Guidance note for competence and general fitness requirements to work on roofs (ACR [CP] 005:2012 Rev 2)

Working on any roof can be an extremely hazardous activity. Even a basic inspection requires adequate knowledge and understanding of the hazards and issues involved.

However in focusing on the building and roof conditions, it is easy to overlook the ability of the people that are employed to go on to the roof to carry out inspections or perform work tasks.

Using a competent workforce having appropriate levels of fitness is vital in ensuring roof work safety.

This guide provides advice on what constitutes competency to organise and plan, manage, supervise, and work on roofs. In addition, it gives very general advice on the legal duties for the commissioners of, and clients for, roof work.

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