We are serious about safety. While on the job at the worksite, traveling to and from an assignment, loading and unloading in the warehouse, or working in the office, the care and protection of our employees as well as our customer’s property is our foremost priority. At SouthEnd Exteriors, each of our crews has been well trained in jobsite safety procedures. We maintain OSHA compliant jobsites and in certain instances, require our crews to follow even more stringent safety guidelines and standards. We perform our own random safety inspections and make sure to include on-the-job “Tool Box Talks” for our employees. We commit to performing quality work from start to finish. It is our goal to eliminate accidents, hazardous situations, and to be compliant at all times.
Don’t trust your biggest asset to just any contractor. Choose SouthEnd Exteriors as your quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor and project partner. We are licensed in North Carolina and/or South Carolina, are adequately insured, receive regular ongoing professional training, and are fully committed to performing excellent quality – accident-free work.
A Safety Mindset
When it comes to installing a roof or siding, safety should be your number-one concern. Our team members know that skipping good safety practices because they take too much time makes it all the more likely that an accident will happen—so why take that chance?
There are many safety issues to consider when installing or repairing home siding or a residential roofing:
Work Area Inspection
Make sure you have a clean, organized work area. Block it off from children and pets. Identify and avoid all site danger areas, such as dangerous power lines, unsafe roof access areas, and underground hazards (such as cesspools and power lines).
Preventing falls on the worksite can prevent many serious injuries in our construction field. We take appropriate steps to minimize the risk of slipping and falling during home siding and roofing installation:
- Never work on a wet roof.
- Keep your work area as clean of dirt, tools, and debris as possible.
- Wear safe footwear—soft-soled boots provide the best roof traction.
- When working on a steeply pitched roof, protect yourself with safety equipment such as a safety harness, net, and guardrails.
- Set up and climb your ladder properly.
- Always wear a helmet to protect your head and prevent more serious injury if you fall.
- Never leave ladders unattended and keep them away from electrical wires and bundles of building materials.
SouthEnd Exteriors crews use ladders that conform to local safety codes and practices approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration http://www.osha.gov/
- Inspect your ladder carefully before use.
- Make sure to set up your ladder properly. Place your ladder on solid, level footing, tie your ladder off at the top or secure with a plywood brace, and set your ladder against a solid backing.
- Don’t use a damaged or makeshift ladder.
- Extend your ladder 36 inches above the landing or roof eave to provide a secure location to grab when transitioning from the roof to the ladder.
Tools and Safety Equipment
We always use the right tool for the job. Cutting corners results in lost time and increases the chance of accidents. We use all the correct safety equipment when we install your roof and siding projects, including:
- Eye protection
- Ladder stabilizer
- Safety harness
Other Safety Practices
- Electrical Safety
- Hammer Safety
- Power Nail Safety
- Utility Knife Safety
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