ARTA

Health and Safety Guides


From working at heights to using power tools and ladders, there are inherent risks involved in roof tiling work. The Australian Roofing Tile Association and its members take roof safety very seriously, and want all tilers to go home safely after a day on the roof. We therefore want to minimise the risks and create awareness around the dangers involved with installing our members’ products. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the resources below which provide guidance on effective work, health and safety practices for roof tiling.


Safety Publications Walking on a Flat Tiled Roof

This ARTA guide visually conveys the dos and don’ts in regards to walking on flat tiled roofs.



Safe Propping for Builders in Roof Installation

This ARTA guide provides a checklist and recommendations for the safe propping of a roof for builders.



Safe Roof Propping for Roof Workers

This ARTA guide provides a checklist and recommendations for safe use of propping for roof workers to check before the installation.



Silica Dust Fact Sheet

This fact sheet and accompanying checklist outlines the health hazards associated with silica dust as well as provide key regulations and methods for minimising exposure levels.



Glazed Roof Tile Safety Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the safety hazards and provides workplace recommendations in relation to handling cut or broken glazed roof tiles.



Multi-Grip Fasteners Safety Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the safety hazards in relation to roof truss fasteners and recommends alternative methods of roof fastening.