ARTA has developed an industry code of conduct on safety for roof tilers through a series of safety videos that can be viewed on your mobile device. The aim of these videos is to educate roof tilers and apprentices on key safety procedures as well as how to manage the risks involved in roof tiling work.
To access the videos, click on the YouTube videos seen below:
The ARTA Safe Use of Ladders to Access Roofs video demonstrates not just how to use a ladder safely but also what ladder to choose, how to set up your ladder correctly and how to prepare your site and team for safe work.
The ARTA Working at Heights video explains how to prepare and make sure any work completed at heights is safe. This means controlling onsite risks and having safety mechanisms in place as well as how to work on the roof in a safe manner.
The ARTA Safe Use of Power Tools When Working on Roofs video demonstrates how to ensure all onsite power tools are safe to use and how roof tilers can ensure they are used safely.
Through recent surveys the Australian Roofing Tile Association has identified safe propping as a pressing issue in the bricking industry.
ARTA is motivated to make a conscious change in the approach to propping procedures in order to ensure workers are correctly identifying safety hazards and subsequently preventing injuries or damage.
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