The Window Chick Blog

How to Remove Snow from  Rooftops Safely

Posted by Susan Ring Dec 3, 2018 6:48:47 PM

In 2015, New England was pounded by snow. The buildup caused hundreds of roofs to collapse, resulting thousands of dollars in damage, not to mention injuries. Removing snow from a roof can be very dangerous not only to the people involved, but to the roof structure as well.

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Topics: fall protection, protection, shoveling, winter

Snow Removal Safety with Roof Railing Rentals

Posted by admin Nov 8, 2016 11:37:18 AM

Most people with a height phobia actually fear the possibility of falling rather than height itself--and with good reason. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, “Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide [with] 37.3 million falls severe enough to require medical attention” (September 2016). Just last winter, several Boston-area businesses faced legal action following fall-related deaths. Couple these statistics with those concerning preventable snow-related fall injuries (16 OSHA-investigated cases in the past decade), and it is clear that this particular phobia is well substantiated.

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Topics: safety, News, roof, shoveling, snow, winter

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