Oxford Safety Components was approached by an Essex-based roofing repair contractor to offer a fragile roof solution to help eliminate risks posed to their workers when accessing a gutter for maintenance.
The company, which offers reactive maintenance and multiple other roof repair services for large buildings, sought OSC out for a rental quotation after identifying the problem at a job in Coventry.
The planned work was to take place on a fragile roof around 48m in size. Two close buildings were separated by a parapet wall with a gutter on either side. The work involved accessing this area to clean the gutter from end to end.
Fragile roofs - particularly roof gutters - can pose a serious risk to the safety of workers, so the client was determined to ensure all risks were controlled.
Based on the information given to us by the client, we quickly identified that the TreadLite Fragile Roof solution would be the ideal way to guarantee safe access in and around the gutters on the roof.
The TreadLite system is an effective, lightweight temporary fragile roof solution offering fall arrest for safe working on fragile roofs. Made from aluminium, it is ideal for reactive work, and the modular design gives it unmatched adaptability for a range of tasks.
We provided a quote for rental of the system, and the client was more than happy to proceed.
It took around 2 hours to install the systems, accessing via scaffolding at the front of the building, and all operatives were given full training in the use of the system by our expert engineers. We also made sure all personnel were competent and trained in related areas.
The system was delivered on the 11th October 2021, and the client completed the planned works by the 21st October. The systems were collected by us that same afternoon and taken away.
The client reported that their customer was very happy with the speed of the work, and they themselves were more than happy with the speed at which the system was installed and removed, as well as its fully collapsible nature, which made work within the small space much easier.
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