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Roofing and cladding are invariably carried out at height

Whether you are installing a new cladding/roof or carrying out a roof survey on a dangerous or inaccessible property, the best way to inspect it safely and thoroughly is through the use of a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP).

MEWPs such as scissor lift, boom or vehicle-mounted platforms are the best option for helping prevent a fall from occurring when working at height.

It is always important to ensure that before the commencement of any work a risk assessment is carried out and that the work is suitably and sufficiently planned and managed. A site survey/assessment will need to be undertaken before work starts. GTAccess can help with specifying the correct access platform for the task and we offer free site surveys that will carefully consider site layout, access, egress, land use and terrain.

A powered access platform is one of the safest means for temporary work at height, provided that a risk assessment is done, managers and operators are properly trained and safe use procedures are followed.


Before any Roofing or Cladding operations commence, it is important to assess the following:


  1. Is there adequate space available for the operation and/or machinery?
  2. Are the ground conditions and topography suitable/stable?
  3. Is there adequate safe working distances from overhead services?
  4. Is the site access available/unrestricted?
  5. Are the wind speed, exposure and weather conditions suitable for use?
  6. Are the operatives adequately trained and proficient to undertake the tasks required?