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Safety

Without safe worksite practices, valuable employees are at risk, and customers lose trust.  Healthy employees and respecting clients are an unbeatable combination.  National Roof Coaters, collectively as a family, embraces a commitment to personal safety through education, prudent application and mandatory execution.

“Safety is a full-time job, don't make it a part-time practice”

Safety pays dividends!

Roofing companies in general are a high risk pool for insurance underwriters.  Whether general liability or workers compensation coverage is considered, these P & L expenses can be quite substantial when safety is a secondary focus, and employee injuries are tolerated.  National Roof Coaters success in safety, over the years, has translated directly into significant insurance cost savings.  These savings enable National Roof to continue to offer cost competitive projects to clients that are executed safely and with high quality.

Several of many NRC safety training categories

  • Emergency evacuation
  • Fall prevention
  • Fall protection
  • First aid
  • Hazard Communications
  • Ladder safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Proper use of power tools
  • Site specific safety plans
  • Job hazard assessment
  • Limiting risk

Professional support safety training categories

  • OSHA 10 hour
  • 1st aid & CPR
  • Aerial man-lifts and tele-handlers

Best Practices for Roof Safety:

  • Know your immediate roof
  • Be aware of roof system features
  • Constantly observe roof for adverse conditions.
  • Always make a visual examination of the area before moving about the roof
  • If hazardous conditions are ob­served, stop, report and assist in alleviating
  • Wear safety equipment as mandated and common sense dictates.
  • Keep all lines of communication open with all coworkers regarding adverse roof conditions
  • Vacate roof in an orderly and safe manner prior to inclement weather conditions
  • Use proper repair & restoration tools, and certified Personal Fall Restraint equipment
  • Follow all company safety rules and policies.

National Roof Coaters is a registered member of ISNetworld

Some of our larger customers use ISNetworld in the vetting process prior to engaging a professional and certified contractor.  ISNetworld assists National Roof Coaters in updating and maintaining construction industry safety standards as described below.

ISNetworld

Our Process

Maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers can often be a strain on internal resources. ISN streamlines these processes, saving time and improving safety standards. Hiring Clients use ISNetworld to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.

Collect

ISN facilitates the collection of self-reported information from contractors and maintains it in a centralized database, ISNetworld. The information we collect is configured to each Hiring Client’s specific requirements and includes items such as:

  • Management System Questionnaire
  • Written Health & Safety Programs
  • Incident & Accident Records
  • Audit Results
  • Insurance Certificates
  • Workers Compensation & EMR Letters

Verify

Our subject matter experts review the information contractors report, ensuring accuracy with the requirements set forth by their clients and regulatory agencies. ISN also partners with multiple data providers to import training qualifications, audits and other information into ISNetworld.

Connect

ISNetworld connects Hiring Clients with safe and sustainable contractors, facilitating partnerships to help ensure compliance with safety and procurement standards. Hiring Clients have multiple tools that enable clear and open communication. Subscribed contractors and suppliers are provided with marketing and networking opportunities to increase their visibility to Hiring Clients across various industries.

“A danger foreseen is half avoided”

National Roof Coaters Safety approach and focus is on the “injury prevention” through:

  • Education & training
  • Experience and knowledge
  • Project assessment (i.e. JHA)
  • Proper safety equipment & tools
  • Awareness
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Best Practices
  • Fall prevention vs. fall protection

For:  “successful and desired outcomes (i.e. safe & healthy employees, better quality and satisfied clients)”