Installations / Rooftop Demarcation for Waitrose
Rooftop Demarcation for Safe Maintenance
We have installed our rooftop demarcation system at Waitrose's Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Bracknell to allow safe maintenance of plant and equipment situated on the roofs.
The demarcation system was installed as part of an upgrade to the Centre's health and safety regimes, where the need for regular access to the roof of the RDC's Ambient Dry Goods Warehouse was reviewed.
As with most buildings plant and equipment is housed on the warehouse's roof meaning that regular access is required for maintenance purposes of equipment such as the smoke vents. However, hazards such as roof lights and the vents themselves meant that particular care was required when accessing the roof.
The system provides demarcation for such hazards, clearly identifying areas of concern and preventing access on to and around those sections.
Rise in working at height safety breaches
Working at height continues to be a concern on construction sites with latest figures showing a rise in safety breaches and fatalities.
Suspended sentence for repeated safety breaches
Roofer had already been served with two prohibition notices on two separate occasions for working at height with no suitable edge protection.