Roofing Safety Equipment

Roofing is a dangerous job, and it is important to provide a safe working environment for all employees in your roofing company.  It is not only crucial from a safety standpoint, but also from a legal standpoint.  Osha has strict rules about job safety that will result in huge fines if not followed.

Below is a list of roofing safety gear and equipment you may need to help protect you and your employees from injuries and to help your company avoid unnecessary fines.  This is just a sample list.  The safety equipment you will need may vary depending on the type of job you are doing.

Safety harness/ fall arrest system

Fall protection gear is designed to either prevent a worker from falling at all, or will limit the freefall distance.

Roof Anchors

Roof Anchors attach to the roof and are used in conjunction with a safety harness or fall arrest system.  There are different styles of roof anchors that are compatible with different types of roof systems such as metal, asphalt shingle, tile, etc.

Warning Line systems
Eye Protection

Ear Protection


Hard Hats

Safety Vests

Roof Ladder (also called chicken ladder)