What’s one of the most important Aspen standards? Safety, of course! Safety is our number one concern when we take on any job. We take extra measures to ensure that our employees and our customers are not in harm’s way during the build process. Take a look into our process.
Aspen Contracting is OSHA and EPA trained and certified. We take full responsibility of regularly informing our crews about all safety standards when working with equipment and materials. We have weekly safety meetings with our crews to cover fall protection, ladder safety, anchor security and more. Other topics include techniques regarding the safe transfer of materials to the roof, and making sure entrance ways are clear of debris at all times so property owners can safely navigate their exterior.
When it comes to equipment, our crews are thoroughly trained on protective gear. All builders wear harnesses that are in safe physical condition. Each person is tied to their own anchor point, which they secure to the roof using durable, heavy-duty ropes and clips. Crews thoroughly examine gear to make sure harnesses are tight, ropes are free of loose ends and frays, and clips are working properly and that everything is in one piece.
On days when the weather is not always on our side, we stand prepared to bring jobs to a pause and maintain the safety of our crews and the safety and appearance of the property. On rainy days, we stay aware of lightning and refrain from roofing in hard rain. To combat the vulnerable position of the property, our crews spread tarps to cover the surface of the roof.
“[Keeping homes dry] is a high priority. We won’t leave a roof exposed because a storm has approached. We work hard to ensure crews stay safe and the house is protected,” said former Production Manager, Neal H.
If it’s a particularly hot day, we ensure that our crews are thoroughly hydrated to prevent heat stroke, dizziness or nausea.
“The overriding concern is the safety on the job. We don’t want to see anyone get hurt or fall off a roof. There is a system in place that will ensure that proper equipment is maintained and rules are followed, we will not have any rooftop accident. It’s important to us to keep our people safe.”