Did you know that surviving a fatal fall is possible? When we think of “falling,” we often think of clumsily tripping on the sidewalk or falling down the steps, but falling can be more detrimental. In the case of construction workers, there is at least one accident each day. When you think of a roofing contractor, their jobs aren’t easy to do. Constructing or repairing a roof within itself is challenging but to continually work from great heights instills fear in most people. If you enjoy d.i.y, projects, then you may spend a lot of time on your roof checking for water damage, cleaning your roof, and making sure that it’s properly insulated. It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner, business owner, or a roofing contractor, you need more than just luck to ensure your safety. Keep reading for these safety tips on what to do to survive a fatal fall from a roof.
1) Remain Calm
When falling from a roof, there is a high chance that you’ll land into your backyard or on the front porch, filled with items such as furniture, lawn decorations, or signs. It’s rare that when falling from a roof or great height, you drop onto pillowy grass or even hard concrete. Most likely, obstacles will be in your way. When you breathe, remain calm, and don’t panic you’ll discover ways to protect yourself mid-fall. If you can take a deep breath, you may be able to find a way to at least slow your fall or stop the impact altogether. Packing results in muscles are becoming stiff, tensing up, and making your fall even more fatal.
2) Protect Your Head
If you were to fall off a roof, make sure to cover your head. You don’t want to suffer from a concussion or even worse, brain damage. Interlocking your fingers and place your hands to the sides of your head, and position your elbows, outwardly towards the front.
3) Don’t Flail Around
Falling is scary. It’s instinctive to flail around and fight the motion. Your heartbeat races and all you want is for the fall to be over. However, relaxing your body causes you to face a smaller impact. Bend your knees and make sure that your arms and legs are loose.
Ways To Prevent Falling in the First Place
-Wear a Harness
-Never work on a roof when it’s wet outside
-Invest in sturdy work boots
-Have a height phobia? Stay away from the roof
-Hire a professional to take care of your roofing needs
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