Roofing is inherently dangerous, which is why we take safety so seriously. When roofing in Colorado, there are many hazards that can present themselves while working on jobsites in Denver and Colorado Springs. In this article, we discuss electricity, and how it applies to roofing and the hazards involved while working with electricity and performing roofing.
Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution (death).
When we are roofing in Parker, Colorado, or anywhere else for that matter, we assume that all overhead wires are energized at lethal voltages. A-Denver Roofing never assumes that a wire is safe to touch even if it is down or appears to be insulated.
In Denver, Colorado, or anywhere else for that matter, we never touch a fallen overhead power line. If this condition is found on one of our jobsites in Boulder, Colorado, we call the electric utility company to report the fallen electrical lines.
When we are on a re-roofing project in Colorado Springs, we stay at least 10 feet away from overhead wires during cleanup and other activities. If we’re roofing at heights or handling long objects, we will survey the area before starting work for the presence of overhead wires.
While roofing in Denver, Colorado, if an overhead wire falls across your vehicle while you are driving, stay inside the vehicle and continue to drive away from that line. If the engine stalls, do not leave your vehicle. Warn people not the touch the vehicle or the wire. Call or ask someone to call the electric utility company and emergency services.
If we’re re-roofing a building in Parker, Colorado, we never operate electrical cords or equipment unless qualified and authorized.
While re-roofing a commercial building in Colorado Springs, we never repair or operate electrical equipment while we are standing in water.
We re-roof large commercial buildings all over Colorado Springs, and if any of our electrical equipment gets wet, we always have a qualified electrician inspect the electrical equipment that has gotten wet before we energize it.
If re-roofing in Colorado Springs, and we’re working in damp conditions, we inspect electrical cords and equipment to ensure that they are in good condition and free of defects, and use a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
While roofing all over Colorado, we alway use caution when working with electricity.