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Warning about roof fall risks

WHS Queensland has issued an alert following three serious roof fall incidents in the state in 4 months, including one in which a man was fatally injured.

WHS Queensland has issued an alert following three serious roof fall incidents in the state in 4 months, including one in which a man was fatally injured.

The regulator says that while the risk of serious injury from a fall from a roof depends mainly on the height and surface below, fragile roof surfaces can present an additional risk.

Roofs made with the following materials are likely to be fragile:

WHS Queensland says roof surfaces must be inspected to identify any potentially fragile spots before commencing any work on them. Any locations and tasks that could lead to a fall should be identified, including access to areas where the work will be done.

Click here for detailed information on preventing roof fall incidents.

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