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April 19th, 2024 Shehrose Y.

10 Essential Safety Measures for Roofing Projects

Roofing is a crucial aspect of any building's structure, providing protection from the elements and maintaining the integrity of the entire edifice. However, it's also one of the most hazardous tasks in the construction industry. With workers operating at heights and dealing with heavy materials, safety measures are paramount to prevent accidents and ensure successful project completion.

At Primegrip, we value roofers. Our #TargetZero initiative aims to eliminate workplace injuries for construction workers. Through education, training and the implementation of proper protocols we believe we can achieve #TargetZero together. Here, we outline some essential safety measures that should be implemented on all roofing jobsites.

1. Proper Training and Certification: Before stepping foot on a roof, all workers should undergo thorough training in roofing techniques, equipment operation, and safety procedures. Certification programs such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training ensure that workers are equipped with the knowledge to handle various situations safely.

2. Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Adequate PPE is non-negotiable when working on a roof. Beyond the basic fall protection equipment like harnesses and anchors, this includes hard hats, non-slip footwear, gloves and safety glasses. Ensuring that all workers wear and maintain their PPE properly significantly reduces the risk of injury. The part we play in this aspect of safety is making sure that we offer best-in-class safety and personal protection equipment to our customers.

Paladin Harness

3. Regular Equipment Inspection and Maintenance: All tools and equipment used for roofing, including ladders, scaffolds, and power tools, must be inspected regularly for defects or wear and tear. Faulty equipment should be repaired or replaced immediately to prevent accidents.

4. Weather Monitoring: Weather conditions greatly impact the safety of roofing projects. High winds, rain, or ice can increase the risk of slips, falls, and material damage. Monitoring weather forecasts and postponing work during adverse conditions is essential for worker safety and project integrity.

5. Secure Work Area: Before commencing work, ensure that the area around the building is secure. This includes barricading off the work zone to prevent unauthorized access and protecting pedestrians and vehicles from falling debris.

6. Fall Protection Systems: Implementing effective fall protection systems is crucial for preventing injuries and fatalities. This may include guardrails, safety nets, and personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) such as harnesses and lifelines. Workers should be trained in the proper use of these systems to ensure their effectiveness.

Fall Protection

7. Safe Material Handling: Roofing materials such as shingles, tiles, and metal sheets can be heavy and cumbersome. Proper lifting techniques and the use of mechanical aids such as hoists or cranes can reduce the risk of strains and musculoskeletal injuries among workers. The use of innovative products such as Primegrip Knee Saver™ knee pads and Wrist Saver™ support straps can protect worker joints and wrists in tasks that require repetitive motion work and lifting.

Safe Material Handling

8. Communication and Supervision: Clear communication between workers, supervisors, and other stakeholders is essential for maintaining a safe working environment. Regular safety meetings and toolbox talks can reinforce safety protocols and address any concerns or hazards on-site.

9. Emergency Preparedness: Despite all precautions, accidents can still occur. Having a comprehensive emergency response plan in place, including procedures for medical emergencies and evacuation routes, ensures a swift and effective response in case of an incident.

10. Regular Safety Audits and Reviews: Continuous improvement is key to maintaining safety standards on roofing projects. Regular safety audits and reviews allow for the identification of potential hazards and the implementation of corrective measures to prevent accidents in the future.

In conclusion, the safety of workers should be top priorities on any project. By implementing these essential measures, contractors can protect their workers, minimize risks, and ensure the successful completion of roofing projects with peace of mind. Remember, when it comes to roofing, safety is not just an option – it's a necessity.

September 21st, 2020 Thomas V.

Hey NAPA Installers! We are exhibiting at the virtual XPO 2020!

Attend the landmark event of the NAPA Canada calendar from the comfort and safety of your own home. NAPA store staff and installers can scan the QR code to access the Prime-Lite booth, where we will be showcasing the latest and greatest in LED task lighting technology.

We have partnered with NAPA Canada to offer amazing discounts on all your go-to Prime-Lite products and extra XPO points. Installers can redeem XPO points for some great rewards, like 4K TVs, cameras, sound systems, tablets and more. Visit the link below to see the complete list of available XPO rewards:

XPO 2020

August 26th, 2020 Thomas V.

Primeline Tools Inc. is a proud member of the National Roofing Week!

This week, we are taking time to appreciate and create awareness about the importance of roofs in our lives, and the great men and women in the roofing industry who take enormous pride in the work they do.

We want to thank roofers all across Canada for their love and support. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you all. You are the reason we are motivated to keep doing what we do, and we are honoured to be a part of this great big family.

We will be posting to our social media this week showcasing our involvement and appreciation. Follow us on these platforms and stay connected:

AUGUST 24-28, 2020


NRW 2020

January 30th, 2020 Thomas V.

Come visit us at the 2020 International Roofing Expo!

Primeline Tools Inc. is attending the International Roofing Expo, the most influential trade event for the roofing construction and maintenance industry between February 4th and 6th, 2020. Come check us out at booth #1626 to see our innovative tools and equipment.

Sessions and events are filling up fast, do not miss everything we are showcasing this year!

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020


IRE 2020

January 28th, 2019 Thomas V.

Visit us at the International Roofing Expo!

Primeline Tools Inc. is attending the International Roofing Expo, the most influential trade event for the roofing construction and maintenance industry between February 11th and 13th, 2019. Come check us out at booth #510 to see our innovative tools and equipment.

This is the perfect oportunity to build relationships at a high-level networking event and meet face-to-face. Sessions and events are filling up fast, you will not want to miss everything we are showcasing this year!

FEBRUARY 11-13, 2019


Booth PrimeGrip