The old days of a property owner climbing on their roof to attach an antenna or to repair part of a roof or paint or wash it have now become more complicated. Roof maintenance is very important these days.
Changes in the government health and safety legislation have meant that a property owner can not employ anybody to assist with this work unless they meet all government health and safety requirements. The most expensive requirement is the need for full scaffolding surrounding the house including railing, stairs and other safety features. To bypass this requirement the property owner would need to pay his or her assistant “under the table” and not leave any paper trail that indicates that the assistant has been employed for this work.
How To Do Roof Maintenance
Because erecting and dismantling scaffolding is so expensive, property owners will try to avoid this step if they only need to do some minor repairs on the roof. This leads to the rather silly situation where property owners are actively encouraged to do the work in an unsafe fashion or at least to not take all the safety precautions that a professional roofing Upper Hutt repair person would be legally obliged to take. Homeowners will use extending ladders and step ladders to get up on the roof and may employ safety ropes and harnesses and timber roof ladders in an attempt to be safe. Private citizens can do that within the health and safety legislation, but it does mean that the accident rate is far higher than that in the industry.
There is a real opening in the industry for operators who can find a quick and cheap way to operate safely on a roof in order to make minor repairs etc. Operators licensed for a rope and harness arrangement could find a lot of business if they were so inclined.