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Smurf

This is the reason why i hate going to quote industrial units



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Smurf

I do tend to over think jobs through @boarcity but using that kind of winch setup would make it a lot easier hence another reason for the scaffolding.:)

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning

Give us £350 and I'll buzz down and do it! Recip saw for the awkward trees? How many metres of gutter is it?

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Smurf

@SPC it's 40m...

I'm just wondering how would you get to the guttering and clear parts of the roof area etc especially the blocked downspout?

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Smurf

I take it they are saving money on the size of their signs too:rolleyes:

 

[ATTACH=full]5619[/ATTACH] I drove past their hq today :)

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Jimroot

Yeah it fits in the palm of my hand ;-)

 

They have traffic lights and barriers at both entrances to stop the riff raff driving too close to take snaps

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Guest SolarPanelCleaning

40m is long. Is the roof box profile? Shallow pitch? I'd stick me Clare raynors on, jump up and crack on! Gotta be safer on the roof than any ladder or platform?

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Diwrnach

Looking at the pics its very similar to one I did not so long ago, that had a tree growing in it, but NOT in the downpipe, and I just used the hook and about 15mins of dicking about on the end of the vac to shift it. The bottom of my vac has a tube I just took the bung off it and most of the water spilled out, though I had to empty the shit out regular as it got real heavy real quick.

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Smurf

No the roof is not box profile.

Shallow pitch depends what you are use to I suppose.

Would that be muddy trainers?

No it would not be safer clambering about on the edge of that roof than using professional erected scaffolding. Also if you tried the company H&S guy would have a field day and fire you off the site.

 

Macho bull (what I call stupidity) gets ppl killed but before you say "It will never happen to me" it does time after time.

 

Who give a fig how much the scaffolding is going to cost as the company will be footing the bill not you so why would you want to do a job unsafely beats me.:confused:

 

40m is long. Is the roof box profile? Shallow pitch? I'd stick me Clare raynors on, jump up and crack on! Gotta be safer on the roof than any ladder or platform?

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theres a lot of bull said about h & s . let me quantify that by an example about 4yrs ago was doin my job when next door a Sky fellow was setting up his gear ,starts laying into me about fixing my ladder to the wall and wheres my steel toe boots . BUT then goes on to tellin me hes jus restarted back at work after a 6 month layoff from a dislocated shoulder when he FELL from his ladder. im convinced that wearing steelies plus hard hat is dicing with danger [hard hat cos u lose your perception senses wearing one.

in this job its all about senses, judging and negating risks . wearing steelies or boots of any industrial make with ladders is very foolish as is walking roofs wearing them.

Also you must know your own limits , if you are not using ladders often as in every day all day ,nows not the time to learn on that gutter job.

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Smurf

I agree a lot of H&S is bull but when it comes to working safely at height I don't call it bull at. Unfortunately some ppl lack common sense and/or want to do a job on the cheap when it comes to workers safety. People do get hurt or killed every year when working at height and gutter clearing is no exception.

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Hmmm. The seventh picture seems to show the pitch best. It's almost flat. Guess if it were steep, the leaves would have been washed off. I dunno.

I'm by no means macho and more than happy to walk away from a job that may cause a risk to myself, others or property. But that roof.......man I'd be up there with a bucket. Maybe the photos don't illustrate the hazards very well? How high is it? I did see someone fall off a roof once while we putting tekscrews in, but he was acting like a twat and not respecting the obvious danger. Guess it's like crossing road, if you don't look, you might get run over.

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Jimroot

I went on a few other forums over the foot ware issue, skate shoes for roofers seemed popular, but it was a US site. I wore hiking shoes for my first ladder excursions and they felt dodgy, going to try dickies trainer boots with steel cap. I am too clumsy and drop heavy things on my feet to wear Adidas like boarcity :-(

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cheapncheerful

I always think of a guy who fell of a ladder and was lying in a hospital bed and how much his life had changed in just seconds..and I could never forget rod hull...

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Jimroot

I wouldnt get on a horse because of the fall risk. I think a healthy fear of heights can only be a good thing personally

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Smurf

As an x H&S guy you should know that you can't just go walking about on roofs without any safety methods in place. The firm would also be liable if you fell off or through that roof.

 

Hmmm. The seventh picture seems to show the pitch best. It's almost flat. Guess if it were steep, the leaves would have been washed off. I dunno.

I'm by no means macho and more than happy to walk away from a job that may cause a risk to myself, others or property. But that roof.......man I'd be up there with a bucket. Maybe the photos don't illustrate the hazards very well? How high is it? I did see someone fall off a roof once while we putting tekscrews in, but he was acting like a **** and not respecting the obvious danger. Guess it's like crossing road, if you don't look, you might get run over.

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Jimroot

Yes who can forget that tragedy. I spend a huge amount of time avoiding risk now I come to think of it. At work we did risk assessments all the time, too much really that it became a paper exercise, but in this new business I intened to emerge the other end in one well maintained piece :-). I gave up motorcycle for same reason

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Suitable footwear for roof walking is trainers/shoes with a soft sole .

I went on a few other forums over the foot ware issue, skate shoes for roofers seemed popular, but it was a US site. I wore hiking shoes for my first ladder excursions and they felt dodgy, going to try dickies trainer boots with steel cap. I am too clumsy and drop heavy things on my feet to wear Adidas like boarcity :-(

its suprizing how crap some shoes/boots are when it comes to ladderwork and on roofs . some look great ,an example being work shoes with anti static,oil resistant soles- they are lethal on rungs

Also any trainers with a hard plastic soles ,if sole is hard enough that u cant mark it with your thumbnail,itll be no good

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