In Kerala, the months of December and January are the winter season. The temperature starts dropping from the month of November and the cold weather arrives in Kerala. Unlike other parts of India, the winter in Kerala is not much worse and it wouldn’t lead to dangerous conditions. But still the winter season is a threat to the home owners as there will be wind and snow in this climate. The roofs and the roof workers are at risk in this climate.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT

The Tapco roof tiles are always meant to do protection for the houses and people and always suggests doing the risk assessments, so that the safety must be ensured.

The first thing is to understand the risks as the cold brings many risks. During the winter season there is an increased risk of slippery surface due to wet and windy situations. The roof tile workers must be considered with getting health conditions like asthma, joint pains, fatigue, hypothermia, chilblains and frost bite will be generally exacerbated in this condition.

Other than the cold, wind in this climate is much more dangerous in parts of Kerala. It should be considered especially while working in the height. The risk assessments should be carried out and relevant safety procedures must be carried out at all times.

SAFETY WITH SNOW AND ICE IN WINTER WEATHER

There is no such definitive regulation to define the weather conditions for the employees. In India according to the ESI (Employees state insurance) act, the employees must be protected from the risks during their work. Safety in roof work must be ensured as the wet floor may make the foot slippery to the workers.

WIND SAFETY

The roofers before roofing must always be made aware of the hazards which might threat them when the work is attempted or is doing in the windy climate. The wind conditions on the bottom and top varies, so the wind speeds and direction should be monitored where the work is carried out. The roof tiles may also get damaged or dispatched due to the wind when they are not kept properly.

As there is an increased statistics of injury risks in the winter season care and precaution must be taken during the work. It can be done by checking the weather forecasts, checking the wind speeds and taking necessary precautions. The Tapco, natural clay roof tile supplier gives ideas for precaution and also gives good quality long lasting roof tiles that are suitable for the climate of Kerala.