Roof Safety Monitor Instruction Guidelines

Fall Protection Program

Safety Monitor Instructional Guidelines

The instructions to the roof safety monitor must be relayed and understood before an employee or supervisor can act in that capacity.

  1. Safety monitors must be engaged in no other work except for monitoring the activities of employees performing high work.
  2. Safety monitors should preferably be a supervisor, but a properly trained bargaining unit worker can also be a safety monitor.
  3. Safety monitors must be in constant visual and verbal contact with the employees they are monitoring.
  4. Safety monitors are to be aware of roof conditions, changing weather and general surroundings and instruct workers to stop and get off the roof when necessary.
  5. Safety monitors must ensure that the employees they are monitoring do not engage in unsafe practices.