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Briefing sheet

Roof work: Repair and maintenance

21 October 2015

This briefing sheet was created by the ICE Health & Safety Expert Panel to enable a consistent approach to risk management when maintaining and repairing items requiring access to roofs. It looks at working at height and the consideration of environmental conditions.

Roof work: Repair and maintenance
Lychett School, in Poole, Dorset.

Designers seeking further guidance when considering the HSE guidance (L153) paragraph 86 should read this paper. It gives insightful examples to assist the designer in different scenarios of risk management processes.

Further reading

HSE Booklet HSG33 Health & Safety in Roof Work - page 68

Safe access for maintenance and repair CIRIA C686 (2nd Edition 2009)

Health & Safety Expert Panel on Roofing

Content type: Briefing sheet

Last updated: 27/04/2022

Author: ICE

  • Kate Beardsley, head of engineering networks at ICE