Aug. 6, 2012
-- Calgary, AB - The most dangerous type of construction definitely has to be roofing. The Calgary construction industry abides by the rules and regulations of the ACSA, or Alberta Construction Safety Association, an organization that requires safety training and that each member carry insurance. Still, roofing accidents are quite common; several studies have indicated that roofing –related fatalities are the most common type of fatalities in construction. Falls are an especially common cause of death, and to make things even worse, these incidents had often occurred to roofers who didn’t either carry insurance or undergo proper safety training. This is something Calgary roofing contractor KANNICE is aware of, thus its strong emphasis on safety training for its workers.
“Everybody has to attend ACSA training. Everyone from our managers to simple roofers like myself, it is a must that we have proper safety training,” said one of the company’s Calgary roofing specialists, who declined to give his name. “Other companies are rather lax when it comes to safety training and the like, and at first I didn’t understand why we had to be told something we (already) know. But that’s the reason why KANNICE has a reliable reputation in the construction business.” Indeed, roofing in Calgary requires that all necessary safety precautions be followed, and the workers say so themselves. But what about those who have had KANNICE work on a roofing job? What about the clientele? KANNICE claims that they have more than enough referrals accumulated through their decades of existence as a construction firm. One satisfied customer told us that “(KANNICE)
did a meticulous job of installing my roof. I wasn’t going to let them in if they weren’t insured and if they didn’t have the requisite safety gear, but they did – all throughout the process I felt that they had my best interests in mind as a customer and truly cared about following those so-called ‘best practices.’”
The company has other services apart from commercial and residential roofing in Calgary. KANNICE offers several pre-construction services; these services are broken down into six components (Planning/scheduling, Budgeting, Tendering, Value Engineering, As-Built Surveys and Design Coordination)
and ensure each project is done in a cost-effective fashion as possible. This keeps a project within budget without compromising its quality or, again, any safety procedures that need to be followed. KANNICE also provides construction equipment and always makes sure that these machines or tools do not lag behind in the technology department. “Give me a break – construction equipment from the ‘80s? I wasn’t even in high school then,” said the KANNICE roofer we talked to earlier. “The Calgary roofing industry requires (that) you stay on top of the latest trends, and I know people who work for companies that don’t. We are also provided training if needed, to make sure we are using the equipment properly.”
The long and the short of it is that safety matters when it comes to roofing in Calgary. It will always be a dangerous job, as anyone can attest to, but it’s always best to work for a contractor that values safety and provides all the resources to ensure that these safe procedures are followed.
Need a complete roof replacement or need roof repair? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve chosen a quality, reliable manufacturer for your roof system products, KANNICE Construction ensures that your needs are responded to.
For more information about roofing Calgary, visit http://kannice.org/roofing-calgary/