Getting snow off a roof takes planning

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Photo: Ville de Québec website

Workers removing snow from rooftops in Old Quebec City must wear proper safety equipment and another person must be on the ground to warn pedestrians and passing vehicles of imminent snow falling to the ground.

Falls, getting buried in snow, electrocution, heart trouble, injuries, hypothermia, frostbite … removing snow from your roof is a risky business. The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) wishes to remind the community of the importance of good planning for accident prevention.