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Keeping safe: why you should invest in a professional gutter repair service that will prioritise health and safety

If, like many others, the gutters on your commercial or industrial property are clogged or damaged and therefore need repairing, investing in a professional gutter service could save you time and money in the long term.

There are a number of risks associated with gutter repair and gutter cleaning, and if you were to try and fix any problems without sufficient training, further damage can be caused to the property, or even worse, you could suffer severe injuries.

Fortunately, our staff at UK Gutters have all undergone comprehensive training and appraisals to ensure that we work in accordance with the HSE Working at Height regulations and HSG33. We have also achieved Altius, SafeContractor, CHAS, and Constructionline approval, meaning you can rest assured that your gutter repair service is being carried out by the real experts.

We prioritise health and safety in every single job we undertake. Anyone who represents UK Gutters and carries out any work will be fully certified, no matter how big or small the job is.

The risks associated with carrying out your own gutter repairs

Gutter repair and gutter cleaning needs to be carried out quickly and efficiently to avoid further damage to the property and to ensure the safety of those inside. It is for this reason that it may appear tempting to carry out any repairs yourself. This could, however, do more harm than help.

Attempting to carry out any gutter repairs without sufficient training may lead to gutters becoming clogged even further, which can lead to significant water damage as well as the build-up of moss and mould in your property.

As gutters are typically difficult to reach, you also run the risk of seriously hurting yourself or others if you are not adequately prepared to deal with the source of the problem. Slips and falls are not uncommon and can lead to consequential accidents.

Health and safety at UK Gutters

Here at UK Gutters, health and safety is of paramount importance to us. As previously mentioned, all of our employees are fully trained to ensure that your gutter repairs are carried out as safely as possible.

We also have a dedicated Health and Safety Manager, Marc, who makes sure we comply with legislation to help us continually improve our ways of working. As a member of IOSH, Marc is an expert in his field, and is the backbone of UK Gutters as he constantly monitors every aspect of health and safety.

Any project we undertake consists of two-man teams who hold appropriate skill cards, and both are certified first aiders.

As well as training our staff to the best of our ability, we use the best quality equipment to provide gutter repair and gutter cleaning services as efficiently as possible. We hold a register of PPE equipment which is checked before use and tagged as necessary.

Furthermore, unannounced and announced on-site safety audits are undertaken on a regular basis to ensure that tasks are being governed by our principles of safe working at height.

To summarise…

When it comes to the health and safety of the individuals in your commercial or industrial property, as well as the structural integrity of the property itself, investing in a professional gutter repair or gutter cleaning service can be critical.

UK Gutter Maintenance Ltd offers a range of gutter repair and gutter cleaning services. To find out more about the services available in your local area, call us on 0800 046 1376 or drop us an email at info@ukgutters.co.uk.