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Information Sheet 1 - Clients guide

ACR Information Sheet No 1

 Selecting a Competent Roofing Contractor

 Note:This publication was originally the work item known as the Yellow Book, however during the drafting of the document it became clear that the final size of the document would be better suited as an information sheet rather than a normal Code of Practise booklet.

It is essential that anyone wishing to have roof work carried out ensures that the company, or persons, selected to undertake the work are competent to do so. In many cases, this is a legal requirement.

This information sheet gives practical advice on how to select Contractors who are :

    • capable of providing a high quality service;
    • able to carry the work in accordance with current British or other accredited Industry Standards and
    • able to carry out the work in a safe manner.

by questioning elements of :

    • Commercial Probity
    • Experience
    • Trade Organisation
    • Personnel
    • Health and Safety
    • Methods of Work

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1st published Nov 2005

Rev01 published March 2006

Rev02 published March 2012

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The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety [ACR] is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer.  Its membership is made up of nominees from the major roofworking Federations and Associations and the Health & Safety Executive, who provide the experience of many years of involvement in working on roofs in the advice given in their documents.Every care and attention is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information included in their documents and this website, however the committee or any individual committtee members can not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained therein