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Roofwork FAQs

Welcome to the ACRís Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Below are links  to answers to the most common questions visitors to our Web site have asked about the work of the Committee and itís publications.

If you do not find the answer here, please email your  clarification question to us

Please note the primary remit of the ACR is promoting roofwork and roof safety - the Committee only accept questions relating to its work and itís publications. If your question relates to roof or roofwork specifications or products, or site specific /general  roofwork and roof safety issues not covered in our publications, you are asked to contact the various constituent Trade Associations who made or install the products - links to their web pages can be found here

Questions about publication dates

An ACR publication is shown as being currently in draft or is being updated. Where can I find the latest information about itís proposed publication date?

Questions about the red book and non fragility

Is there a scientific basis to justify the red book test ?

What factors of safety are built into the test?

I have concerns about a claim of non fragility being made by a supplier?

Does the red book test apply to glass assemblies?

How is the red book test applied to GRP Rooflights?

What is the correct way to reference the Red Book test in publications and manufacturers literature?

A manufacturer says his product is tested to an earlier version of the Red Book are his claims still valid?

Questions about other ACR publications and roofwork issues

 When can I move nets during the installation of class C assemblies?

Why does the orange book indicate that hi-visibility tape is inadequate to prevent approach to fragile areas?

Is there a guidance wind speed above which roofing works should stop?

General Questions about this site

What is RSS/XML and how do I get ACR news updates?

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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