Is access to the roof needed?
Every green roof requires some degree of maintenance to ensure it is kept in top condition, so providing provision for access at an early stage is always beneficial. Often green roofs are used for recreational or research purposes and require regular access.
According to the British Standards Institution, proper access has to be provided to the roof area of all new-build developments, and inspections must be carried out twice a year. Health and Safety regulations require anyone within 2m of a roof edge to wear a safety harness. Brackets, man safe systems, edging or fall nets can all provide attachment points and protection from falls.
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