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Hi everyone

The property I'm working on has a ground floor and a first floor. There are two large windows on the first floor level. They are a bathroom window and a bedroom window.

As these are wooden windows, I would like to varnish the exterior parts of the window frames from the outside. The bathroom window frame can only be reached with the use of a ladder. However, the bedroom window frame is directly above a sort of tiled roof section (which just covers the front entrance of the property), and to varnish that window, it would be necessary to step onto those tiles (see pictures attached)

I'm about 80kg. Is it safe for me (and for the property) to stand on these tiles as I varnish the exterior bedroom window frame? If so, any tips or advice on which parts are OK to stand on? Thanks in advance.


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Anything is safe............until it goes wrong.
I would suggest you get scaffold put up. Unless there is another work platform that can over reach that I can not think of.*
You will not be paying for it, the customer will.

Or you could listen to "Dave from the pub" step on the tiles, breaks some and then have to pay for replacements, or you could just fall off and become paralysed for the rest of your life

You can have two ladders and a Duck board and special "thingies" to go onto the ladder, but I don't know if they make them, and I never liked them anyway.

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Anything is safe............until it goes wrong.

You can have two ladders and a Duck board and special "thingies" to go onto the ladder, but I don't know if they make them, and I never liked them anyway.


They're called "Cripples" or "Ladder Cripples". No longer allowed on building sites, but you can do what you like at home.

No one should be telling you it's safe to walk on tiles. It might be, and you might not break any. I've done it and seen it done many times, but it can never be called safe.

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The pitch of that roof looks quite steep too. I wouldn't risk it

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Ktuludays wrote:
The pitch of that roof looks quite steep too. I wouldn't risk it


It's 45°, if it's the same as the one in the background, (highly likely).

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Ktuludays wrote:
The pitch of that roof looks quite steep too. I wouldn't risk it


It's 45°, if it's the same as the one in the background, (highly likely).
Looks more like 44.6 to me

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Tiles would almost certainly take your weight... however working at that height without anything to stop you falling would be madness.

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