The NFRC have released guidelines for the safe installation of torch-on reinforced bitumen membranes and use of gas torches in the workplace. The purpose of this document is to promote Safe2Torch specification writing at the initial survey and design stage and a safe system of work when using propane gas torches for the application of roofing membranes and the drying of roof surfaces.

The guidelines offer a checklist and recommend that this is utilised when preparing a specification. If any boxes on this checklist are ticked, the use of direct torch on application should be avoided.

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