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Care should be taken when handling sheets to prevent damage and ideally mechanical handling equipment (e.g. a forklift truck) should be used where appropriate. Dragging one sheet’s edge across another may cause scratching of the sheet below so take care to lift and not drag sheets. Any packaging should be removed before lifting sheets onto a roof.
Once on the roof and prior to fixing, sheets should be kept secured to the roof, close to the rafter line and, in so far as is possible, spread out so their weight is evenly distributed across the purlins. Any debris arising should be removed and off-cuts of insulation, surplus fasteners and similar not left on the sheeting.