For a lot of adjusters, climbing on steep or dodgy roofs is a daily occurrence. Minimizing the risks associated with climbing on roofs comes from practicing proper ladder placement, proper hand and foot placement when mounting and dismounting a roof, and using the proper gear. One great piece of equipment is a pair of Steepgear shorts.
Falls are a serious problem in the adjusting world, as the vast majority of residential claims involve a roof inspection. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training, falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatalities among residential construction workers in the United States. This statistic doesn’t include adjusters, but you can probably draw a correlation that is similar.
Here’s an excellent video from Steepgear demonstrating the effectiveness of their shorts, and why you should have these in your kit.