Safety Netting for Construction Sites

In recent years, falls have killed workers and pedestrians on construction sites. Netting helps to prevent these incidents.

Safety nets are a necessary part of every worksite. They can protect pedestrians, workers and equipment from falling objects and debris. They also save lives.

Safety Nets for Pedestrians

There are many ways to keep pedestrians safe from the hazards associated with a construction site. One of the best is a high-quality woven mesh safety net. These are available in a wide variety of sizes and are an economical solution for any construction site. These are particularly useful when working on or near a busy street.

The most important part of any construction project is to ensure safety of everyone on site. Using the right safety nets can save lives, as well as money in the long run. For the best in class solutions, check out US Netting’s large selection of safety netting products and services. These include: vertical & horizontal debris netting, sandblast curtains, safety lanyards, and much more. The best way to keep pedestrians safe on a construction site is to have a safety plan in place before the job begins. For more information on how to implement a safety plan or to learn about the many other products we offer, contact your nearest US Netting location today.

Safety Nets for Workers

When construction workers work at height, they are vulnerable to falling and injuring themselves. This is the leading cause of fatalities in construction.

Using safety nets reduces this risk by catching and arresting falls. They also absorb the impact energy of a fall and slow a worker’s descent.

It’s important that safety nets are installed properly to ensure they are safe for use. The distance from the net to the ground is a key factor. It should be as close to the work platform as possible, but no closer than 2.0 metres (see BS EN 1263-2).

Once installed, safety nets must be checked regularly. This includes removing any debris that has fallen on them.

Safety Nets for Equipment

Safety nets can be used to protect equipment, tools, and surfaces on or above a construction site. They also provide protection for pedestrians and workers at height, if they are installed correctly.

They should be hung in an elevated work area with enough space below the net so that as it deflects, there is no contact with the ground or other equipment. They can reduce the distance that a person can fall from an elevated work surface and minimise injuries or deaths from falls.

Safety nets must be regularly inspected to make sure they are still safe to use. They must pass a visual inspection and any that don’t should be removed from service or repaired if needed.

Safety Nets for Buildings

Safety nets are a critical part of fall protection on buildings. They protect the people working on a roof or a structure from falling debris and tools.

In addition, they limit the travel and escape of materials. These systems also help to reduce property damage and replacement costs.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines mandate that buildings at least 25 feet above ground level be fitted with a safety net. Falls are the leading cause of work-related fatalities, and they can cause severe injury to workers.

Safety nets are attached to structural elements of a building or a structure using tie ropes, karabiners and other attachment devices. They should be inspected before use for damage or defects. Check that the manufacturer’s and removable test mesh labels are displayed, current and valid.

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