Frequently asked Questions- Safety Netting
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1. What is Netting or Safety Netting?
Netting is a collection of intertwined knotless webbing that forms grid system to make up the Safety net.
There few types of netting systems available, Knotless and Knotted, come in either diamond shape or square shape.
The Rated Safety Nets must be as per specification below and are used to protect Personnel and Falling objects without failing. Importantly are manufactured to ES/BS1263-1:2002:
The other type of non rated nets are used for other application i.e Protection netting, racking nets, birding netting.
The safety nets form part of the control measures and it is practical solutions to problems when working at height.
Safety nets offer protection to and for workers (such as a fall arrest) and public safety (such as catching debris above walkways) when working at heights.
Overall, Safety Netting is used primarily when working at heights to save lives!
2. Safety Net Specification?
For Safety Netting Conformity and specification Label:
Each Net must be manufactured to and in accordance with ES/BS1263-1:2002.
- Certification- Labels
- Twine/Mesh Cord Size 5mm ( Aperture size 100x100mm, 60x60mm, 45x45mm)
- Breaking Force of minimum 2.2kn
- SWL : 350kg
- Four Corners
- Border Rope(12mm, 3 strand) with Breaking Force 30kn
- Test Meshes/ Patches (minimum 3)
3. General Characteristics
Diameter: 5mm | Density: 0.91 | Weight: 128grams/m2 (100mm mesh)
4. How do Safety Nets Work?
The Safety Netting fall arrest works by absorbing the energy created during the fall, the intertwined meshes are released slowly through the cords system in the nets and therefore, having the correct sag and fall height is very critical part of installation for the nets to able to adhere to conditions.
Standards: BS EN 1263-1, 1263-2 (2002), ASNZ4576, ISO9001:2008
Guideline: Safety Nets Installation and Training Manual In Australia, it is in the WHS-2011 Act, Safe Work Australia , AS/NZS 4576-1995 (appendix 'f')it is Performance based approach when working at heights, and while still relying on the ISO9001:2008, British and European Standards.