Safety Netting

Advantages Of Installing Fall Protection Systems On Your Current Job


Whatever the size of your construction project – from large commercial site to a brand new residential home build, safety is a number one consideration. Building site health and safety standards and ensuring you keep your employees safe, apart from being a priority, also reduces the risk of increased site overheads through work stoppages, sick leave and loss of staff.

Numerous advantages of installing fall protection systems include:-


HAZARD MANAGEMENT OF YOUR SAFETY NET INSTALLATION

There is a universal method of hazard management of heights. It follows a hierarchy of alternatives to manage these hazards. The levels are identified as follows:

  1. Remove the hazard (do work an alternative way)
  2. Guard hazard (use edge protections, like scaffold)
  3. Guard workers (introduce personal protective equipment systems)
  4. Mitigate impact of hazard realisation. (fall arrest)

On their introduction to the UK market, safety nets were often considered to be a category 4 solution, but with the introduction of flat installation lightweight nets, it has been generally accepted that netting can now be considered a level 2 solution of collective protection.

This means that: