Passive fall safety and debris containment systems such as netting and guardrail systems provide your crew and the public below the protection they need, without requiring their active involvement, specialized training, major maintenance, or additional gear. Standard off the shelf netting and guardrail systems as well as customized solutions are available to meet your specific jobsite requirements.
Construction nets are generally heavy-duty and incorporate a UV coating to stand up to the elements outdoors. They provide debris containment, personnel fall protection or both and are available for various commercial construction builds. Industrial nets are typically lighter but just as strong and often include a flame retardant protection for added safety. They are useful for many material handling applications and available in pre-packaged or custom configurations.
Net systems are designed to catch falling debris, catch a fallen worker or a combination of both. Nets with a wide mesh (holes) are primarily used to catch people. Nets with a smaller mesh can handle both. And some wide mesh personnel nets are available with liners so they double as debris nets.
Your system should be adjustable and adaptable to allow for changes down the line. A modular type system that allows you to add to the system over time is ideal. Select a system with various component options to allow jobsite customization.
Free-standing systems should be lightweight and easy to transport and set-up. It must provide you the ability to install the system without a significant amount of training or special tools and equipment.