Safety netting fall protection systems
Safety Nets are the primary method of passive collective fall protection used in construction. The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) regard this system as their “preferred method of fall arrest when working at height”.
Safety nets protect workers on construction sites, preventing serious injury and death through the following benefits:
- Unlike personal Fall Arrest Systems, safety nets allow workers to move freely.
- They provide collective protection for all work and movement within the work area.
- Should anyone fall, the net provides a softer landing than a harness solution, with no risk of suspension trauma.
- Complicated rescue procedures are avoided as the faller can simply climb out of the net.