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Safety Netting 1 March 2023

Why You Need Effective Safety Net Solutions for Building Work

If you own a property and need work completed on the building or roof, or you have a construction project that you need to start, then it is important that you also factor in that you will need an appropriate safety net solution. Safety nets are used to ensure any construction work is carried out safely and to reduce risk to the construction workers, the general public and the building.

Costs of Not Using Safety Net Solutions

For anyone who is costing a project, finding ways to save money is part of the process. While there might be some areas where costs can be saved, safety netting is not one of them. Fall arrest netting is used to ensure if there is an accident, any person working at height will have their fall stopped by the netting.

Debris netting is put in place to ensure any debris that may fall during the construction work doesn’t damage people, traffic or other objects that are on the ground. Vertical netting is used to keep any masonry concrete, stone or pebbles that might fall from the building away from people or objects that it could damage.

If these nettings are not used, the cost could be catastrophic. Injury to workers or members of the public could potentially be life-threatening and any damage to objects, vehicles or other property could be financially very costly.

When weighing up the cost of safety netting versus the potential cost of serious injury and damage to property, it makes perfect sense to ensure a professional safety net solution is in place before any construction work starts.

Professional Safety Netting is a Must

Not only does safety netting make any construction, maintenance or repair project safer, but it also means the work will meet the necessary health and safety requirements. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require projects that include work completed at height to be safe. This includes ensuring that an appropriate safety net solution is in place.

Meeting these requirements involves having a professionally rigged safety net that complies with British and European standards.

How we Install Safety Net Solutions

At London Professional Abseiling we provide a full range of safety netting that includes fall arrest netting, debris netting and vertical netting. As experts in using abseiling and climbing equipment, we are able to professionally rig a safety net solution without the need for erecting scaffolding around your property. This saves time and money, allowing the construction work to begin much faster.

For locations where rope access isn’t suitable, we can use MEWPS (mobile elevating work platforms) so that your project isn’t delayed by getting safety nets in place.

All of our safety netting installers are qualified in FASET, IRATA and Ipaf, comply with standard BS EN1263-2:2002 and have many years of experience in installing all types of safety net solutions. If you need a professional safety net solution get in touch with us today and we can find the right approach for your building.

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