Safety Nets

Due to the amount of accidents in the Construction Industry over the years where workers have fallen from height, it was recognised that a solution had to be found to combat this problem with one such solution being safety netting.

In the past ten years, safety nets have become a major item on construction sites, not only for people working above a roof but also for the people working below it.

A Bit on the Side Ltd has been involved in the safety netting industry since October 1998, when the previous Director, Antony Godfrey set up a safety net service company. Now, with Antony returning to A Bit on the Side Ltd as Project Manager we are offering the safety net service alongside debris mesh and scaffold cladding, catering for all requirements, whether it be metal deck flooring, new building works or refurbishment of existing buildings.

The safety nets are made from 5mm high tensity Polypropylene 100mm square mesh, bordered with a 12mm border rope. The nets are tied to the structure using 12mm rope and Grippa brackets and claws are used where there are sunken purlins to secure the nets while keeping the working area free. All nets conform to EN1263/1 2002 and are erected and dismantled to EN1263/2 BS5973 regulations. In addition to net regulations, our riggers hold CSCS and IPAF cards, they undergo a FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) training course and are required to take an NVQ course before gaining their full certificate.

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