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Henderson Scaffolding Safety Netting: The Benefits And Importance
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Safety Netting is known by different names like debris netting, construction safety netting, or scaffold netting. It is primarily used in the construction industry when the project involves multi-floored buildings and skyscrapers.
 
Scaffolding netting has one ultimate goal: to protect the workers and laborers working on the project from accidental slips and falls. The accidents might result from anything: dust, heat, rain, sun, and other unpredictable elements.




 
This blog is an overview of scaffold netting: meaning, benefits, and more. Read this post before you plan to explore leading safety netting services in Christchurch.
 

Why is Scaffold Netting Necessary?

 
The answer is straightforward: it protects employees and people near the project. Learn how exactly netting protects employees.
 

Prevents falls and slips

 
Netting offers an extra layer of fall protection to protect the workers. In standard scaffolding, guardrails and toe rails are installed as a barrier to protect the employees. Netting offers an extra layer to cover spaces that are away from rails.
 

Offers shade

 
It gets difficult to work outdoors, especially on hot, sunny days. Imagine laborers working on a construction project on a hot afternoon. Won't that be tough to handle? There is a solution: netting. Netting around 60 g/m2 can offer a shading rate of 25, while 215 g/m2 can offer a 57% increase in shade rate.

 
Protects from elements

 
Just like the netting offers a solution against the sun, it can protect us against several other environmental pollutants like the wind. Netting can cut down the speed and intensity of the wind, allowing workers to perform their tasks efficiently and comfortably. This is especially helpful during winter!
 
Likewise, it can prevent accidents involving tools and debris (tools and building materials) from accidentally falling from a height.
 

Protects passersby and surrounding areas
 

Netting is beneficial during dust-intensive work. For instance, all the dust and debris can be contained inside the netting during sandblasting, saving people and places around the project area from getting affected by the dust.
 

How To Choose The best Scaffold Netting?

 
These nets are typically made up of polyethylene or high-density polyethylene, offering a lower breaking strength and an easier see-through than their counterparts.
 
Consider the following factors before buying a safety net.
 
Fire Retardant- Mishaps don't come announced; therefore, it is crucial to be ready for any crisis. For instance, getting a net that catches fire immediately would be very dangerous in a fire accident. Therefore, checking the fire-retardant feature is recommended before purchasing scaffold netting.
 
UV resistant - It is essential to check the UV resistance capacity of the netting as it would remain tied under the sun for many hours. It is vital to ensure that the net can withstand heat and higher temperatures.
 
Reinforcement - The product should have eyelets in strategic places to help fix it properly. Without dedicated eyelets, users will set the net in random places, increasing the chances of its wear and tear.
 

Final Words!

 
If you are interested in high-quality safety netting services in Christchurch, contact Henderson Scaffolding to get the best product in the market!
 


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