When deciding on netting, it is important to select the netting system which will best work for your application. Both horizontal and vertical netting have their benefits, so it will depend on the requirements at hand.
Vertical netting offers many benefits, such as increased safety by preventing debris from falling from the building site to the ground below. Vertical netting is usually bright orange or green in color, being easily recognisable. The netting protects workers for edges by acting as a guardrail system, eliminating the need for mid-rail and toe boards. Being a bright color, it also provides a visible safety barrier that can easily be seen even from ground level.
Horizontal netting systems are designed to catch falling debris and possibly workers. They act as a safety barrier between the ground and higher levels where work is being done. It is often used to catch falling debris at concrete building sites at the pour levels and during the installation and removal of tables and forms. It is strong enough to catch brick, concrete blocks and pieces, tools and even people, should that happen.
Selecting the correct type of netting is crucial to ensure that safety of everyone on the work site and the property. One of the most important things to remember is that every project is unique, so the different types of netting will have to be selected based on each job. It is a good idea to consult with an expert as to which type of netting is best for your work. We at Sitenets can help you to select the correct net for your job!