Safety Netting

Hire & installation of Safety Net Systems

Safety Netting is a faster, safer and more cost-effective solution to traditional personal fall arrest equipment.

Safety Nets provide a collective form of fall arrest, in addition collective protection is preferred by the HSE. While the use of Personal Protective Equipment, such as an harness, lanyard and Line is acceptable. Duty holders must demonstrate through a risk assessment that other collective forms of protection cannot be used. Consequently Safety Net Systems are a faster, safer and more cost-effective solution to traditional methods of fall protection. Therefore your workforce will be more productive whilst maintaining complete safety.

A competently rigged Safety Netting System enables you to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Consequently, employing a safe method of work will make you more attractive to prospective clients.

Approved FASET Safety Netting Installations & Training Centre

G & M Safety Netting Ltd is a FASET member company and is an installer and training centre. FASET is the trade association & training body for Safety Netting and Temporary Safety Systems Industry.

At G&M we only use safety nets which conform to BS EN 1263–1:2014. We are committed to the annual testing and rigorous maintenance of all our equipment. It is a requirement of BS EN 1263-1 that all safety nets are tested annually for UV Degradation.

We log all safety nets in and out on projects using an RFID tagging system. This ensures we have a complete historical record of the usage and location of our nets. As a result you can be rest assured that all the safety nets we supply are traceable and compliant.

A Safety Net installation by G&M Safety Netting is always carried out by one of our experienced team of FASET trained and NVQ Level 2 assessed operatives. Consequently our safety net systems comply with BS EN 1263–2:2014 and BS 8411:2019. As a result you can be secure in the knowledge that our safety netting systems will perform when needed. Our operatives receive ongoing professional training and industry updates on current legislation and industry good practice.

 G&M Safety Netting Ltd is located just off the M6 Junction 18 in Cheshire, ideally positioned to provide a cost effective and efficient nationwide service.

Applications for our safety net systems

  • New Build
  • Refurbishment
  • Steel Framed Buildings
  • Specialist Installations

For Sales & Support, call 01606 834 630.

SAFETY NETTING INFORMATION & TECHNICAL BULLETINS

Safety Net Test Records – There is no set standard for what or how a Safety Net Test Record should be presented. FASET Bulletin SN01 (Revision 3) 

Testing Safety Nets for UV Degradation – Safety nets can deteriorate over time so require an annual test to ensure they still meet the minimum strength specified by the manufacturer. This bulletin sets out the testing procedure. FASET Bulletin SN02 (Revision 3) 

Safety Net Label & Record Keeping – Safety nets must have a permanently attached ‘Identification Label’ and a ‘Test Tag’. In addition records should be kept and available for inspection of all Safety Nets within a fleet. This bulletin provides details. FASET Bulletin SN03 (Revision 3)

Repairs to a Knotted Safety Net – Damaged Knotted Safety Nets can be repaired to enable further use. This FASET guidance should be followed to complete these repairs. FASET Bulletin SN07 (Revision 3)

Repairs to a Knot-less Safety Net – This FASET bulletin provides guidance that should be followed when repairing Damaged Knot-less Safety Nets to enable further use. FASET Bulletin SN06 (Revision 3) 

Tagging of Safety Net Repairs – Repairs carried out on all new Safety Nets purchased after January 2008 must be tagged appropriately. This FASET bulletin provides guidance that should be followed. FASET Bulletin SN07 (Revision 3)

On-Site Safety Net Temporary Repair – If a Safety Net is damage after installation an ‘On-Site Temporary Repair’ may be carried out. This bulletin details the FASET guidance for on-site temporary repair of safety nets. FASET Bulletin SN08 (Revision 3)

Maximum Gaps – Any gaps in a safety netted area should be reduced so far as is reasonably practicable. This document provides details of what is considered reasonable and where gaps are unavoidable how this should be documented. FASET Bulletin SN09 (Revision 3)

Gathering vs Under Rolling – Safety Nets should always be over sized by at least 10% and then dressed to fit the void being filled. There are two recognised methods of dressing a Safety Net; Under-rolling & Gathering. This bulletin provides details of these techniques and when they should be used. FASET Bulletin SN10 (Revision 3) 

Joining Nets Together – Where Safety Nets are ‘overlapped’ there must be a minimum of 2 meters (or 20 meshes) throughout length of the overlap. Where a 2m overlap cannot be achieved, Safety Nets must be laced together. This FASET bulletin provides guidance. FASET Bulletin SN11 (Revision 3)

Net Attachment Testing – Performance critical opening elements should require two consecutive deliberate manual actions to close and lock them. Non-performance critical elements shall be tested open. This document provides details of Testing Requirements for Safety Net Attachment Devices. FASET Bulletin SN12 (Revision 3)

Drilled Fixings – Safety Nets should not be supported by any drilled anchor fixed into a structure unless the Rigging Company can provide evidence that the structure, the anchoring material, and the anchor are capable of taking a suitable applied load. This BASET bulletin provides guidance for the installation and testing of safety net anchors. FASET Bulletin SN13 (Revision 3) 

Incorrect Safety Net Support – Gravlock/Girder Clamp – The practice of using single scaffold girder clamp – coupler or part of them to attach or hook a Safety Net to the bottom flange of a beam or similar structure is prohibited. This bulletin provides more information. FASET Bulletin SN14 (Revision 3)

Safety Nets & Temporary Edge Protection – Consideration should be given to providing protection to roof overhang details by the Design Team within their duty under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations. Where no consideration has been given to how this gap will be protected. A solution must be agreed between the relevant parties involved. FASET Bulletin SN15 (Revision 3)

Working Above Safety Nets – In the UK, safety nets are used as the main means of fall protection by those working at height. Therefore, the safety nets must be rigged as close as possible to the working level. Never more than 2 meters away. In addition the number of workers protected by a Safety Net must be contained within the capacity of the net. This document provides more information. FASET Bulletin SN16 (Revision 3) 

Loading of Safety Nets – Safety Nets should not be loaded. Those responsible for site operations should ensure the nets are kept clear of debris & material contamination (and snow in winter) at all times. FASET Bulletin SN17 (Revision 3) 

Safety Net Handovers & In Use Inspections – Before any work can commence above a Safety Net system, it must be inspected by a competent person and a regular Inspection regime must be in place then a documented Hand-Over must be undertaken. FASET provides suitable documentation for use by its members (FASET Safety Net Handover Certificate and FASET Safety Net Inspection Form). This bulletin provides guidance on this. FASET Bulletin SN18 (Revision 4)

Removal of Safety Nets by Third Parties – A rigged safety net system must NEVER be adapted, altered or tampered with. Any adjustments should only be carried out by a competent person. This is recognised as being a Blue CSCS Card holder – Safety Net Rigger. On occasions and only with written permission from the Safety Net Rigging company third parties may de-rig a safety net. This should only be undertaken when the work above the nets has been completed. This bulletin provides details on this. FASET Bulletin SN18 (Revision 2)

Reporting Falls into Safety Nets – Safety nets provide a soft landing and will stretch and deform when a person (or object) impacts the net meshes. BS EN 1263/1 stipulates that nets should be checked by a competent person after loading. This is generally considered to be the manufacturer (not the installing company). Due to the logistics of this, FASET recommends that safety nets should only be loaded once. The fall must be reported so FASET & HSE can study all the incidents, learn from them and improve safety standards in the industry. More information is available in this bulletin. FASET Bulletin SN20 (Revision 3) 

End of Life Nets – If a safety net is no longer suitable for use – it may have failed a UV test, been loaded in a fall, or just be uneconomic to repair it is important that it is no longer used. Subsequently, this bulletin details the agreed procedure for withdrawing safety nets from service when they reach the end of their life. FASET Bulletin SN22 (Revision 2)

Clearance Distance Beneath Safety Nets – A safety net deforms and stretches to absorb a fall, so it is important to have sufficient clearance below the net. The clearance distance required will depend upon the free fall height and the span of the net. In UK construction it is acceptable to work to a clearance of 3m, however this bulletin should be consulted. FASET Bulletin SN23 (Revision 2) 

Use of Ladders for Rigging & De-Rigging Safety Nets – Work at Height Regulations limits the use of ladders to instances where a risk assessment can justify that other means of access are not reasonably practicable. Consequently, this bulletin gives guidance on how this applies to safety net rigging. FASET Bulletin SN25 (Revision 2)

Roof Over Netting Guidance The biggest risk when installing a new roofing membrane is falling through the existing fragile roof. Roof Over-Netting provides a form of fall prevention for the persons fixing the new materials. This document provides advice for for Clients & Contractors when specifying,
tendering and installing ‘Roof Over-Netting’ solutions.

FASET Good Practice Guide – The Selection of Access Methods to Install & Dismantle Safety Netting. There is a degree of risk to safety net riggers when working at height. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAH Regs) outlines the measures that employers must take to comply with the law. The regulations apply to all work at height where a risk of a fall is likely to cause personal injury. This document details advice relating to safety net riggers working at height.

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G & M Safety Netting LTD have been providing our safety netting requirements at my present company for over 9 years now and before that at my previous company for 5 years.Since we started our working relationship there has always been an excellent level of service with both ourselves  and our customer's on site and we would recommend them as a great company to worth with.  Longley Concrete Group 

Mark Hulse, Contracts ManagerLongley Concrete Group

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7a Brooks Lane,
Middlewich,
Cheshire,
CW10 0JH

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