The mesh size of nets shall not exceed 6 inches by 6 inches. All new nets shall meet accepted performance standards of 17,500 foot-pounds minimum impact resistance as determined and certified by the manufacturers, and shall bear a label of proof test. Edge ropes shall provide a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds.
The mesh size of our personnel safety netting is 3 1/2 inches. This ensures the protection of the worker from appendages falling through the net. Successful impact testing at 17,500 lbs meets OSHA requirements. Each fall safety net contains a metal tag that includes:
- Serial number
- Manufacturing Date
- Prototype Test Date
Meeting testing at 7,000 lbs, our 1/2 inch border easily exceeds OSHA edge rope requirements.
Forged steel safety hooks or shackles shall be used to fasten the net to its supports.
Zinc plated steel snap hooks installed on the net fasten the net to supports. Our snap hooks have sustained testing at 2,200 lbs. Installed every 4 feet on our fall safety net, assurance of safety is present.
Connections between net panels shall develop the full strength of the net.
Whenever using a safety net as an attachment point for another, snap hooks should have 6-inch spacing. This ensures the maintenance of complete net integrity and safety.
Meeting OSHA regulations prevents citations. Going the extra step can be life-saving. This extra step toward safety is something we are passionate about at US Netting. Allow us to provide you with safety equipment that will go beyond your beliefs. Our personnel fall safety net will make safety implementation possible on your job site.