An Innovative New Walk-On Safety Net System
What are Walk-On Nets?
Having recently completed a new walkable net system suspended under a bridge in Wellington, we are proud to deliver the first of its kind in New Zealand, providing fall protection and access as a walk-on work platform.
Walk On Nets are also known as tensioned access platforms or work platform nets, and are increasingly becoming recognised as a safe and superior alternative form of access over traditional solutions such as scaffolding for certain tasks and where MEWP access is unavailable.
Walk On Nets provide a walk-able work surface that is a cost effective alternative in comparison to scaffolding systems. They are lightweight low-impact, can be installed under deck areas, bridges, tanks and almost any large structure or span. They can also be used in conjunction with rope access and any other fall arrest setup to ensure total worker safety and job site efficiency.
The Walk On Net system is specifically designed and engineered for a project with the task to be carried out taken into consideration, the system is designed in such a way as to reduce any sag to an acceptable level when in use. Systems are normally installed with a fall arrest safety net and debris containment membrane beneath, this has the dual benefit of encapsulating the workspace allowing works to continue below and disguising the feeling of exposure for users, the safety nets also offer collective protection to the users and allow unrestricted movement for the workforce by eliminating the need for running lines.
Benefits of Walk On Nets are:
- Speed of installation over scaffolding
- Substantially less equipment to transfer through occupied buildings
- Reduced hours working at height
- Clear area beneath for other trades to operate
- Significant cost savings
- Less obtrusive than a large scaffolding structure
- Reduced carbon footprint
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