Debris & Asbestos Containment

Debris containment netting is a netting solution specifically designed to catch and contain falling debris and objects on your project site.

Safety Nets NZ provides you with a full design, installation & certification service  – leaving you to carry on working with peace of mind. Our debris containment netting solutions are ideal for:

  • Asbestos containment
  • Demolition & construction
  • Bridges/long spans
  • Fitouts/Renovations
  • Historical structures & public spaces
  • Reroofing of existing buildings
  • Unique/high risk environments

Safety above and below your worksite from one safety net solution

During construction and renovation projects, falling items such as bricks, building materials, contaminants or dropped tools have the potential to seriously injure pedestrians or cause property damage. Using Safety Nets NZ debris containment solutions prevents these fall safety hazards without disruption to production.

How does it work?

Debris and asbestos containment is achieved in combination with a fall protection solution. A debris netting liner and/or a layer of heavy duty polythene overlay the personnel safety net to provide a 3 layer protective system. The debris liner helps to catch small falling objects such as tools or demolition materials that might fall through the spaces between the weaving of the personnel net, whilst the plastic sheeting stops dust and rain water penetrating the building envelope. The personnel safety netting provides the strength  to stop falling heavy objects or personnel. Where asbestos fibres are suspected of being present, an additional layer of heavy duty plastic is used in conjunction with the three layer system described above to enable the asbestos contaminated materials to be collected and disposed of in a safe and compliant manner.

Safety Nets NZ benefits your workers

Add a significant level of protection into every job by establishing a safety net system. Safety Nets NZ leaves you free to concentrate on what you do best – build in safety! Talk to us today about:

  • Ceiling and Roof Containments (like asbestos)
  • Facade Restoration Site Safety
  • Walkway Overhead Protection
  • Private & Public Property Safeguards
  • All-purpose Debris Shielding 
  • Fan Netting



If asbestos is present in your workplace you have a legal obligation under the Health and Safety at Work ( Asbestos ) Regulations 2016 to protect employees and contractors from any risk it might cause. Asbestos is the number one cause of death from work related illness in New Zealand.

Removal is the most common way of controlling asbestos, but  can potentially release asbestos contaminated dust in  an uncontrolled manner.

Property owners/employers are coming to realize the issues they face with regards to the safe removal of asbestos contaminated materials, particularly in older roof sheeting systems. The team at Safety Nets NZ has developed a bespoke solution to assist clients having to deal with this issue.

Safety Nets NZ has developed an encapsulated netting solution to mitigate hazards associated with dust and asbestos contamination.

Our system provides fall protection, together with containment/collection of debris and any asbestos fibres that may be present / generated as  works take place, meaning that the removal of asbestos contaminated roofing can be carried out safely, whilst still allowing the clients processes and operations to continue unaffected by the protection measures deployed.

We have successfully used this system on numerous projects throughout the country, saving our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by enabling the roof to be replaced with NO PRODUCTION DOWNTIME. (see photos above)