Industrial Debris & Asbestos Containment

Re-Roofing your Industrial Property? Have you considered our bespoke debris and asbestos containment, fall protection system?

The team at Safety Nets NZ is continually looking to innovate and develop new services that are of benefit to our clients. Over the last 3 years we have developed our debris and asbestos containment fall arrest solution that is perfectly suited to situations where clients find it necessary to replace their existing factory/warehouse roof.

With the new regulations coming into force in regard to treatment of asbestos in buildings, the system we have developed has proven to be extremely popular in situations where clients have found it necessary to replace roof sheets where asbestos is found to be present.

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 beginning 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.

How does Debris and Asbestos Containment 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 safety nets.

The plastic sheeting also stops dust and rain water penetrating the building envelope whilst works are undertaken. 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.

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 – THEIR WORK PROCESS CAN CONTINUE UNAFFECTED AS THE ROOF IS REPLACED.

Once again Safety Nets NZ leads the way in seeking innovative new uses of safety net fall protection systems on construction sites throughout the country, so if you need any help with your upcoming project, just contact me on or (021) 782 583 at any time to see how we we can be of assistance

28 2018