Tailor-Made Fall Protection
VERSATILITY OF NETS, “I’M NOT SURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HELP ME, BUT……”
It is surprising how often we receive a phone call that starts out with the opening line “I’m not sure you will be able to help but………….”
One such conversation starter recently led to the establishment of a safety net fall protection system on a very clever and innovative construction project in Whitford, to the south of Auckland.
One of our clients was redeveloping a significant residential property that borders the Waitemata Harbour.
The builders’ client needed a base for his helicopter, and the design team came up with the solution of establishing a helicopter pad on top of two shipping containers in an area of the property away from the main residence.
The designers were concerned about the risk of falling from the elevated pad but didn’t want to provide protection via a handrail system, so sought our advice regards possible netting alternatives. From experience gained on a project at Dunedin hospital where we established a net system to provide protection for the helicopter pad that is located on the roof of the hospital, we knew what could be achieved.
The result is a bespoke solution that looks really good, and also provides a perfect fall arrest solution.
So next time you find yourself wondering how you can deal with a situation that involves the potential for someone to fall, just call Safety Nets NZ. You might be surprised at the range and versatility of the tailor-made fall protection solutions that we can offer.
Until next time, keep safe.