Safety netting is a type of protective barrier that can be installed in warehouses to help prevent injuries and damage caused by falling objects.
Netting is typically made of high-strength materials, such as nylon or polyester, and is designed to be strong enough to stop falling objects without breaking. Safety netting can be installed in a variety of ways, depending on the specific needs of the warehouse. For example, it can be attached to the back of racking units, installed overhead, or placed on the ground.
Catch and snag
For applications where smaller packages are stored or where items are moved often, mesh fabric netting may be a better choice over mesh anti-collapse. Safety netting is more forgiving than metal mesh and can catch and snag falling objects without any damage.
Safety considerations for applications such as conveyors or mezzanine floors may also mean mesh fabric safety netting is a better solution than mesh anti-collapse as the netting is more likely to catch and snag falling objects.
Safety netting options
Where mesh anti-collapse might offer a stronger solution to withstand heavy loads being pushed off the racking decks, safety netting offers an alternative solution where this is not a priority.
Safety netting can be installed and its strength tailored to the application. Safety netting is typically made of nylon or polyester and is manufactured to provide a specified net strength (rope thickness or gauge and openings) designed to meet the load requirements for the application.
Safety netting is easily repairable and offers greater durability in scenarios where falling items would damage mesh anti-collapse.
Reasons to choose safety netting
There are many benefits to using safety netting in warehouses:
Reduced risk of injury
Safety netting can help to prevent injuries caused by falling objects, such as pallets, boxes, and other materials. This can lead to a safer working environment for warehouse employees and a reduction in the number of workers' compensation claims.
Reduced damage to property
Safety netting can also help to reduce damage to property caused by falling objects. This can include damage to equipment, vehicles, and inventory.
A safer working environment can lead to increased productivity, as employees are less likely to be injured or distracted by the risk of falling objects.
Safety netting can help warehouses to comply with safety regulations. For example, in the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that warehouses have systems in place to prevent falls from heights. Safety netting can be a cost-effective way to meet this requirement.
Overall, safety netting is a valuable safety tool that can help to protect warehouse employees and property from the risk of falling objects. If you are looking for a way to improve safety in your warehouse, safety netting is a great option to consider.
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