EN1263 Safety Nets Standard
Specifications and rigging instructions for Fall Arrest Safety Nets Fully certified to EN1263-1 nets made from 100mm x 5mm knotless netting. All nets come complete with quality 2.5m nylon rope ties and full rigging instructions.
• Performance: high tenacity netting • Appeture: 100mm • Diameter: 5mm
• Maximum tensile strength of mesh: 3.20kN • Colour: Blue, Green • Material: Polypropylene • UV Additive: 3 Test strips attached for return testing against UV Degregation. • Certified: YES – all our Fall arrest safety nets come fully certified and tagged.
Intended Use and Scope Safety Nets are used to minimise injury from falls for those working at heights. Typically, type S safety nets (used horizontally) are suspended below the worker. In the event of a slip, trip or fall, the worker is contained within the safety net.
There are other types of safety net which are available:
• Type V – For Suspension from gallows; • Type U – For side attachment to scaffold; • Type T – For attachment to cantilever framework on the side of a structure. Standards: En1263/1:2002 deals with the manufacture of safety nets. Safety nets complying with this standard should be erected in accordance with the requirements of EN1263/2:2002. Local standards might also apply. Fall Height EN1263/2:2002 Refers to maximum fall height of up to 6m and a maximum fall height of 3m within 2m edge of the net. However, it is good practice to install safety nets as close as possible to the working level (preferably within 2m). This minimises the potential fall distance and thereby reduces the loads impacting the body, the net and the structure to which the net is attached.