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When Debris Netting Can Make a Difference?
In any construction or demolition project, safety should always be the first priority. For all projects in which there is a threat of falling debris or personnel, acquiring and setting up debris netting is a wise choice. Debris netting is a necessity for projects such as total deck removal and gypsum deck installation or removal. Installing debris netting can be the difference between a safe working environment and a hazardous or even deadly working environment.
Debris netting is usually made up of tethers, mesh side ropes, polyester, high-density polyethylene, PVC-coated polyester, and other durable materials. Depending on the material you choose, debris netting can be: environment-friendly, cold-resistant, heat-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and more.
Debris netting is usually installed in one of the following two ways:
One use-case of standalone netting is when work is being done on a parking deck. Standalone netting is a viable solution when there is a threat of large falling debris and the threat of dust migration is minimal.
Combination with suspended cover
When debris and dust, both are equally critical concerns then netting is used in combination with suspended cover.
In this case, netting is hung first below the roofing deck, the suspended cover is then hung below the debris netting.
The debris netting captures the large debris while the suspended cover captures any dust particles that fall through the debris netting.
The applications of debris netting vary depending on the nature of the projects and the needs of specific projects. Following is a list of major debris netting applications:
- Safety netting: It is usually made of fiberglass wire with a plain weaving pattern. Its applications include self-adhesive fiberglass drywalls joint tape, fiberglass mesh cloth, strengthening mesh for stone, and more.
- Scaffold netting: Made of high-density polyethylene, it is used for the containment of falling debris. It also enhances the safety of workers, serves as a climate shield, and protects the surrounding area from construction dust.
- Construction debris netting: It is usually made of high-density polyethylene monofilaments and provides improved webbing with increased reinforcement.
The benefits of debris netting so many that it is not possible to write them all down in a single article. The following is a list of some of the major benefits of debris netting:
- Debris netting provides protection and containment from falling debris, protects workers from accidental missteps, and protects the traffic and general population below the construction space.
- Due to its versatility and enclosure system, it acts as an economical method for maximum vertical and horizontal coverage.
- It is easy and hassle-free to quickly attach/assemble and detach/disassemble using plastic ties or wires.
- Because of its material, it allows for ventilation reducing wind loading.
- If placed properly it also provides shade to workers from the scorching sunlight whilst keeping the area bright.
- In addition to debris, debris netting also provides weather protection to some extent for workers working under it.
- Depending on the material, debris netting can also act as a flame retardant.
To find out how to best protect your facility contact us or call (754) 484-7110.
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