Safety Net Roll


Dropped objects are a major source of incidents in heavy industries. In the drilling industry offshore dropped objects are listed in the top ten of most frequent incidents. By securing overhead fixtures items at height (e.g. speakers, cctv camera, navigation lights, flood lights or strip / TL lights, etc.) using secondary locking devices and additional securing techniques incidents are prevented and risk for dropping or falling objects is reduced significantly for people working below these items.

Dropped objects are prevented using secondary retention nets. These specifically designed safety nets secure, enclose and tether overhead fixtures items with the purpose to prevent an item at height from falling when its primary attachment fails. In other words this dropped object prevention safety net will catch the equipment at height when brackets corrode or connections to structure fails (e.g. impact by crane, fatigue, etc). The nets are designed for onshore and offshore installations.

To prevent objects from falling from height the safety nets are wrapped around the objects. The size of the object determines the size of the Safety Net Roll required. A strong lanyard is supplied to weave through the netting and wrap and lock the ends of the safety net to the solid structure. This secondary retention method is commonly applied to protect the lives of the workers and pedestrians.

Break load

Several load test are performed at the Langman Ropes factory (family owned since 1638 and still provides real craftsmanship). The safety net crimping’s are the weakest link in the safety nets. Testing these crimping’s will provide the exact safe work load (SWL) of the safety net. The crimping actual load testing is witnessed by classification companies: DNVGL (Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyds) and ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). Actual Break Load of crimping is verified at:

  • Safety Net (ø 2.0 mm – AISI316) – Actual Break Load: 187 kg (414 lbs),
  • Safety Net (ø 2.5 mm – AISI316) – Actual Break Load: 273 kg (602 lbs)

Safe Work Load (SWL) tested and verified:

  • Safety Net (2.0 mm – AISI316) –Safe Work Load: 37,5 kg (82 lbs)
  • Safety Net (2.5 mm – AISI316) –Safe Work Load: 54,6 kg (120 lbs)

DNVGL & ABS of actual load testing certificates for the safety nets (Verification of Safe Work Load [SWL] by Load Testing) are available and can be submitted on request.

Where to use

Our Dropped Objects Prevention Safety Net Rolls are used when:

  • Objects / Fixtures located in areas difficult to access for maintenance or inspection
  • Objects / Fixtures installed which present dropped object risk at height
  • Objects / Fixtures on impact zones of mobile equipment (e.g. crane booms, derricks, drill rigs, draglines and shovels)
  • Objects / Fixtures and mountings exposed to vibration wear and fatigue
  • Objects / Fixtures exposed to corrosion

Examples of Object / fixtures for secondary retaintion:

  • Floodlights
  • Speakers
  • Horns
  • Seld-retracting lifelines
  • Visual Sign lightning
  • Portable lightning
  • Fixture Poles lightning
  • Hangers lightning
  • Photocontrol lighting


Anti-Drop Safety Netting

  1. High quality safety net designed for extreme environments
  2. Standard sizes are used in a flexible design for any type of equipment
  3. No custom design or upfront measuring required
  4. High Safe Working Load (SWL) tested and verified with DNVGL and ABS
  5. SUS/AISI 316 high quality stainless steel wire and components which is the industry preferred high quality steel for use and operation in maritime, offshore or other harsh environments due to its good resistance against pitting corrosion.
  6. Certificates available for use on allmost all equipment at height
  7. All our CableSafe Safety Net Rolls have a 3-year warranty if installed correctly


We get a lot of questions about our safety netting fall protection. Below you can read more about their answers.

what are safety nets?
Safety nets for fall protection are generally used at high-rise building construction sites in order to prevent objects from falling on the worksite. These nets are different from oil nets or other safety net systems in that they are a form of secondary protection in case the primary safety fails. We have two options available. One option is a safety net roll, which can be cut and used according to what size is needed. Another option we offer is custom sized nets, which is implemented fast as it requires no modification and is made for the object itself. 

What is secondary retention?
Safety Nets Fit-to-size are used for secondary retention. It secures, encloses and tethers overhead fixtures to prevent dropped objects to the work floor when its primary attachment (or installation bracket) fails.

Why dropped objects prevention?
The accidental dropping of tools and equipment poses a safety threat to workers operating at elevated heights. It is therefore important to take precautionary measures to reduce the frequency of such accidents. Tools, equipment and mounted objects in an elevated location have the potential to fall due to movement. These nets are designed to protect employees from severe injuries in a wide range of working environments. The dropped object prevention safety net will catch the equipment at height when brackets corrode or connections to structure fails (e.g. impact by crane, fatigue, etc). The nets are designed for onshore and offshore installations.


Cablesafe® products are developed for the heavy industries with safety as its highest priority. Cablesafe Safety innovations have proven its usefulness for industries such as; refineries, chemical plants, shipbuilding, electrical and nuclear installation. Employees and contractors are convinced users of Cablesafe Safety Products. Some multinationals prescribe the use of Cablesafe in own company procedures to adhere to the highest safety practices.

Secondary retention nets preventing dropped object accidents

Anti-Drop Safety Netting. This stainless steel Safety Net Roll is used to create your own safety nets onsite. The Safety Net Roll is cut in smaller sections with simple hand tools and wrapped around equipment at height. A steel lanyard is used to attach the net to a structure as a secondary retention method to prevent dropped objects. The Safety Net Rolls are suitable for onshore and offshore conditions and are chemical treated.

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