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.