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. All our CableSafe Safety Netting have a 3-year warranty if installed correctly.
Benefits of the Cable Bridge
- To suspend cables over a longer distance
- Prevent slips and trips and falls, as one of the largest incident rates for most companies
- To provide a clean work environment and therefore improve housekeeping
- The cable bridge is custom made of coated steel. The edges of the bridge are rounded to protect cables for damaging. The cable bridge holds up to 500 kg of cable weight – tested with 1000 kg. Weight capacity can be increased by custom designed units. the cable bridge is ideally used in combination with cablesafe safety hooks.
Material cable bridge: constructed with reinforced steel. Powder coated or hot dip galvanized options available. Average height 2.25 meter; width: up to 2 meter. The cable bridge can be extended up to 5 meter in length. The cable bridge is transported in foldable packs of 2 meter x 1,5 meter x 1.2 meter. Weight average cable bridge unit: approximately 120 kg. The price of the Cable Bridge is upon request depending on size and height requirements.
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)
& 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.
Best practices & recommendations
- All portable equipment used where there is a risk of the equipment falling to an underlying level must be secured against being dropped
- Carrying pouches must always be used for radios and any other portable equipment without certified securing points
- Locks on pouches must have a double securing mechanism to prevent unintentional opening
- Belt clips that allow equipment to become detached when turned 180º should not be used
- Belts with snap fasteners are not suitable for securing equipment at height
- Battery compartments and covers on portable equipment must be secured to prevent internal components from falling.
Remember even small items falling from significant heights can cause injury and distractions. Ensure all personal equipment (tally books, pens, calipers, cameras, water bottles etc.) is secure in a fastened pocket or carry pouch. If the item is not required for the task, do not carry it at height – leave it at ground level.
Securing Tools >5kg / 11lbs
- All use of heavy tools and hand-held machinery where equipment may fall to an underlying level must be risk assessed
- All heavy tools and hand-held machinery used at height must be secured against being dropped, both when in use and while being transported
- Securing points for tools and machinery must be in place above the work site, attached to the surrounding structure, not to scaffolding
- Tools heavier than 2kg should not be secured to the body, secure them to the adjacent worksite structure
- One piece sledge hammers (forged construction with secured head) should be used at height
- The attachment points / devices on tools shall be documented and all securing wires inspected in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations
- The securing wire must be as short as possible to reduce shock loading effect
- Energy absorbing lanyards and tethers can stretch beyond the safe calculations or drop distance, therefore fixed securing wires should be used on heavy tools at height, according to the work environment
- Only certified lifting equipment shall be used as securing devices (where appropriate)
- Tools used at height should be checked out / in (see Page 54) to ensure that nothing is left behind.
Securing of Personnel
- The choice of equipment to be used must be made after evaluating the work place environment
- Established control procedures must be followed before, during and after use
- Anyone using personal protective equipment against falls from height must have documented training (including rescue method training)
- Nobody shall work alone or unattended when using fall arrest equipment
- Everyone involved in the work scope must have sufficient training and awareness of the equipment and safety procedures
- A ‘Buddy’ check of all fall arrest, rigging and other equipment must be carried out
- The necessary rescue equipment and trained personnel must always be available at the workplace
- Fall arrest equipment must have CE approval, incorporate an anti-trauma safety device and comply with an accepted standard
- The equipment shall be checked EVERY TIME before use and must be checked at least every 6 months by a competent person
- The date for next inspection must be clearly shown on the equipment
- The anchor point for suspension must be rated to 5000 lbs (22kN) – OSHA.