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The construction Industry is statistically the most dangerous

sector to work in, with over 50% of all fatalities within the

industry relating to `working at height' incidents¹. Many

construction related accidents are recognised as workers

falling from height; however an often overlooked but equally

critical number of cases are those where damage is sustained

by falling objects. This damage is compounded should the

project be sited within a busy urban environment. Here

wind-blown debris, accidentally dropped tools or other items

such as helmets and materials originating from construction

processes such as concrete-pouring are commonplace.

While traditional edge protection systems help to prevent

falls, they cannot protect people and property from the risk of

falling objects or debris from outside the building perimeter.

As well as the obvious distress and disruption to the people

involved, be it site workers, pedestrians or property damage

resulting from these accidents, incidents resulting from

working at height are a major drain on the finances of the

construction industry with claims running into the millions of

Pounds each year and can seriously harm the reputation of

those companies involved.

The Safety Net Fan addresses this problem by providing a

solution which will protect your workers, the general public

and your assets.

Source1 : HSE - Injuries to employees by kind accident, severity of injury and

industry 2009/10. Table RIDKIND1 and RIDKIND4.

KEY

Protects the public

Protects employees

Protects building facades

Protects passing trains and trams

Protects overhead cables

Protects valuables such as cars

Catches, absorbs and contains debris

Unique `Wind-lock' system to protect against high-winds

Can be fitted to overhangs

Can be fitted directly to steel frame

Can be fitted to precast concrete

SNFs can be easily fitted around corners

Can be quickly and easily repositioned

Easily folded to allow access for cranes

• Can be fitted to scaffolding

• Can be fitted to fascias

• Allows increased light to operating businesses below

• Protects companies from litigation claims

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