Scaffold Netting, also named “Debris Netting” or “Construction Safety Netting”, is one of the construction protective tools used in the construction industry when working with scaffolding.
The main purpose of using scaffold netting is to better protect the workers and the people working around the scaffolding. Scaffold netting can protect workers from debris such as dust, heat, rain, and many other hazards.
What is the difference between horizontal debris netting and vertical debris netting?
There are two main types of scaffold netting, horizontal debris netting, and vertical debris netting. As the names imply, the difference is how they are hung.
Vertical debris netting is hung vertically, and normally prevents articles from falling below. Horizontal debris netting is hung horizontally, and is normally hung at various heights (depending on the size of the project) and sticks out from the building or construction project. These segments serve to prevent falling objects from falling onto the ground levels below a construction site.
They can also serve to protect workers from falling from high distances, however, it is important to not rely on these nets as the main source of fall protection, and instead to use proper fall protection procedures and use the horizontal debris netting as a backup.