Fall Protection Equipment

Fall protection systems are essential to protect people working at height. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all fatalities in the industry. Each worker exposed to an open edge (or a leading-edge) where risk of fall may cause an injury must be protected and that is why our fall arrest system are designed for. Consideration and priority must be given to collective and passive fall prevention systems for selection of fall protection equipment when working at height.

TSS fall prevention and protection systems are designed to drive the industry safety and construction safety standards forward in UAE and the Middle East. We pride ourselves with having an in-depth industry and market knowledge and understand the need of our customers.

Safety Net Fans

Safety Nets

Sport and Leisure

Vertifan Protection Screen

Alsipercha Fall Arrest System

Deciding between fall prevention and fall protection equipment?

Fall prevention systems and equipment are designed to prevent the fall of a person or objects from height. Hand railing, Guard railing or temporary edge protection systems are a typical example of everyday use of Fall Prevention.

Fall Protection systems and equipment on the other hand are designed to minimize the consequence of a fall of person or objects from height thereby protecting the worker from severe injury or fatality. Good examples of such equipment for fall arrest system are Safety Nets, Safety Net Fans, temporary lifelines, Permanent lifelines, Restraint systems or Harness and Lanyard systems. Mobile Elevated working platforms (MEWP), movable working platforms or Scaffolds can also be classed as Fall Protection Equipment.

Fall protection equipment

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about fall protection equipment and fall arrest system

Safety Net Fan is a system comprising of safety nets used in conjunction with a metal frame used to prevent the fall of people or materials from an open edge.
Safety net fans are designed and tested to EN1263-1 Type T. The safety netting element may be made up of multi-layers with varying mesh sizes to catch small objects and debris. The main safety net element must have a 20KN border rope around the perimeter of the nets.

• Double-layer nets made up of 60×60 and 20×20 nets manufactured from high tenacity polypropylene (HTPP) material with an optional light-duty Debris net as the third layer.
• UV Treatment to resist sun damage.
• 3.1m Standard width or 4.7m Extra Wide widths.
• Resistant to high wind loads, able to be tied top/ bottom against overturning
• 0.85m overlap between units providing more protection between units.
• Full range of accessories to enable connection to various types and shapes of structures.
• Manufactured from Steel (Hot Dip Galvanized finish) and Patented Extruded
Aluminum profiles to provide optimum strength and weight.

In Europe Safety Nets must be designed and manufactured to EN1263-1:2014 Type T. This involves the dropping of a 100kg spherical test mass twice from a 7m height in the most unfavorable location. The test mass shall be held by the system and the test mass must not touch any elements of the metal supporting framework. Permanent deflection is allowed.
Safety Net Fans are installed on-site by EN1263-2:2014 in terms of position with the level where the risk of fall may occur.
The safety nets used in Safety Net Fans must be manufactured in compliance with EN1263-1:2014. This standard defines the mesh size and thickness (energy absorption capacity), designation, border finish and rope, tensile strength of each component used, labeling and annual inspection regime for safety nets.

in America ANSI A10.37-2016 covers Debris Net systems used during Construction and Demolition operations. This type of net and its metal structure is designed, tested and installed to catch or contain debris only. The testing and use is in accordance with the manufacturers qualification test. ANSI A10.37-2016 covers the mesh size, net selection, marking, installation, maintenance and on-the-job testing.

ANSI A10.11-2010(R2016) covers Safety Requirements for Personnel Nets.
This standard establishes safety requirements for the selection, installation and use of personnel nets during construction, repair and demolition operations.
The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum design, testing and use requirements for personnel nets.

If a person trips when they are moving forward, they fall forward as well as downward. The distance they fall forward is affected by the height of the fall; that is, the higher the fall, the further the forward movement. Nets providing protection at the edge of a work platform must be wide enough to include the falling person’s forward movement. The width of the net between the edge of the work platform and the outer edge of the safety net is called the catching width. BS EN 1263-2: sets out minimum catching widths for maximum fall heights. As an added safety factor, BS 8411 recommends extending the net at least 1.5 meters beyond the distances given in Table 2 of BS EN 1263-2.