SAFETY NETTING RECOVERY – NET RECOVERY SYSTEM
WHAT IS THE NET RECOVERY SYSTEM?
The Net Recovery System is an extremely simple system that recovers someone who has fallen from height into a safety net.
Due to the dangers of working at height safety netting is often installed as fall protection. The Net Recovery System can be used on all sites where safety netting is used as the fall protection system when constructing new floors (for example: hollowcore or metal deck), typically on steel frame or precast cross wall structures. As the system only weighs 25kg it can be stored locally to the working area below as the works progress on-site and the system comes as a kit of parts complete with its own Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS).
CURRENT INDUSTRY CHALLENGE
- Due to the dangers of working at height safety netting is often installed as fall protection system, at present the best site emergency net recovery plan is not fit for purpose. When a stricken operative has been lowered to the ground, only then can CPR and or defibrillation be carried out. Paramedics are not trained to retrieve a stricken operative from a net.
THE INDUSTRY NORM –
SCAFFOLDING OR MEWPS
- Recovering a stricken operative using either of these methods is neither quick nor safe.
- The fire brigade stated that trying to recover someone from a suspended floor is not a generic situation so a risk assessment would have to be completed before the rescue is performed.
- CPR and or defibrillation has to be performed in the first 11 minutes to give any chance of survival.
BENEFITS OF USING THE NET RECOVERY SYSTEM
- Modular – System comes as a standard kit of parts and is stored in its own bag
- Lightweight – The system weighs 25kg and can be stored on the floor level below the netted area
- Fast – Battery powered with no other power source required, total recovery time within 3 minutes
- Safe – The system provides a safe quick solution and method statement available to put straight into RAMS
- Flexibile – Recovers up to a height of 2.5m which can be used on floor to floor heights of 3.5m but higher and wider recovery bags can be manufactured for greater floor to floor heights
- Strong – Stranded site operative weighing up to 150kg can be recovered
- Unique – There is no other system like this in the industry
Unfold bag under casualty
Inflate the top half of the bag and insert bung to seal. Clip in stretcher.
Inflate bottom main bag. Place workers on all sides to keep the bag steady in position.
Once the casualty is fully lifted and suported by the bag, cut the net around the bag.
Open all four zips at the same time to deflate the bag.
Recover the casualty from ground level.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Net Recovery System recently featured in the Construction News and conclusion made was that it should be on every Health & Safety advisors shopping list.
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