Last edited 23 Oct 2020

Debris netting

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Debris netting is used on construction sites to contain debris and on scaffolding to prevent debris from falling. It is generally made from a durable, heavy-duty, plastic netting.

The Work and Height Regulations 2005 required that where public access to a potential danger areas is necessary, then debris netting must be used to catch falling materials, including dust which can cause discomfort or eye injuries. Risk assessments must be carried out to determine the safety measures that need to be installed.

There are a number of benefits to using debris netting on a construction scaffold:

Debris netting can be made of a range of materials such as:

Debris netting is typically green in colour. However, in sensitive of high profile locations, debris containment can be provided using printed materials that can for example show the façade of the building behind the material, images of the completed development, details of the project team or client, advertisements and so on. For more information see: Building wraps.


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