Recommended practice for use of safety nets for roof work (ACR [CP] 003:2008 Rev 1)

One of the main causes of deaths and injuries at work each year is falling from height, particularly through or from roofs.

To ensure safety during roof work requires the commitment of all those involved in the procurement process. One of the ways of collectively protecting roof workers from falling through roofs is the use of correctly installed safety nets, closely slung under the work area.

This publication aims to give advice on how this can be achieved and complements BS 8411:2007 Code of Practice for Safety Nets on Construction Sites and other Works, by addressing:

  • The selection of safety nets to be used
  • Recommendations for their installation
  • The competence of workers installing them

The guide gives practical advice on the duties placed on clients, designers, CDM co-ordinators, contractors, and manufacturers and includes recommendations for good practice when using safety netting during the construction of new and the refurbishment of existing roofs.

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Please note: The MCRMA contact details at the back if this publication are incorrect and should read as follows:

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Tel: 01633 895633

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