Preventing Worker Falls in High-Rise Construction

January 4, 2019, 1:49 pm | by Ray Nardo

Netting Systems Save Lives

Horizontal_Perimeter_System_For_Building_FallProof_TorontoHorizontal Perimeter Netting (HPN) Systems save lives by catching a falling worker before they hit the ground. With its concentration of skyscrapers and crowded streets, it is no surprise that New York City has led the nation in requiring HPN systems on high-rise construction projects. Due to its close proximity to NYC, Fallproof has been a leader in the design, testing and supply of HPN systems and components for over 20 years. Read more.

Recent FallProof Projects – May 2015

May 11, 2015, 10:56 am | by Ray Nardo

Large Horizontal Perimeter Personnel Safety Net System

Safety Netting System for a Construction Job SiteFallProof recently partnered with a large general contractor to provide a personnel safety net system for a high rise construction project in Long Island City, NY. The building was intricately designed, with many levels and tiers, which created multiple attachment points for the safety netting outrigger poles. As a result, the safety netting needed to be installed in different configurations on different floors of the building.  Read more.

Debris Netting Installation for the Historic Comstock Bridge

April 29, 2015, 3:36 pm | by Ray Nardo

Comstock CT Bridge Construction NettingIn a previous article, we talked about FallProof System’s recent work on the Pulaski Skyway. As part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s $1.8 billion renovation project, FallProof installed a custom debris netting solution to help road workers remove a section of the skyway’s old roadway. Today, we’ll take a look at another historic renovation project where FallProof provided a debris netting solution. Read more.

Debris Netting on the Pulaski Skyway

February 20, 2015, 9:29 am | by Ray Nardo

Pulaski Bridge Debris NettingYou’re probably familiar with the Pulaski Skyway from the opening of the TV show, The Sopranos. It’s the bridge with the black steel truss girders that Tony Soprano drives over on his way home to his New Jersey mansion.

Opened in 1932, the Pulaski Skyway is New Jersey’s most famous elevated roadway. It was built in the 1920s as one of America’s first “super-highways,” and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The skyway is named for General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish cavalry officer who led American troops in several New Jersey battles during the Revolutionary War. Read more.

Netting and Fall Protection Installations by FallProof – Dec 2014

January 5, 2015, 3:04 pm | by Ray Nardo

Major Transportation Bridge/Highway Netting

Installation of bridge debris netting on the Pulaski Skyway during its rehabilitation and renovation by New Jersey Department of Transportation.FallProof was excited to have been given the opportunity to provide debris netting for the iconic Pulaski Skyway, which is currently undergoing a $2 Billion+ rehabilitation and renovation project. One of the primary traffic arteries into New York City, this project has many moving parts. Working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the general contractor awarded the project, we provided 115,000 square feet of our RocBloc netting product. Read more.

Debris Netting Fall Protection: When To Rent Versus When To Purchase

August 5, 2014, 12:30 pm | by Ray Nardo

Debris and Personnel Netting for Construction Job SitesWhen it comes to fall protection systems, safety netting provides some of the best protection for workers on high rise construction or demolition projects. Personnel cantilever systems can be installed around the exteriors of high rise buildings. The safety netting is hung from outrigger poles, which are attached around the perimeter of a certain floor, to catch workers if they fall. (This type of system can also be installed on the sides of bridges to ensure worker safety.) Read more.

Conveyor Belts: Netting Systems and Solutions

July 25, 2014, 8:00 am | by Ray Nardo

You might not think overhead conveyor belts would be a safety hazard. After all, a conveyor belt itself is not a work environment. Workers don’t stand on the conveyor while working, and don’t normally climb up to it unless it needs repair or maintenance. Even then, the apparatus is fully shut down as they service it, and no safety-conscious worker would ever service a system while it was still running. Read more.

Netting and Fall Protection Installations by FallProof – July 2014

July 11, 2014, 10:00 am | by Ray Nardo

Railroad Bridge Netting Installation

Railroad Bridge Netting Installation Combined With Horizontal Personnel NettingFallProof recently completed the last phase of a four-phase railroad bridge netting project for a major public transportation company in the State of New York. This particular project involved the netting of a 440-foot long lift bridge that spans mostly water. This involved the unique challenge of completing the entire project from a barge. We installed personnel-rated netting underneath the span, thus, providing an OSHA-compliant solution for fall protection, eliminating the need for workers to tie off while conducting maintenance and track replacement. The netting also served the two-fold purpose of debris collection. As part of the project we cleaned and inspected the existing nets. Read more.

Safety Netting: 4 Critical Uses During Construction and Demolition

May 9, 2014, 11:06 am | by Ray Nardo

Personnel and Debris Netting for Construction and DemolitionConstruction sites and demolition operations come with their own set of unique fall hazards. Putting people in serious danger and structures at risk for major damage, these scenarios have potentially costly ramifications in terms of both lives and dollars.

Safety netting, also known as debris or personnel netting, helps to prevent fall hazards around construction sites and demolition operations. Read more.

Fall Protection Systems – 3 Critical Ways To Keep Factory Workers Safe

May 2, 2014, 2:18 pm | by Ray Nardo

Factory Floor Fall Safety Netting and LifelinesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, there were 544 fall-related fatalities. Of those cases, about one in four occurred from a fall of 10 feet or fewer. This statistic suggests something rather stark: It doesn’t take a whole lot of distance for a workplace accident to be fatal. As the person responsible for safety at your factory, you’re likely aware of the gruesome statistics. But, are you fully informed of all the various ways that fall protection systems keep your personnel safe? Read more.