Scaffolding containment netting (also known as ‘containment sheeting’, ‘screening’ or ‘scaffolding mesh’) has been in the spotlight due to not one, but two containment fires on construction sites in Sydney, NSW within the past six months.
Both incidents prompted responses from the CFMEU and Safework NSW, alerting the construction sector of these dangers.
A key consideration was made by Safework NSW in this alert stating,
Many materials and substances found in workplaces are flammable or combustible. The risks associated with a certain material or substance may not be immediately obvious. Subsequently, independent testing of building materials for fire hazard properties is required to appropriately assess and control the risks.
There is no current Australian standard or industry guidance that prescribes acceptable performance criteria for the flammability of containment netting / sheeting.
In keeping with our innovative ways, for the past year, Uni-span has been working on a fire retardant containment system. This follows our popular and industry trusted Uni-mesh™ product.
Anticipating that the WHS Regulations may change to stipulate that a fire retardant containment product must be used on all construction sites…if or when this happens…Uni-span is ready…
We proudly introduce…
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