January 2021
Part 3 of an Informational Series
From InCord Safety Netting Solutions

4 Safety Netting Application Mistakes to Avoid
 
In this final installment of our 3-part series on common mistakes to avoid, we will be discussing application-related errors. First, we must consider that various areas and functions within a warehouse require unique safety netting solutions. Key variables include inventory access requirements and how actively products are moved through the area. Let’s explore a few scenarios that we commonly come across, along with our recommendations.

1. Guarding and Access Inventory on the Same Side of the Rack

There are situations where inventory needs to be both guarded and accessed on the same side of the rack. These areas are sometimes ignored. The trick is to strike a balance between safety and ease of access. In these cases, roll up netting could be used. It works similarly to a vertical blind. Roll up for access. Roll down when done.

2. Conveyor Netting Accessibility

Another accessibility concern is when fallen products need to be removed from the net. This is often the case with conveyor applications. Unfortunately, workers tend to cut the netting open to recover the product, then zip tie it. After a while – the strength of the mesh is greatly reduced. For situations where access is needed, consider using a high cycle access solution such as netting that contains a zipper. This gives you both access and longevity.

3. Horizontal Netting Under Pushback / Rack Where Picking Occurs

It’s also important to consider placing netting where either pushback or picking occurs. Steel has traditionally been used for these applications. Netting is often the better option since it has a softer catch, products are less likely to break, and is the less expensive solution.

4. Mezzanine Netting

Special safety considerations must be made for mezzanines where inventory is being stored near the edge. Often, this potential hazard is overlooked. You need to make sure railing gaps are protected. If inventory is stacked higher than the railing – options are available that allow netting to extend above the railing.

 

In order to minimize risk, it is important to install a netting solution that is designed specifically for the application within your warehouse. If you’re unsure of the best solution for a specific area or function – don’t take chances. There is too much at stake. As mentioned previously, work with a professional to select the right system for your needs.

 

To learn about InCord’s Industrial Safety Netting Solutions – Click here. Our OSHA compliant netting solutions are custom fitted to your facility and optimized for your application. From full pallet protection to spill containment, all you need is InCord.

InCord’s Safety Netting Solutions
860.537.1414 or email netting@incord.com
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In 2020, InCord was recognized by its employees and was awarded the Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant for the tenth consecutive year.

InCord provides custom netting solutions for Material Handling, Construction, Amusement, Sports, Theatre, Service Pits (BayNets™), Specialty, and Environmental/Ecological Restoration markets. InCord’s custom solutions meet or exceed applicable safety standards due to consistent research, testing and direct involvement with renowned safety organizations, such as ANSIOSHA, and ASTM. InCord also offers in-house design, installation and extraordinary customer service for a complete, turn-key experience. Green Bureau Certified Platinum

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