When are skylight protectors required?
The answer actually depends on a number of factors. You may have installed safety mesh under your skylights to protect your workers. However, are you sure your safety mesh is compliant with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 439 Safety Mesh requirements?
Additionally, the safety mesh needs to be structurally sound and must be checked for corrosion. Age, type of material and environmental elements that it is exposed to, can impact its integrity.
The safety mesh also needs to be installed correctly – it should be securely connected, overlapped and joined in order to provide adequate fall protection.
After reading the above requirements, can you confidently say that the safety wire mesh under your skylights is compliant and providing sufficient protection to your workers?
Read this document by Sayfa Group, titled The Myths of Safety Mesh, which explains in more detail how you can ensure you are giving your workers the best protection possible.
In terms of solutions, skylight protectors are guaranteed peace of mind for buildings owners, facility managers and workers, while guardrails can also be very effective, offering fall prevention and limiting access to unsafe areas.