What is the Solution for Roof Safety Mesh in Australia’s harsh environment?

SSWM Roof Safety Mesh info

Stainless Steel Roof Safety Mesh provides fall protection during construction and maintenance for the life of the building.

Whether it be a coastal shed, industrial warehouse or water storage building it’s a harsh environment.

roof safety mesh imageStainless steel is the solution to the corrosion of roof safety mesh and will cope with the Australian environment for the life of the building. Galvanised products do corrode and cannot provide adequate protection. Don’t take a short cut when you know there is a safer and longer lasting alternative.

We have also developed PVC Coated Stainless Steel Roof Mesh to prevent the galvanic reaction between dissimilar metals

 

stainless steel roof safety mesh table

Download Roof Safety Mesh product information sheet including fixing sheet


Safety & Statistics
Every person who leaves for work in the morning should expect to return home at night in good health. Working at heights is a dangerous occupation. Every year, people are killed or seriously injured by falls from heights in the home, on building sites and in many other industrial situations.

The most serious injuries and the majority of deaths result, as you would expect, from falls from heights of 2m or more, often onto concrete. Statistics from Safe Work Australia show that, in the 12 years from 2002/03 to 2013/14, 47 workers died as a result of falls from roofs and balconies.

That is an average of four deaths per year, which may not seem to be a large number, but bear in mind that many more workers who fell from heights sustained serious injuries that required lengthy hospitalisation and left them with permanent physical and/or mental scars.

One of the most common fall problems in the construction industry is falls through the roof during construction, or during post-construction maintenance or repair.

 

Roof Safety Mesh

stainless steel roof safety mesh pvc coated black

A simple, but very effective way to prevent death and serious injury due to these falls is to install roof safety mesh which has the added advantage of preventing the fall of roofing sheets, another potential cause of death or serious injury. Thus providing a critical element in the hierarchy of control to reduce the potential for a fall resulting in serious injury or death.

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Roof Safety Mesh

Stainless steel is the optimum solution for harsh environments.

 Benefits:

  • Corrosion resistant- it is ideal for corrosive environments and will not rust
  • Life Cycle Costing- no replacement costing due to stainless steels  long life attributes
  • Strong- the tensile strength of our wire is a minimum 600Mpa exceeding the requirement of 450Mpa
  • Temperature resistant

Download technical data sheet

PVC Coated Stainless Steel Roof Safety Mesh

PVC Coated stainless steel roof safety mesh was developed by SSWM as an effective solution to galvanic reaction between dissimilar metals.

Benefits:

  • PVC coating prevents the galvanic reaction between dissimilar metals
  • Stainless steel wire will not corrode even if the PVC coating is damaged
  • Flexible coating will bend without cracking
  • UV stabilizer contained to protect from UV

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The exorbitant expenditure in rectifying issues that can arise from the devastating effects of reactions between dissimilar materials would be far outweighed by making the smart choice to purchase PVC Coated Stainless Steel Roof Safety Mesh.

Product Specifications

Wire Diam           2 mm Grade 316
Mesh                     150 mm (longitudinal)
300 mm (transverse)
Weight (approx)  24 kg/Roll Stainless steel
26.5 kg/Roll PVC Coated Stainless steel
Roll Width & Length

roof safety mesh roll dimensions

 

 

 

 

Australian Standard AS/NZS 4389:2015 – Roof Safety Mesh explained

stainless steel roof safety mesh testing

Roof safety mesh should meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4389:2015 – Safety Mesh. This standard provides a specification for the mesh and also for the load testing of the mesh, which involves the dropping of a 166kgm, 1500mm long, 350mm diameter bag onto installed mesh from a height of 1.4m, as seen to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSWM Roof Safety Mesh & Australian Standards

✔ AS/NZS 4389:2015 ‘Safety Mesh’ exceeds technical requirements & complies to load testing

  • Tensile strength of of our wire is a minimum 600Mpa exceeding requirement of 450Mpa
  • Each production run of roof safety mesh is tested and complies tothe standard

✔ AS 2331.3.1:2001 (R2017) ‘Neutral Salt Spray Test’ PVC Coated tested to 96 hours


Stainless Steel Wire & Mesh are the first and only stockist of:

Installation

✔ Prior to installation refer to local ‘Code of Practice’ for safe work on roofs and SA HB 39:2015
✔ With every roll a ‘Recommended Fixing Details’ sheet is provided

Before installing roof safety mesh, you should always refer to your local code of practice regarding safe working on roofs

Victoria
Work Safe Victoria: Prevention of falls in general construction
NSW
Work Cover NSW: Safe work on roofs
Part 1: Commercial and Industrial buildings
Australia- National
Safe Work Australia: National code of practice for the prevention of falls in general construction

Appendix D of the WorkSafe Victoria document “Prevention of Falls in General Construction” describes the installation of safety mesh: http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/9231/cc_fallsconst_web.pdf .

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