Taking into consideration that falls from elevated heights are the leading cause of death on construction sites around the world, followed by being struck by falling objects, being proactive about fall safety is crucial.
One of the ways those in control of work sites protect workers is with safety netting. Netting can prevent these accidents from happening.
One of the concerns about working from a height on a building site is that over time construction workers become comfortable and complacent towards safety. This can result in disaster especially if they begin leaving out their personal protective equipment.
Netting is an important part of fall safety because should a worker fall, sometimes the netting is all the protection they have, although ideally this should be the last line of defence. In other words workers will only land in the safety net if all other protection has failed. If the net is not there, serious injury or death is inevitable.