Dome Light Nets for More Safety
Light domes and rooflights are particularly popular for buildings with flat roofs. The domes are not only used for natural lighting of the interior, but also for ventilation of the rooms.
But skylight domes can also become a hazard - namely when people have to enter the roof for clearing or maintenance work. Especially in winter, dangerous situations can arise: if there is snow on the roof surface, domed skylights are often overlooked under the snow cover, especially if the windows only have a shallow curvature. In the case of skylights without appropriate burglary protection, there is then a risk of falling through, because many glass panes are not designed for the weight of an adult person.
The good news: providing sufficient protection is not difficult. Our skylight dome nets are a simple and reliable solution for temporary fall protection and, as a mobile variant, are also perfect for retrofitting to prevent safety deficiencies during roof work.
The dome light nets from safetynet365.com are available in 2x2 m and 3x3 m sizes. However, if your dome or window has a different size, this is not a problem either: We will be happy to make you an individualised dome light net made to measure on request. All our skylight dome nets comply with the prescribed EN 1263-1 and EN 795:1996 standards for protective nets for fall protection.
Fall Protection Made of Robust Material
For our dome light nets we use polypropylene- a highly resilient and stable plastic. This makes the nets not only absolutely tearproof, but also weatherproof and UV-resistant. These properties make our skylight dome nets ideally suited for use as fall-through protection - both outdoors and indoors - and they remain dimensionally stable even after years of outdoor use.
With a material diameter of 4.75 mm in a knotless weave, our nets are designed as fall protection for one person. In order to cushion the energy in the event of a collapse, the safety net has a 9 mm thick and extremely stable end edge. The webbing with ratchet integrated into the net also enables simple and reliable fastening of the dome safety net.
Fastening of dome Light Nets
Reliable fall-through protection is only guaranteed if the fall protection is also professionally installed. In order to fix dome light safety nets as fall-through protection according to the DIN standard, the dome must absolutely have a professionally mounted frame with projection.
The installation itself is then carried out by placing the net from above over the complete light dome and over the surrounding frame. Then the integrated tensioning strap below the frame overhang is tightened until the net can no longer slide up.
More detailed information on the installation of safety nets and fall-through protection can be found in our Building-Site Safety Netting Guidelines.
Permanent Securing from the Inside: Wire Rope Nets
Often a permanent solution is needed to secure skylights that are to be mounted inside the building. In this case, our wire rope nets are an alternative. Unlike skylight dome nets, these can also be used permanently for many years. Our wire nets with a diameter of 3 mm and a mesh size of 100 mm are approved for fall protection up to a drop height of one meter in the interior.
When is Fall Protection Mandatory?
Fall protection is mandatory when
- the workplace is located above traffic routes, water or other liquid substances in which one can sink. The fall height is irrelevant.
- the fall height at exposed stairways or wall openings is more than 1 metre.
- the height between the edge of the fall and the impact surface exceeds 2 metres.
Who is Responsible for Fall Protection?
By law, owners and building operators are responsible for fall protection and basic building safety of their properties. They must therefore ensure that all areas and openings where there is a risk of falling are professionally secured.
How can a Light Dome be Secured?
Flat roofs that are only slightly arched or pyramidal in design hardly stand out from the surface even in 10cm of fresh snow. This is why skylight dome nets are gaining in importance in times of improved safety regulations and high safety awareness. No one wants to be responsible for a worker being seriously or fatally injured because of a breach through a skylight. Rooflight dome nets therefore function as a safety net that safely catches the collapsing worker.
At safetynet365.com you can get the skylight dome net in two fixed sizes: 2x2m and 3x3m. If your skylight domes do not comply with the current standards, we can also manufacture a customised net for you. Every safety net you receive from us passes prescribed DIN standards that you need for approval. These include a certain energy absorption and tensile force.
How is the Skylight Dome Safety Net Constructed?
For outdoor use in snow, ice and wet conditions, the material itself (polypropylene) naturally has weather resistance (the synthetic fabric cannot rot) and absolute tear resistance of its filament yarn, which retains its shape even after years of outdoor use. For an adult body, a material thickness of 5 mm has proven to be safe.
In order to cushion the energy in the event of a collapse (the skylight dome net nevertheless falls under preventive nets), the safety net has a thick end edge and a Polysteel webbing. Instructions for the installation of safety nets in general can be found here.
How to Install a Dome Light Safety Net?
The installation of the skylight dome net is done by placing it over the complete skylight dome frame. Then the tensioning strap is tightened around the frame until the net can no longer slip upwards. The dimensions given refer to the size of the net, which should be larger than the frame. The dome safety net is suitable for securing one person. For use as a fall-through protection or anchoring device, a professionally installed frame with projection and finished sealing is required.