Search this site

site maintained by

 Relative-Solutions Ltd

The Blue Book - use of nets

ACR Best Practice Guide

ACR[CP]003:2016 Rev 2 -Recommended Practice for  use of safety nets for  roofwork

One of the main causes of deaths and injuries at work each year is falling from height, particularly through or from roofs.

To ensure safety during roofwork requires the commitment of all those involved in the procurement process. One of the ways of collectively protecting roof workers from falling through roofs is the use of correctly installed safety nets, closely slung under the work area.

This publication aims to give advice on how this can be achieved and compliments BS 8411:2007 Code of Practice for Safety Nets on Construction Sites and other Works, by addressing:

  • The selection of safety nets to be used;
  • Recommendations for their installation; and
  • The competence of workers installing them;

It gives practical advice on the duties placed on clients, designers, CDM co-ordinators, contractors, and manufacturers and includes recommendations for good practice when using safety netting during the construction of new and the refurbishment of existing roofs.

Although concentrating on use with profiled roofs, those engaged in other similar activities would benefit from the advice given, as many of the principles equally apply to net use on other structures and roof forms.

1st published: 01/10/07

Rev1 was published 03/10/08

Rev2 was published 20/08/2016

Download PDF (241Kb)

[ACR Home Page] [Legal] [About the Committee] [Publications] [The Red Book] [The Orange Book] [The Green Book] [The Blue Book] [The Black Book] [The Purple Book] [The Magenta Book] [IS1 -clients guide] [IS2 - solar collectables] [IS3-Minor roof works] [FAQ] [Complaints Procedure] [site Map]

The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety [ACR] is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer.  Its membership is made up of nominees from the major roofworking Federations and Associations and the Health & Safety Executive, who provide the experience of many years of involvement in working on roofs in the advice given in their documents.Every care and attention is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information included in their documents and this website, however the committee or any individual committtee members can not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained therein