Personnel Netting System CODA
Personnel Netting System is designed to protect workers when working at a height of more than 1 storey. These nets can also include a debris liner protecting anyone below from falling materials.
The scope of this project was to provide a passive fall protection personnel netting system for Flynn Canada during the construction of the roof for the Athletics and Ice Complex (also called Markin MacPhail Centre )at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta Canada in March 2010.
The personnel netting system was installed in each section of the structure spanning the entire width of the arena and was used for 4 separate sections of roof. A debris liner was also installed within the personnel netting to prevent any objects from falling to the ground. The netting system was completely fastened to the building structure using 3/8” diameter cable spanning each section of the structure at both sides of the net. The netting was then designed to be secured to the adjacent net using factory installed snap hooks.
The netting was secured to the cable system using pre-installed snap hooks which was spaced evenly every 48” around the perimeter of the netting system. The perpendicular sides of the netting was installed to the structure using anchor slings wrapped around the cross members 50 feet on centers. Once the netting system was tightened properly, the maximum free fall the worker would have been exposed to was 36”. The system conformed to all applicable OSHA and ANSI regulations including OHSA 1926.502 (c) and ANSI A10.1. Total square foot print of netting used was 39900 square feet using 12ea. 25’x25’nets and 36 ea. 30’x30’nets
Opening in January 2011 the Athletic and Ice Complex (AIC) is a 500,000 square foot facility. With 100,000 square feet being office space, a 2500 seat international sized ice surface and 3 North American sized ice surfaces. This facility will provide a competitive advantage for Canadian athletes as well as recreational opportunities for all. www.Winsports.ca