Medium duty cargo nets are multi-purpose nets which are suitable for use as a load restraint and containment net for light to medium weight goods. These tough nets are suitable for use within the transport, farming, warehousing, storage and waste management industries. They are also used by many councils and local authorities. Nets are an ideal method of load restraint as they are strong, yet flexible and are able to adapt to the shape of uneven loads.
We stock a wide range of medium duty cargo nets made from knotless high tenacity polypropylene. The nets are UV resistant have varying mesh sizes and diameters to suit different requirements. The cargo nets are finished with a reinforced edge for additional strength, and are available with or without a bungee cord. For load securing applications, the net should cover the load from the front, back and sides to ensure there is adequate protection. Nets are available in standard sizes, or they can be custom made to your requirements.
Medium duty cargo nets can be used for a variety of applications including:
• Light to medium load restraint solution vehicles such as vans, lorries, trucks, trailers, flatbed trailers, motor homes, campervans as well as skips and tippers
• Racking and shelving solution within warehouses to protect stock and other items from falling
• Partition net to section off machinery in warehouses
• Partition net for warehouse spaces
• Ball stop for sports such as cricket or tennis
• Boundary net
• Waste management containment solution
Drivers have a duty under the provisions introduced into the Road Traffic Act 1988 by the Road Traffic Act 1991 to secure all loads on their vehicles and to avoid physical injury and damage to people and property during transport operations. As advised in the Department of Transport Code of Practice document on Safety of Loads on Vehicles (3rd Edition, 2002), it is a legal requirement that all loads carried on vehicles are secured, no matter the length of the journey. This protects people involved in loading, unloading and driving the vehicle, as well as other road users and pedestrians.
The minimum requirement is that the load restraint system must be sufficient to withstand a force not less than the total weight of the load forward, and half of the weight of the load backwards and sideways. A correctly selected and fitted cargo net can help to provide compliance with these regulations.