We stock a large range of skip nets in different sizes and colours to cover all types of skips and containers. Our skip nets are manufactured using heavy duty knotless polypropylene or knotted polyethylene and are finished with a reinforced edge for additional strength. They can be supplied with ties and/or bungee cords as required. The nets provide a high level of flexibility which allows the net to change shape and adapt to different load volumes.
We supply these tough nets to many local authorities and waste movement contractors to ensure their cargo is contained during transport. Strong, durable and versatile, these skip nets can also be used by cargo carriers such as cars, vans and lorries, train and air or sea freight carriers. These nets can also be used in warehouses to cover the tops or sides of stillages, cages and roll cages.
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 net can help to provide compliance with these regulations.
Approximate net sizes for Skips:
|Skip Size||Net Size|
|4 - 6 yards3 (3 - 5m3)||4.5m x 3m|
|8 - 10 yards3 (6 - 8m3)||5m x 3.5m|
|12 yards3 (10m3)||5.5m x 3.5m|
|14 yards3 (12m3)||6m x 3.5m|
|16 yards3 (15m3)||7m x 3.5m|