Extra heavy duty cargo nets are the toughest nets in our cargo net range and are extremely versatile multi-purpose nets. They provide exceptional strength and are suitable for load control and restraint of heavy goods. They are very hard wearing nets and are used extensively within the transport, farming, waste management, construction, industrial goods and warehousing sectors, as well as for general load restraint purposes. 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.
This netting is designed for high impact and heavy duty load restraining applications for cars, vans, trucks, lorries, campervans, mobile homes, boats, emergency vehicles and flatbed vehicles. They can also be used to restrain large items such as bricks, crates, pallets and other heavy items and to cover skips and tippers.
Some other applications where extra heavy duty netting can be used include:
• Safety netting for all sectors
• Walk-on safety netting for all sectors
• Boundary perimeter protection in hammer and discus sports throwing cages
• On catamarans
Our range of extra heavy duty cargo nets are made from knotless high tenacity polypropylene. The nets are UV resistant and are available in a variety of colours, mesh sizes and twine 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.
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.