Elasticated and non-elasticated vehicle nets are the most versatile nets in the market today. The nets are especially useful in vans to create extra storage or for load restraining applications. Nets are available in a range of sizes and can be mounted on a frame if required.
Nets can be used in a variety of situations including:
• Luggage restraint net in the boot or back of vans
• Roof lining net, for example, helmet stowage nets
• Door and seat pocket nets
• Nets for use in the foot well
• Load restraint externally or on roof racks
• Storage within vans
• In front of shelving within vans
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. Used correctly, these nets are ideal for securing items so they are kept contained whilst the vehicle is in transit. As they are flexible, they are perfect for uneven loads or awkward shapes as the net conforms to the load to help keep it secure. These are high quality multi-purpose nets which are durable and easy to use.
Depending on your requirements, some nets are available with hooks at each corner or with a bungee cord threaded through the periphery. Nets which are framed will be finished with a bungee cord across the top. Bespoke nets are available and can be made to most shapes and sizes to suit your specific requirements.