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FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) is the trade association and training body for the safety net rigging and temporary safety systems industry.

We have been a FASET member since we were initially established in 2010 and play a key role in the progression of FASET with our company founder being on the board of directors.

FASET has accredited us in Safety Netting, Edge Protection & Stair Tower Installation meaning we have undergone over 10 years of vigorous inspection and kept to the high standards that are needed when working within the Safety Industry.


ISO 9001

Quality Management Systems


A certified quality management system (QMS) for organisations who want to prove their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of their customers and other relevant stakeholders.




The clearance distance below the safety net must take into account the fall height, the initial sag (max. 10% of the longest side length), and the net deflection under load.




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Tie ropes shall also comply with BSEN1263-1, and have a minimum breaking load of 30kN. Normally this results in a 12mm dia rope. Safety nets should be fixed to suitable anchorage points. The distance between the anchorage points shall be less than 2.5m. Each anchorage point shall have a load capacity of 6kN, applied at an angle of 45º. When considering a continuous supporting structure, the fall load is distributed between 3 No. anchorage's at 4kN, 6kN, and 4kN respectively.

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Erection Sequence check sheet:


  1. Check the building offset for the base positioning noting the overhang.

  2. The pads are placed under jacks and all the bottom ledgers are level and square.

  3. The height is sufficient for the purpose.

  4. All the external faces have a diagonal bracing except the entrance and exit.

  5. The tower is tied off once every 2m or two ties every 4m.

  6. The bottom stair is clear of obstructions with a maximum of 300mm step.

  7. Double handrails will be in place to each side of every staircase.

  8. Double handrail to continue around the landing.

  9. The Climbing route is kept clear of tie off positions and fittings.

  10. The top step off is less than 300mm, and into a safe area.

  11. A Handover Certificate and Inspection Sheet are supplied.

Specific Additional Checks:


  1. All stair units and walk off planks are locked down.

  2. All internal handrail wing nuts are tightened.

  3. Perimeter protection (Safe Side) will be tied into the tower top.

  4. Where used the top standard support spigot will be tight.

  5. All pegs engaged and lightly driven home.

  6. NO materials to be stored causing an obstruction.


This includes access points.




  • Where the is no design drawing or calculations the tower should be tied every 2m vertically on both standards.

  • Where this minimum tie pattern cannot be achieved then design input is required.

  • Where possible ties should be located as close as possible to the top step off of the tower.

  • If additional banners or sheeting of any type are to be fixed to the tower the design input is required.

  • Vertical braces are required on all faces in a zig-zag formation.

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The classification of this tower as specified in BS1139 PT 5 is:

  • It is an access route only and not for material storage

  • It does not require toe boards however they can be integrated if required

  • Class 2

  • Light Duty

Safe Stair should be inspected by a competent person:

  • Before being taken into use for the first time

  • After any substantial addition, dismantling or other alteration

  • After any event likely to have affected its strength or stability

  • At regular intervals not exceeding 7 days since the last inspection

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