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Thorne & Derrick - Dropped Objects Prevention Guard Net | Work At Heights Safely

Posted on 27 January 2023

Thorne & Derrick - Dropped Objects Prevention Guard Net | Work At Heights Safely

Cable Safety Equipment | Workplace Safety | UK & Export Sales

Worksite cuts and abrasions are just a few minor injuries workers can sustain on a worksite due to falling or flying objects, much serious injuries includes concussion, blindness, and even death.

Working at height, beneath scaffolds or areas where overhead work is being performed puts workers and the public below at risk from falling (dropped) objects.

The term dropped object takes on a specific meaning, it can be:

  • An object that falls from a height by its own weight and gravity, or
  • An object that falls from a height due to contact with an energy source.

In either case, the result can be injury and harm to people, property or the environment.

➡ Thorne & Derrick together with CableSafe® offer an extensive range of workplace safety products including Dropped Objects Prevention Work Mat which can be used on elevated gratings, catwalks and platforms. When working at height, dropping tools or other equipment poses a significant electrical safety hazard.

Guard Net

Dropped Object Prevention Guard Net is designed to prevent dropped objects while working at height. Standard size netting that suit most standard railings is supplied to create a safe work environment. The fabric is suitable for most heavy industries and is supplied with flame retardant coating (often required). The Guard Net is designed for strong wind loads.

According to Dropped Object Prevention Scheme (DROPS), an object that weighs less than three pounds if dropped from a height of 30 feet can be fatal. If your worksites is typically elevated, you will definitely be dealing with such dropped object hazards on a daily basis.

You may have purchased or use several safety net/guard, the one that promise but does not deliver.

Thorne & Derrick recommend that you use CableSafe®’s “Dropped Objects Guard Net”, this is a safety guard that actually protects with a remarkable 7 years long standing history of high performance usage and reliability in offshore conditions. CableSafe® “Dropped Objects Guard Net” is ideal for use in Construction, Offshore industries and general industry.

Dropped Object Prevention Guard Net

CableSafe® dropped objects prevention significantly reduces the risk of dropped objects. It is a cost effective drop safety tool.

drop safety tool

CableSafe®’s “Dropped Objects Guard Net is a cost effective drop safety tool, that is made in Germany, and efficiently protect and prevent personnel from dropped objects accident in the worksite. The guard rail/net is made out of flame retardant coated polyester fabric with a reinforced hem provided all around, secured with lashing ratchets and come with a life span of 5 years.

Through our commitment to excellence, we have delivered top quality standard products to customers across the globe in many industries and we guarantee, that Dropped Objects Guard Net will brings safety to your “Work at Height” operations without requiring much active involvement of your worker or any one on the worksite site.

The Guard Nets are used in wind park projects (wind turbine safety) during installation and maintenance. CableSafe® have developed dropped object prevention guard nets for installation inside wind turbine towers, improving safety during maintenance and reducing structural weight of steel reinforcements. These nets can be used for prevention against the wind – weather protection.

Dropped Object Prevention Guard Net

Guard Net is designed for re-use. Guard Net has over 7 years operational experience in offshore conditions.

Dropped Objects Prevention Guard Net

Technical Specification

  • Coated polyester mesh fabric flame retardant finish
  • Weight: 295 g/m²
  • Openness factor: approx. 39%
  • Air permeability: 7520 l/m²*sec
  • Tensile strength warp/weft:
  • 1800/2000N / 50mm (ENISO1421/V1)
  • Tear strength warp/weft: 350/400N (DIN53363)
  • Temperature: -20 °C + 70 °C (EN 1876-1)
  • Burning behaviour: DIN4102:B1, ÖNorm:B1, EN13501-1:B-s2-d0


Cable Safety Equipment

CableSafe® Safety solutions are critical cable essentials and are well proven construction safety products. The CableSafe® range of cable hooks can be used during maintenance, turnaround, outages, shutdowns, construction work to suspend cables and hoses and other work gear and equipment from the working space.

Cable Safety Equipment | Cable Stand | Cable Bridge | Cable Rail | Cable Guard | Dropped Object Prevention Mats

Cable Safety Equipment | Cable Stand | Cable Bridge | Cable Rail | Cable Guard | Dropped Object Prevention Mats


Thorne & Derrick stock and distribute a range of Safety Tools including Push Pull Tools from Hand Safety Tool Company designed to minimise hand injuries by keeping hands out of the line of fire.

Hand Safety Tool Company