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18 December 2019. Anglo American Dishaba Mine. Northam. South Africa. Picture: James Oatway.

Safety Nets

Rockstop safety nets are used as areal coverage to protect miners from falls of ground occurring between installed permanent and temporary support.

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Rockstop nets are designed to safely arrest either a 2 tonne or 450 kg mass dropped from a 300 mm height with minimal deflection. Rockstop nets are available with 100 mm, 130 mm, 150 mm and 200 mm apertures in a range of different sizes and net installation accessories such as tensioners, S‑hooks and hook installation tools are available to facilitate the safe installation of nets.