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Ensuring the safety of people using a bridge – protecting them from accidental falls and preventing suicide attempts – without compromising its design integrity, has long been a challenge for architects and engineers. Within bridge safety, several considerations must be taken into account and weighed against each other – including safety, strength, durability, maintenance, aesthetics and transparency. Until now, this has always led to compromises having to be made.
However, following the introduction of Webnet wire mesh from Jakob, engineers and designers are now able to meet these previously incompatible requirements. In particular, bridge parapets can be fully-enclosed with no detriment to visual appearance – and with little impact on views from the bridge. Additionally, a Webnet system which runs under the parapet of the bridge can act as an effective and non-invasive fall-arrest solution, again with minimal visual interference.
And as Webnet is manufactured from 316 stainless steel, both durability and long-life performance are assured, leading to a long design life with low maintenance requirements.
Having installed many anti-suicide and bridge safety fall-protection systems worldwide, Jakob has a proven record delivering high-class, high-quality projects – from initial design right through to installation and maintenance. MMA Architectural Systems, the sole UK agent for Jakob for over 20 years, also has many years’ partnering experience, ensuring you receive a truly professional, dedicated service for your bridge safety project.
For all your bridge, high-walk, parapet, gantry, platform and roof safety projects, please contact us on 01761 419 427