Flame Retardant Containment Mesh for Scaffolding applications

In February 2018 a fire broke out at a waterfront building site in Sydney’s CBD which was under demolition. The blaze quickly spread across the exterior scaffolding structure with the containment mesh well alight in a short period of time. A construction site’s scaffolding system is typically erected to support working at height activities of the workers and help expediate the building’s construction. The containment mesh fixed to the scaffolding serves as a safety and environmental mechanism to protect workers and shield against falling debris. The design and quality of this combined system must strictly adhere to all safety, manufacturing and installation standards. In the recent unfortunate event, the use of containment mesh products with Flame Retardant (FR) properties could have eliminated or significantly reduced the spread of fire. If you are interested in providing further protection in your construction site and want to know more about Flame Retardant (FR) containment mesh solutions, please contact Sitemax to discuss.


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