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

FASET has long been a foundation in supporting its members with expert quality guidance, dedicated training and exclusive membership benefit schemes all with the intention of promoting a safer way of working. We strive to achieve extremely high standards with our training and guidance and that is shown through our trusted and reliable contractors, manufacturers and trainers in the industry. Being a FASET member is a symbol of trust and ensuring complete peace of mind when businesses choose our members to partner with. All members undergo a rigorous audit which is now accredited by SSiP and is therefore mutually recognised with other health and safety assessment schemes.

FASET Members work collectively to create a great amount of free to access guidance which can be downloaded from this website. The guidance created provides good practices for contractors and provides understanding of the industry for clients.

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Safety Netting

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Edge Protection

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Stair Towers

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Roof Over-Netting

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Tensioned Access Platforms

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Access Platform Decking

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All members undergo a rigorous audit which is now accredited by SSiP
Members work collectively to create a great amount of free to access guidance
Training courses designed to enable candidates to obtain a CSCS cards
Exclusive member benefits to help your business grow


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The FASET Health, Safety & Technical committee meet regularly to develop and review a range of freely available guidance.

This guidance is aimed at increasing the safety of all trades working with and around fall arrest safety, including safety netting and temporary safety systems.

Please click the links in the menu to the left to access the guidance you are looking for.

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FASET Safety Net Rigger Training

This is the central course offered by FASET, designed for all operatives looking to become qualified to install safety nets. Safety netting is a life-critical industry and as such, demonstrating competence is a thorough process.


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This exciting new area of our industry provides a tensioned working area for a range of follow on trades, allowing for maintenance work and the like to be carried out without the need for specialist access techniques or equipment such as birdcage scaffolding.

It involves tensioning a “material” between the structural members, creating a strong and stable platform from which workers can carry out their work. A number of different systems are becoming available, each using different materials and attachment systems. FASET has undertaken to have a test rig manufactured to ensure that each of these systems are capable of providing a safe working platform for all trades.

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The Stair Tower committee is not currently active, having spent a great deal of time bringing together manufacturers’ and users to develop a generic training course on the safe erection of stair towers.

The committee remains in place so that course content and industry developments can be monitored and reviewed.

You can access a full list of guidance below.

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This committee was formed to discuss the needs for increased guidance on roof height temporary edge protection and create a suitable, recognised training course.

Although the work on this is complete for the time being, the committee remains in place so the course and industry developments can be reviewed and changes made when necessary.

The course covers the safe installation of an edge protection system to an engineer’s design, and the relevant standards associated with temporary edge protection.

You can access a full list of guidance below.

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When all other methods of installing safety netting underneath a fragile roof have been exhausted, it may be necessary to over-net the roof with a safety net.

FASET have worked closely with the HSE and NFRC to develop guidance on this form of safety netting based upon physical testing.  Please contact FASET if you have any questions with regards to this type of work.

Remember: FASET recommend that this form of safety netting should only be used as a last resort, and standard underslung safety netting should always be used where possible.

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As the house-build industry goes from strength to strength, contractors are increasingly looking for a system which provides collective access for builders at eaves height, enabling them to work both within and outside of the structure. Access Platform Decking combines quick installation, with strength, allowing users to safely access, work from and load the decking with materials.

The committee is currently working to develop guidance and training on these specialist systems which will undoubtedly become more commonplace. Please visit this section of the website regularly for updates on progress.

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Construction contracting update

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Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions good news for employers

The latest government update on the easing of lockdown restrictions in England, issued on 31st July and following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, includes the following: whilst there are local restrictions on household contact in certain areas,

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  • "Height safety is such a critical area that it demands common standards and levels of competency that reflect the collective knowledge and expertise of industry experts. Every piece of guidance published by FASET is designed to do just that, and any company that ignores that guidance is potentially putting their employees at risk."

  • "My company insists on using only FASET member organisations whose employees have been FASET trained, adhere strictly to FASET guidance and, crucially, are regularly audited to ensure that they meet the demanding standards of the Association. Safety netting and temporary safety systems training is paramount"


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FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has authorised manufacturers and  members to deliver FASET Safety Net Rigger Training and Assessments in Italy, Spain,  New Zealand, and Australia.

FASET is internationally recognised as the industry expert and looked to for guidance on Safety Netting and Temporary Safety Systems. Wherever you are, FASET are able to offer guidance and training.

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