What Does A Safety Net System Consist Of
Construction safety net – HDPE Monofilament Construction safety Net – 85mm mesh size Construction Safety nets are used at high-rise building construction sites for preventing accidental fall of people or objects from the site. Construction safety nets are the safest and cost effective fall prevention system in the world.

Construction safety nets are flexible plastic nets made from HDPE or High-density polyethylene raw materials. Construction safety netting system is also known as debris netting which can be installed both horizontally or vertically according to the requirements. The best practice of construction netting is to wrap up the whole construction site from bottom to top, which works as a protection wall to prevent anything from falling without blocking the view.

Safety net installation at any building site requires professional expertise and technical knowledge.

What does a safety net system consist of connectors and?

Definitions, The following definitions apply to this section: Anchorage means a secure point of attachment for equipment such as lifelines, lanyards, or deceleration devices. Beltterminal means an end attachment of a window cleaner’s positioning system used for securing the belt or harness to a window cleaner’s belt anchor.

  • Body belt means a strap with means both for securing about the waist and for attaching to other components such as a lanyard used with positioning systems, travel restraint systems, or ladder safety systems.
  • Body harness means straps that secure about the employee in a manner to distribute the fall arrest forces over at least the thighs, pelvis, waist, chest, and shoulders, with a means for attaching the harness to other components of a personal fall protection system.

Carabiner means a connector generally comprised of a trapezoidal or oval shaped body with a closed gate or similar arrangement that may be opened to attach another object and, when released, automatically closes to retain the object. Competent person means a person who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in any personal fall protection system or any component of it, as well as in their application and uses with related equipment, and who has authorization to take prompt, corrective action to eliminate the identified hazards.

Connector means a device used to couple (connect) parts of the fall protection system together. D-ring means a connector used: (i) In a harness as an integral attachment element or fall arrest attachment; (ii) In a lanyard, energy absorber, lifeline, or anchorage connector as an integral connector; or (iii) In a positioning or travel restraint system as an attachment element.

Deceleration device means any mechanism that serves to dissipate energy during a fall. Deceleration distance means the vertical distance a falling employee travels from the point at which the deceleration device begins to operate, excluding lifeline elongation and free fall distance, until stopping.

  • It is measured as the distance between the location of an employee’s body harness attachment point at the moment of activation (at the onset of fall arrest forces) of the deceleration device during a fall, and the location of that attachment point after the employee comes to a full stop.
  • Equivalent means alternative designs, equipment, materials, or methods that the employer can demonstrate will provide an equal or greater degree of safety for employees compared to the designs, equipment, materials, or methods specified in the standard.

Free fall means the act of falling before the personal fall arrest system begins to apply force to arrest the fall. Free fall distance means the vertical displacement of the fall arrest attachment point on the employee’s body belt or body harness between onset of the fall and just before the system begins to apply force to arrest the fall.

  1. This distance excludes deceleration distance, lifeline and lanyard elongation, but includes any deceleration device slide distance or self-retracting lifeline/lanyard extension before the devices operate and fall arrest forces occur.
  2. Lanyard means a flexible line of rope, wire rope, or strap that generally has a connector at each end for connecting the body belt or body harness to a deceleration device, lifeline, or anchorage.

Lifeline means a component of a personal fall protection system consisting of a flexible line for connection to an anchorage at one end so as to hang vertically (vertical lifeline), or for connection to anchorages at both ends so as to stretch horizontally (horizontal lifeline), and serves as a means for connecting other components of the system to the anchorage.

  • Personal fall arrest system means a system used to arrest an employee in a fall from a walking-working surface.
  • It consists of a body harness, anchorage, and connector.
  • The means of connection may include a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline, or a suitable combination of these.
  • Personal fall protection system means a system (including all components) an employer uses to provide protection from falling or to safely arrest an employee’s fall if one occurs.

Examples of personal fall protection systems include personal fall arrest systems, positioning systems, and travel restraint systems. Positioning system (work-positioning system) means a system of equipment and connectors that, when used with a body harness or body belt, allows an employee to be supported on an elevated vertical surface, such as a wall or window sill, and work with both hands free.

Positioning systems also are called “positioning system devices” and “work-positioning equipment.” Qualified describes a person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience has successfully demonstrated the ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, the work, or the project.

Rope grab means a deceleration device that travels on a lifeline and automatically, by friction, engages the lifeline and locks so as to arrest the fall of an employee. A rope grab usually employs the principle of inertial locking, cam/lever locking, or both.

  1. Safety factor means the ratio of the design load and the ultimate strength of the material.
  2. Self-retracting lifeline/lanyard means a deceleration device containing a drum-wound line that can be slowly extracted from, or retracted onto, the drum under slight tension during normal movement by the employee.

At the onset of a fall, the device automatically locks the drum and arrests the fall. Snaphook means a connector comprised of a hook-shaped body with a normally closed gate, or similar arrangement that may be manually opened to permit the hook to receive an object.

When released, the snaphook automatically closes to retain the object. Opening a snaphook requires two separate actions. Snaphooks are generally one of two types: (i) Automatic-locking type (permitted) with a self-closing and self-locking gate that remains closed and locked until intentionally unlocked and opened for connection or disconnection; and (ii) Non-locking type (prohibited) with a self-closing gate that remains closed, but not locked, until intentionally opened for connection or disconnection.

Travel restraint (tether) line means a rope or wire rope used to transfer forces from a body support to an anchorage or anchorage connector in a travel restraint system. Travel restraint system means a combination of an anchorage, anchorage connector, lanyard (or other means of connection), and body support that an employer uses to eliminate the possibility of an employee going over the edge of a walking-working surface.

Window cleaner’s belt means a positioning belt that consists of a waist belt, an integral terminal runner or strap, and belt terminals. Window cleaner’s belt anchor (window anchor) means specifically designed fall-preventing attachment points permanently affixed to a window frame or to a building part immediately adjacent to the window frame, for direct attachment of the terminal portion of a window cleaner’s belt.

Window cleaner’s positioning system means a system which consists of a window cleaner’s belt secured to window anchors. Work-positioning system (see Positioning system in this paragraph (b)).

What are the parts of a safety net?

Safety nets components – Safety nets consist of ropes, including mesh ropes, border ropes, tie ropes, and coupling ropes. Work positioning nets also include tension straps and karabiners. Here we going to introduce each component:

What is a safety net system?

When should a safety net be used ? – Back to top Safety nets are one option that can be used as part of a fall protection plan, Workplaces that have the risk of falling should have a fall protection plan that outlines the policy and procedures involved in assembling, maintaining, inspecting, using, and dismantling equipment such as ladders, scaffolds, or platforms used for working at heights as well as any fall protection equipment.

  1. Safety nets are classified as a passive fall protection system which can be installed as either a barrier to prevent a fall, or beneath the work to catch a falling worker.
  2. Safety nets are designed to decrease the fall distance, to absorb the energy of a fall, and to reduce the likelihood or seriousness of an injury.

However, safety nets do not stop the worker from falling. Installing a fixed barrier such as guardrails, opening covers, or walls are always the preferred method to prevent a worker from falling. Safety nets are most often used when it is impossible or impractical to install fixed barriers or to use an anchored and lifeline system (fall arrest system).

What is the standard of safety net?

Falls » Safety Net Systems – Where workers on a construction site are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more, OSHA requires that employers provide fall protection in one of three ways before work begins:

  • Placing guardrails around the hazard area.
  • Install safety nets.
  • Providing personal fall arrest systems for each employee.

Many times the nature and location of the work will dictate the form that fall protection takes. If the employer chooses to use a safety net system, he must comply with the following provisions:

  • Safety nets must be installed as close as practicable under the surface on which employees are working, but in no case more than 30 feet below.
  • When nets are used on bridges, the potential fall area must be unobstructed.
  • Safety nets must extend outward from the outermost projection of the work surface as follows:
Vertical distance from working level to horizontal plane of net Minimum required horizontal distance of outer edge of net from the edge of the working surface
Up to 5 feet 8 feet
5 to 10 feet 10 feet
More than 10 feet 13 feet

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  • Safety nets must be installed with sufficient clearance to prevent contact with the surface or structures under them when subjected to an impact force equal to the drop test described below.
  • Safety nets and their installations must be capable of absorbing an impact force equal to the drop test described below.
  • Safety nets and safety net installations must be drop-tested at the jobsite:
    • After initial installation and before being used.
    • Whenever relocated.
    • After major repair.
    • At 6-month intervals if left in one place.
  • The drop test consists of a 400 pound bag of sand 28-32 inches in diameter dropped into the net from the highest surface at which employees are exposed to fall hazards, but not from less than than 42 inches above that level.
  • When the employer can demonstrate that it is unreasonable to perform the drop-test described above, the employer or a designated competent person shall certify that the net and net installation have sufficient clearance and impact absorption by preparing a certification record prior to the net being used as a fall protection system. The certification must include:
    • Identification of the net and net installation.
    • Date that it was determined that the net and net installation were in compliance.
    • Signature of the person making the determination and certification.
  • The most recent certification record for each net and net installation must be available at the jobsite for inspection.
  • Safety nets must be inspected for wear, damage, and other deterioration at least once a week, and after any occurrence which could affect the integrity of the system.
  • Defective nets shall not be used, and defective components must be removed from service.
  • Objects which have fallen into the safety net, such as scrap pieces, equipment, and tools, must be removed as soon as possible from the net and at least before the next work shift.
  • Maximum mesh size must not exceed 6 inches by 6 inches. All mesh crossings must be secured to prevent enlargement of the mesh opening, which must be no longer than 6 inches, measured center-to-center.
  • Each safety net, or section thereof, must have a border rope for webbing with a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds.
  • Connections between safety net panels must be as strong as integral net components, and must not be spaced more than 6 inches apart.
  • Additional Information:

    • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M, Fall protection. OSHA Standard.
      • 1926.502, Fall protection systems criteria and practices
        • 1926.502(c), Safety net systems
    • Worker Deaths by Falls: A Summary of Surveillance Findings and Investigative Case Reports, US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication 2000-116, (September 2000).

    What are the components of a connector?

    Can you identify the basic parts that make up a connector? In this excerpt from the new book, “Electrical Connectors: Design, Manufacture, Test, and Selection,” two professors share fundamental knowledge about the principals of interconnect technology. – By Michael Pecht and San Kyeong Separable connectors are a vast and diverse components group. Each connector type and category is defined by form factors, materials, capabilities, and special features that make them uniquely suitable for the applications into which they are designed.

    How many types of safety net are there?

    2.2 Safety net systems – This guideline is for ‘System S’ safety nets, which are horizontally-installed safety nets with a continuous border rope. Safety nets may be either knotted or knotless with a square (Q) or diamond (D) mesh arrangement. Figure 1: Knotless, square mesh safety net. Notes:

    • When a load lands on a knotted net, the knots near the impact tighten. The tightening is permanent and reduces the amount of energy the net can absorb from further impacts. Knotless nets do not have this problem.
    • A person who falls onto a knotless net is less likely to receive facial injuries.
    • Square mesh is more popular than diamond mesh, with no obvious reason for the preference, according to research (1) in the UK.
    • Square mesh has less sag when rigged so at its mid-point, it is closer to the work level.

    WorkSafe recommends the use of knotless, square mesh for ‘S’ safety nets.

    What are the three fall prevention systems?

    Generally, fall protection can be provided through the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems. OSHA refers to these systems as conventional fall protection. Other systems and methods of fall protection may be used when performing certain activities.

    How do you install a safety net?

    1. Installation of Horizontally Spanned Safety Nets –

    Personnel safety nets on buiding-sitesFall safety nets for stair wellsFall safety nets for ponds/pools

    Building-site nets have to be anchored at stable, load-bearing points. For measuring each suspension point a characteristic load of at least 6 kN with an angle of 45° must be adopted. The suspension points must not be positioned more than 2.50 m apart. You will find further information under Building-Site Safety Netting Guidelines,

    1.7 Safety Net Hooks for T-Sections
    With our safety net hook “Grippa” safety nets can be mounted to the underside of T-sections. The border rope is hooked onto the hooks on the underside of the flange grip pulling in opposite directions to prevent the net from accidentally unhooking. The two flange grips enclose the T-section and are closed by pulling a belt strap with a snap fastener.
    Recommended interval: 2.50 m maximum
    Suitable items:
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    What is the difference between safety net and debris net?

    Safety Debris Netting vs. Debris Netting FR By Darin Williams Oh, those pesky work area safety requirements. What’s a professional contractor to do? To the rescue: ! is a tightly-woven, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) mesh material with UV inhibitors available in a variety of colors and woven knit patterns/openings. While also providing a visual barrier of a work area, debris netting is typically used on scaffolding to keep rubbish and debris contained in the construction site area. It allows air circulation and can provide some shade but reduces the effects of dust, wind, and rain, also creating a safer work zone. The reinforced-edged mesh itself is easy to work with, flexible in all temperatures, tear-resistant, and will not unravel when cut to length. There are even more-highly meshed options to provide a security screen and even some levels of privacy. Generally speaking, in the construction industry, is more a more tightly woven mesh (typically 1/16″ fabric openings), while SAFETY DEBRIS NETTING has a looser but stronger woven pattern (typically 1/4″ fabric openings). Both options meet OSHA requirements. While available in nonflame-retardant rolls, they are also available in flame-retardant (FR) rolls which meet NFPA 701 Test Method II.

    Here’s a video to showing a vertical installation of debris netting on scaffolding: For more information about debris netting or to place an order for delivery or pickup, call your Outpost Construction Supply field sales rep or our main office at 720-979-1099.

    : Safety Debris Netting vs. Debris Netting FR

    Why are there nets on buildings?

    Roof Tile Netting – Roof tile nets are used for dilapidated buildings, facades, church towers and the like. The roof nets ensure that loose building parts such as roof tiles cannot fall down. You thus protect passers-by from damage caused by falling parts, for which you as the property owner would otherwise be liable.

    Thanks to roof tile safety nets, you minimize the danger posed by dilapidated structures and do not have to renovate dilapidated structures immediately. Roof tile safety nets or facede nets are usually attached to buildings by industrial climbers rappelling down from the roof – so you don’t need scaffolding on the buildings either to protect the facade or to install the nets.

    You can buy the weather-resistant roof protection nets made of plastic at Safetynet365 precisely made to measure.

    What is the maximum size for safety net?

    When working in any environment that leaves an employee open to falls, an employer cannot have enough fall protection equipment in use. A good addition to your fall protection system would be to include safety nets. As with all safety equipment, it is important to know the rules and regulations regarding when to use a safety net and how it should be set up.

    Safety nets must be installed as close as practicable under the walking/working surface on which employees are working but never installed more than 30 feet below that level. Defective nets shall not be used and defective components must be removed from service. Safety nets should be inspected at least once a week for wear, damage and other deterioration and any occurrence which could affect the integrity of the system. The maximum size of each safety net mesh opening shall not exceed 36 square inches nor be longer than 6 inches on any side, and the openings, measured center-to-center, of mesh ropes or webbing, shall not exceed 6 inches. Safety nets shall be installed with sufficient clearance underneath to prevent contact with the surface or structure below. Safety nets shall be capable of absorbing an impact force of a drop test consisting of a 400-pound bag of sand 30 inches in diameter dropped from the highest walking/working surface at which workers are exposed, but not from less than 42 inches above that level.

    Here at W.S. Safety Technologies, we can supply and install industrial fall protection netting for your company. Specializing in custom-made fall protection netting, we offer many different applications based on our customer’s application and loading requirements. Please contact us for information regarding the purchasing of our industrial netting or any of our fall protection nets.

    What is the lifespan of a safety netting?

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    • Removes the risk of working at heights within a building

    • 4-year lifespan. Nets must be tested once in the first 2 years of use and the annually thereafter. Each net comes with 3 test meshes attached. In the event of a net being used to assists a fall, it should be inspected for the deformation by a competent person before being used again.

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    • Increases worker safety and confidence, increasing their efficiency.

    How far can you fall into a safety net?

    Fall Prevention in Construction: Safety Nets However, OSHA does allow for alternative methods to the 3 recognized conventional fall protection systems depending on the scope of work and the determination of greater hazard, infeasibility and impossibility.

    • What cannot be considered for selecting an alternate method to one of the 3 conventional fall protection systems is impracticality.
    • Over the next week we will explore different fall prevention topics, beginning with safety nets.
    • Here are some things you should know before deploying safety nets: The selection of safety net systems over the other 2 conventional fall protection systems must be carefully considered.

    Safety net systems are passive and allow for an employee to free fall up to 30 feet. Even a free fall into a safety net has the potential to cause serious or fatal injury. When selecting safety net systems as the means of conventional fall protection they shall be installed as close as practicable under the walking/working surface on which employees are working, but in no case more than 30 feet below such level Safety nets shall extend outward from the outermost projection of the work surface to 8, 10 & 13 feet depending on the vertical distance from the working level to the horizontal plane of net Defective nets shall not be used Materials, scrap pieces, equipment, and tools which have fallen into a safety net shall be removed as soon as possible from the net and at least before the next work shift Safety net installations shall be drop-tested at the jobsite after initial installation and before being used as a fall protection system, whenever relocated, after major repair, and at 6-month intervals if left in one place.

    The drop-test shall consist of a 400 pound bag of sand 30 inches in diameter + or – 2 inches dropped into the net from the highest walking/working surface at which employees are exposed to fall hazards, but not from less than 42 inches above that level; except that when the employer can demonstrate that it is unreasonable to perform the drop-test the employer (or a designated competent person) shall certify that the net and net installation is in compliance with the OSHA requirement for safety net systems by preparing a certification record prior to the net being used as a fall protection system.

    This information is not provided as a compliance guideline or intended to substitute for the OSHA requirements for fall protection; or more specifically for safety net systems. Please see the OSHA Standards for fall protection and safety net systems respectively at: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10756 https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10758 Additionally, you can go to the OSHA eTool at: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/falls/safetynet.html OSHA does also provide detailed paragraph-by-paragraph explanation of Subpart M – Fall protection in the preamble to the Final Rule.

    1. At UASC, we have construction safety specialists who are well versed in Subpart M and this preamble.
    2. Disclaimer: The information in this blog is provided by United Alliance Services Corporation and based on compliance regulations and standards for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and sound industry best practices.

    United Alliance Services is not responsible for any conditions or information not specifically identified in this blog, nor for future unsafe work practices, procedures, actions, or inactions taken by client or their employees while performing their assigned duties.

    What’s another word for safety net?

    Contexts ( figuratively ) Something that provides security against extreme disadvantage or misfortune ( figuratively ) A governmental program providing citizens with entitlements, security or protection A group of nonprofessional people who support each other over a problem which all members share Noun ▲ ( figuratively ) Something that provides security against extreme disadvantage or misfortune protection safeguard shield buffer guard safety device screen fallback insurance fail-safe preventive measure protective umbrella safety plug safety valve sheet anchor precaution provision insurance policy defence UK security defense US cover armor US ward aegis preventive bulwark wall ammunition shelter palladium egis buckler indemnity surety armament prophylactic armour UK caution safety measure safety cushion immunity safeguarding fortification stronghold refuge support shielding deterrent guarding protector barrier preservation safekeeping resistance care assurance guardianship bumper guarantee bastion fence conservation sanctuary custody hedge salvation preventative rampart keeping pad indemnification buttress warranty shock absorber coverage hindrance preventative measure defender impediment block upkeep charge weapon curb restraint check obstruction haven fender supervision backstop deterrence remedy safeness custodianship maintenance protecting backing upholding saving keep trust asylum barricade precautionary measure citadel fastness tutelage protective measure warrant safe keeping mainstay supporter prop invulnerability fortress resilience reinforcement strength cocoon cushioning reassurance stability insurance cover shade protective device self-defense absorber patronage safety guard force field belt and braces warfare weaponry munitions conserving trusteeship financial protection arms protectorship preserving possession defenses US defences UK apron mask something to fall back on sustentation hiding concealment housing endorsement preserval harbour UK retreat harbor US storage surveillance harborage safe harbour UK pledge perpetuation retention care and feeding life assurance life insurance safe harbor US collateral hiding place pawn bond underwriting gage US hostage earnest guaranty bail breastwork embankment prevention protective covenant gauge UK contract obstacle neutralizer bank castellation battlements disincentive battlement bartizan earthwork partition protective wall parapet buffet anticipatory measure “A healthy lifestyle can serve as a safety net against illness and their adverse impacts.” Noun ▲ ( figuratively ) A governmental program providing citizens with entitlements, security or protection welfare benefit subsidy dole government aid government subsidy social security level of economic security guaranteed by government public assistance social safety net state benefit “However, such crypto-libertarianism is countered by a very strong belief in the need for government to provide a safety net,” Noun ▲ A group of nonprofessional people who support each other over a problem which all members share support group circle forum group AA family friends therapy therapy group self-help group 12-step group Alcoholics Anonymous encounter group morale boosters support system Weight Watchers T-group human relations training group sensitivity-training group training group

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    What are the benefits of a safety net?

    Decentralization and Safety Nets – Safety nets protect a person or household in three types of situations (1) when there is chronic incapacity to work and earn (e.g., the severely disabled, elderly, young orphans etc.), (2) when there is an unpredictable “idiosyncratic” shock (e.g., sudden death or serious illness of bread-winner), or (3) when there is an unpredictable community “covariate” shock (e.g., economic recession, bad harvest, flood).

    Hence, safety net programs serve two important roles: redistribution for situations such as (1) (e.g.,income transfers, food supplement programs) and insurance for situations (2) and (3) (e.g., public works programs, drought relief). A key challenge in the design of safety nets is to maximize the benefits to the needy and vulnerable for a given cost.

    Costs include administrative costs, disincentive effects and political economy costs. For example, an important obstacle to improving the targeting of services and transfers to the poor is the high costs that can be involved in obtaining accurate information on their incomes and needs (Subbarao et al.1997, Beasley and Kanbur, 1993, Van de Walle, 1995).

    It has been suggested that decentralizing from national to local level poverty monitoring and the management of anti-poverty programs can reduce costs and improve targeting of intended beneficiaries. Local governments and administrators may be better informed about members of their community and thus better able to identify their poor.

    There is some empirical evidence about this and the experience seems to differ depending on which level of local government is involved. For example, in Albania, where social assistance allocations are determined at the commune level (population of about 2500) local authorities appear to have more information than available through formal monitoring systems and this enables them to target the poor more effectively.

    • District officials in Karnataka State, India have attributed a ten-fold increase in information flow from communities to decentralization.
    • This has helped to increase the warning time before natural disasters, and has improved the government’s ability to respond and fend-off potential diseasters.
    • In Vietnam, centrally funded transfers go more towards the poorer provinces but not necessarily the poorer areas and people within the provinces.

    This is because each province uses different criteria for distributing funds within their jurisdiction. In Argentina, wealthier provinces appear to be more effective at targeting federal safety net subsidies to their poorer areas than poorer provinces.

    1. Many of the benefits of decentralization seem most apparent at the village level, and least apparent if decision making rests at the provincial level.
    2. Decentralization at the village level can lead to greater participation and more effective local development strategies and thus, enhance the delivery of pro-poor services.

    But the evidence is mixed. In some cases, there is also evidence of corruption at the local level (e.g., India ). In some countries (particularly the transition countries of the Former Soviet Union ) national governments have decentralized safety nets with the goal of lowering the national deficit.

    1. But often expenditure responsibilities have been decentralized without adequate provisions made for revenue sources.
    2. Such unfunded mandates lead to a deterioration in the quality and quantity of services.
    3. There are many different ways a safety net program can be decentralized.
    4. It is difficult to discuss the potential advantages or disadvantages of safety net decentralization, per se, since these will differ depending on what aspect of the program is decentralized.

    Different levels of government can be given responsibility for different aspects of program design and implementation (e.g., eligibility criteria, financing, and administration). The design of intergovernmental grants is also key to determining how each level of government will participate in the program.

    1. Each shall be briefly discussed: Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility criteria can be set at the national level or decentralized to the subnational level.
    2. The main advantages of nationally consistent targeting criteria are (1) central funds can be distributed to the greatest number of nationally defined absolute poor or vulnerable people, regardless of where they live, (2) it is possible to evaluate the programs consistently across areas to assess their effectiveness, (3) clearly defined eligibility criteria set from the center may limit the ability of local elites to monopolize benefits.

    The main disadvantage to central eligibility criteria is that the identification of vulnerable groups will not reflect local values and preferences. (This need not be a problem if the locality can raise additional local funds to supplement the central allocations, but if they are very poor, they may not be able.) However, depending on local power dynamics, this may actually not be desirable.

    Local eligibility criteria may be appropriate for distributing locally raised revenues; however, nationally uniform eligibility criteria are generally recommend for the distribution of central poverty alleviation or safety net funds. Project Implementation: Identifying Individuals according to predetermined eligibility criteria: Based on criteria set by the center or a subnational level, individuals or households can be identified for participation by central administrators in the locality, local officials from the provincial, district or village level, or members of local NGOs.

    Generally, project implementation is best undertaken at the lowest possible level, with monitoring by higher levels so as to ensure that standard eligibility criteria are being followed.

    What is the difference between social protection and safety nets?

    Value and accessibility in situations of acute economic need – Social protection systems use a range of entitlement criteria. First-tier support typically requires contributions or past employment in many countries, while safety net benefits are granted on the basis of need.

    1. In a context of volatile and uncertain labour markets, careful and continuous monitoring of the effectiveness of income support is a key input into an evidence-based policy process.
    2. This paper proposes a novel empirical method for monitoring the accessibility and levels of safety net benefits.
    3. It focusses on minimum-income benefits (MIB) and other non-contributory transfers and relies on data on the amounts of cash support that individuals in need receive in practice.

    Results show that accessibility and benefit levels differ enormously across countries – for instance, in 2015/16, more than four out of five low-income workless one-person households received MIB in Australia, France and the United Kingdom, compared to only one in five in Greece, Italy and Korea, three countries that have since sought to strengthen aspects of safety-net provisions.

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    What are the 3 types of connectors?

    Do you know your connector basics? In this excerpt from the new book, ” Electrical Connectors: Design, Manufacture, Test, and Selection,” two professors share fundamental knowledge about the principles of interconnect technology. – By Michael Pecht and San Kyeong electrical connectors An electronic system is a hierarchical interconnection network that enables communication among different electronic devices.

    1. Several interconnects are required for the signal transmission and power distribution needed to ensure proper functioning of electronic devices.
    2. Electrical connectors are classified into three types based on their termination ends: board-to-board connectors, cable/wire-to-cable/wire connectors, and cable/wire-to-board connectors.

    Six levels of interconnection are normally seen in electrical connectors. Level 0 is the connection between a basic circuit element and its lead, such as the link between a semiconductor chip and the lead frame. Level 1 is the connection between a component lead and a printed circuit board (PCB), exemplified by chip carrier sockets, dual inline package (DIP) sockets, and switches.

    • Level 2 is the connection between two or more PCBs.
    • A motherboard–daughterboard connection is typical.
    • Level 3 is the connection between two subassemblies, such as a power supply and an associated subassembly.
    • Level 4 is the connection from a major subassembly to the input/output (I/O) port of the complete system.

    Level 5 is the connection between physically separated systems typified by the link between a computer and a printer or other piece of peripheral equipment, or components of a local network. The six levels of interconnection typically seen in electrical connectors.

    What is the basic component of a cable?

    Among the parts of an electrical cable, there are four different layers. The conductor, which channels the electrical flow, and an insulation containing this electrical flow in the conductor. In addition, they can incorporate other auxiliary elements that guarantee their longevity.

    What are the main parts of a cable?

    Construction – Modern power cables come in a variety of sizes, materials, and types, each particularly adapted to its uses. Large single insulated conductors are also sometimes called power cables in the industry. Cables consist of three major components: conductors, insulation, protective jacket.

    • Working voltage, determining the thickness of the insulation;
    • Current-carrying capacity, determining the cross-sectional size of the conductor(s);
    • Environmental conditions such as temperature, water, chemical or sunlight exposure, and mechanical impact, determining the form and composition of the outer cable jacket.

    Cables for direct burial or for exposed installations may also include metal armor in the form of wires spiraled around the cable, or a corrugated tape wrapped around it. The armor may be made of steel or aluminum, and although connected to earth ground is not intended to carry current during normal operation.

    Electrical power cables are sometimes installed in raceways, including electrical conduit and cable trays, which may contain one or more conductors. When it is intended to be used inside a building, nonmetallic sheathed building cable (NM-B) consists of two or more wire conductors (plus a grounding conductor) enclosed inside a thermoplastic insulation sheath that is heat-resistant.

    It has advantages over armored building cable because it is lighter, easier to handle, and its sheathing is easier to work with. Power cables use stranded copper or aluminum conductors, although small power cables may use solid conductors in sizes of up to 1/0.

    ( For a detailed discussion on copper cables, see: Copper wire and cable,). The cable may include uninsulated conductors used for the circuit neutral or for ground (earth) connection. The grounding conductor connects the equipment’s enclosure/chassis to ground for protection from electric shock. These uninsulated versions are known are bare conductors or tinned bare conductors.

    The overall assembly may be round or flat. Non-conducting filler strands may be added to the assembly to maintain its shape. Filler materials can be made in non-hydroscopic versions if required for the application. Special purpose power cables for overhead applications are often bound to a high strength alloy, ACSR, or alumoweld messenger.

    This cable is called aerial cable or pre-assembled aerial cable (PAC). PAC can be ordered unjacketed, however, this is less common in recent years due to the low added cost of supplying a polymeric jacket. For vertical applications the cable may include armor wires on top of the jacket, steel or Kevlar,

    The armor wires are attached to supporting plates periodically to help support the weight of the cable. A supporting plate may be included on each floor of the building, tower, or structure. This cable would be called an armored riser cable. For shorter vertical transitions (perhaps 30–150 feet) an unarmored cable can be used in conjunction with basket (Kellum) grips or even specially designed duct plugs.

    1. Material specification for the cable’s jacket will often consider resistance to water, oil, sunlight, underground conditions, chemical vapors, impact, fire, or high temperatures.
    2. In nuclear industry applications the cable may have special requirements for ionizing radiation resistance.
    3. Cable materials for a transit application may be specified not to produce large amounts of smoke if burned (low smoke zero halogen).

    Cables intended for direct burial must consider damage from backfill or dig-ins. HDPE or polypropylene jackets are common for this use. Cables intended for subway (underground vaults) may consider oil, fire resistance, or low smoke as a priority. Few cables these days still employ an overall lead sheath.

    1. However, some utilities may still install paper insulated lead covered cable in distribution circuits.
    2. Transmission or submarine cables are more likely to use lead sheaths.
    3. However, lead is in decline and few manufacturers exist today to produce such items.
    4. When cables must run where exposed to mechanical damage (industrial sites), they may be protected with flexible steel tape or wire armor, which may also be covered by a water-resistant jacket.

    A hybrid cable can include conductors for control signals or may also include optical fibers for data.

    What is safety net in scaffolding?

    Scaffold Safety Net Scaffold safety net is used in construction sites against debris. Using of can protect the people and property from hurt or injury may caused by the falling pieces from higher places of the buildings. Scaffolding net is installed either vertically or horizontally. Technical Info:

    Colors of Scaffold Net: Blue, green, orange, etc. Weight: 32g/m 2, 50g/m 2, 65g/m 2, 96g/m 2. Width: 4m. Length: Can be custom made.

    Plastic Scaffold Net Features :

    Plastic is strong and resistant; Economic; Long service life; Flexible structure; High visibility with the mesh opening.

    SDSN-1 : The heavy duty knotted scaffold net often installed horizontally for workers and things protection. SDSN-2 : Scaffold safety net can protect people from hurt or injury may caused by the falling pieces from higher place. SDSN-3 : This knitted scaffold safety netting usually installed vertically for building construction.