Managing director Cato Christensen has several years of experience as a field engineer working on wind turbines. Therefore, he knows how dangerous it is when several field engineers are working at the same time at different levels inside the tower. Tools dropped from large heights can be potentially fatal or disabling, if a dropped object hits a colleague many metres further down. Of course the safety helmet does provide some protection, but the rest of your body is exposed to falling objects.
Therefore, Cato Christensen has developed a safety net that can be fastened inside the wind turbine tower. The safety net catches any falling objects effectively, which means that field engineers can work safely without risking life and limbs.
For wind turbine owners/manufacturers, the safety net results in less working hours and saved money, as more field engineers can work inside the tower at the same time, and particularly offshore, the efficient working hours are vital.
Catonets ApS has patent on the safety nets, which have been developed in cooperation with Siemens and tested thoroughly at the Danish technological Institute.
It is easy and quick to fasten the safety net on existing bolts in the tower and these types of nets have already been implemented in large parts of Europe and Africa offshore and onshore.