Safety net riggers assemble, install, position and secure safety nets for a variety of construction projects.
The Role
  • Preparing and operating Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP), including both scissor and boom types
  • Installing, dismantling, maintaining and inspecting safety nets
  • Loading and unloading lorries and equipment containers
  • Complying with health and safety requirements
  • Working in accordance with method statements and risk assessments
  • Working 40 hours per week. Overtime may be necessary to meet deadlines
  • Starting early in the morning and extensive UK travel may be involved
  • Trainee and newly trained safety net riggers can earn in the region of £20,000 to £25,000
  • Trained with experience, safety net riggers can earn in the region of £25,000 to £35,000
  • Senior safety net riggers can earn in excess of of £35,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Self employed Safety Net Riggers set their own pay rates.
Qualifications & Training
No formal entry qualifications are required to become a Safety Net Rigger although a good understanding of maths and English are helpful. Training will be with an employer and many will favour some site experience. Firstly you will need to obtain your Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET) from an authorised centre. Once sufficiently experienced, you can move on to an NVQ or SVQ in Safety Net Rigging. From trainee through to experienced status, Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Safety Net Rigger cards are available at all stages as evidence of professional capability.