Collapse of fabric shade sail support structures: A health and safety solution

How to reduce injury risks by preventing shade sails from collapsing.


What it contains

This document outlines how employers, designers and installers can prevent structural failures in shade sails. It explains:

  • the injury risks when shade sails are inadequately designed and built
  • how good design and regular maintenance can prevent a sail's structural collapse
  • the Building Commission requirements for shade sails