SpanSet & Simian showcase solutions for the Scaffolding Industry

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SpanSet's training facility in Cheshire / ScaffMag

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of height safety equipment has partnered up with Simian Risk to showcase working at height safety solutions.

At SpanSet’s impressive custom-built training facility in Cheshire, the duo on Wednesday expertly delivered a technical open day focusing on the scaffolding and access industry. Simian and SpanSet highlighted a number of areas where SpanSet’s products could help reduce or manage risks associated with building, maintaining and working from scaffold and access platforms.

Pete Ward Managing Director of SpanSet got the technical open day underway with an introduction to the company while Simon Hughes Managing Director at Simian Risk and Technical Author of SG4 delivered a short presentation to the attendees on the latest scaffolding guidance and hot topics.

Attendees to the open day were also enthralled with several expertly delivered live demonstrations of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE). These real-world demonstrations were made even more life-like due to SpanSet’s recently refurbished training facility. The facility contains the resources to recreate a broad range of operational environments.

Practical demonstrations and advice from both SpanSet and Simian included Traditional Landyards vs Hybrid Lanyards and how they have revolutionised scaffolders safe clearance height, Products for low clearance applications, Safe rigging and lifting of light materials to prevent dropped objects. The duo also demonstrated first response rescue for scaffold structures using the GOTCHA kit.

Simian Risk’s Business Development Manager, Simon O’Donnell said: “As we have recently entered a partnership with Spanset Ltd for the supply of PFPE in our training centres, the open day was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic training facilities and products they have at Spanset to our Clients, as well as providing an informative and educational content.

“The day was a joint technical day in conjunction with Spanset Limited, focussing on height safety solutions for the scaffolding industry. The day was well attended and a great success for both companies with a lot of positive feedback from attendees. Simian are delighted to be working with Spanset on this collaboration and hope that there will be many more joint initiatives in the future”.