Scaffolders – protect your workmates, avoid dropped objects!

SpanSet has supplied both safe lifting equipment and training to the scaffolding industry for over 50 years. The innovative products and industry leading training courses ensure SpanSet remains at the forefront of improving lifting safety on construction sites nationwide.
For the modern scaffolder, worker safety is of the highest priority. Dropped objects when lifting equipment on scaffolding is a serious hazard and measures should be put in place to avoid the risk of items hitting workers below the lift. The use of ‘gin wheels’ for example should be consigned to history.

SpanSet products designed for safe lifting on scaffold

Safe Lifting Kit
Our unique and ever popular Safe Lifting Kit allows workers to transport small, mixed loads to the top of structures. The SLK features an auto lock function, protecting workers and equipment below the bag should the person pulling the lifting rope accidentally let go. It’s available in different heights from 50m to 180m, cost-effective and lightweight. Each SLK has one serial number for traceability and ease of inspection.

The Grabba Bag – avoid dropped objects with the only rated lifting bag!
The Grabba Bag is the original ‘bag built into a sling’. SpanSet observed loads on construction sites, for example scaffold connectors, being lifted using an inspected and certified crane, sling and hook but being put into the equivalent of a ‘rusty bucket’ with no certification, rating or inspection. This led to the design of our popular Grabba Bag – rated to EN1492.1 Lifting Standards.
Ideal when used in conjunction with the Safe Lifting Kit, the unique Grabba Bag is waterproof and has a secure closure. It can be used in a ‘daisy chain’, lifting with one bag under another. A genuine SpanSet Grabba Bag is the only certified lifting bag available built with an integral sling – why use anything less?

Designed to provide a convenient method of lifting scaffold tubes and boards in complete safety, Scaffgrip Lifting Slings have a safe working load of 30Kg making them suitable to lift all standard wooden scaffold boards and steel scaffold tubes.

Scaffboard are scaffold board lift straps designed to securely hold standard size scaffold boards, allowing for them to be lifted and lowered in an efficient and safe manner. It can hold board from 6 to 13 feet. The product’s minimum breaking strength is 1.1 tonne.
Interested in buying a Scaffolding Safe Lifting kit?

SpanSet and Westport Equipment are delighted to announce Westport is the main stockist of a range of SpanSet Height Safety equipment for customers in Ireland. If you need safelifting kits, Gotcha Rescue Kits or Dynamic Self retracting Lanyards (DSLs) in Ireland, Westport is the company to speak to.

Pete Schofield, Sales Manager at SpanSet and Liam Brew, Director of Westport Equipment have worked together for many years. Liam met Pete at SpanSet when over from Dublin seeking quality suppliers for the new business and recognised both companies were well suited to work together. Westport Equipment can offer quality SpanSet equipment directly to customers in Ireland without the worry of import logistics, as Westport Equipment holds good stocks at its Dublin depot. All equipment and training are of course backed by SpanSet’s technical expertise, experience and customer support.

The full range of SpanSet height safety and rescue equipment is available through Westport and can be seen at www.westportequipment.com.

What about training?
Westport Equipment is investing in a purpose-built training structure and classroom facilities at its headquarters in Dunboyne. Professional SpanSet instructors will be running the courses from September 2021.

How can I get in touch?
Simply call Westport Equipment on +353 1 223 3500 or visit www.westportequipment.com


Denise Maguire   Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine

Email: denise@mcdmedia.ie      WWW.MCDMEDIA.IE