SpanSet Limited - Rope Access Services

SpanSet design, manufacture & supply Height Safety, Lifting & Load Control products at our custom built Cheshire plant. SpanSet products ensure the highest level of safety. We also train people how to use our equipment, safely. We offer a wide range of Rope Access and Height related safety training courses including IRATA levels 1,2 and 3; Confined Spaces; Working at Height; Height Safety for Industry/Emergency Services/Military; Safe Lifting & Rigging; Load Control + much more.

Our modern, extensive training facility offers state of the art classrooms with multimedia touchscreens, excellent indoor rope access training area + various purpose built outdoor training structures.

IRATA Rope Access Training

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    SpanSet UK design, manufacture and supply Height Safety, Lifting and Load Control products at their custom built Cheshire plant.

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  • SpanSet Ltd, established in the UK for over 40 years is part of the SpanSet International Group of companies, recognised globally for quality and reliability. From sub-zero temperatures in Europe to the blistering heat of the mining environment in Australia, SpanSet products continue to perform as intended, ensuring the highest possible levels of safety. 

    We manufacture equipment and train people how to use it - training is our speciality.  We are an ISO 9001 assured training organisation and offer a wide range of Rope Access and Height related safety training courses including IRATA, levels 1,2 and 3, Confined Spaces, Working at Height + many more. SpanSet were the first training company to be audited by the BSI to the standard BS8454:2006 for the delivery of Training & Education for Working at Height & Rescue.  We’re proud of this achievement.

    Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) qualifications are the industry standard for Rope Access Technicians working in the offshore oil and gas industries as well as at height on a wide range of construction and civil engineering projects.  SpanSet has been successfully providing rope access training for over 20 years and is a fully accredited member of the Association as both an equipment supplier and training provider.

    Our modern, extensive training facility is based within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and the Midlands, 5 minutes from Junction 18 off the M6.  We offer state of the art classrooms with multi-media touchscreens for theory sessions, a bespoke reception area with viewing gallery of our excellent indoor rope access training area together with a 25m high, purpose built outdoor training structure. Train with us in a safe, clean, warm and comfortable environment.
    All SpanSet trainers are fully qualified and have many years’ experience working on site as well as training candidates.

    Courses include 4 days intensive training + 1 day’s Assessment. All equipment required will be provided.  £595 + VAT to include: Tuition and Assessment fees; Registration with IRATA; Training manual. Lunch/refreshments (we have a great coffee machine!).

    IRATA Level One

    This entry level course provides successful candidates with an internationally recognised qualification in Industrial Rope Access allowing you to work on a wide variety of structures in all types of industry sectors – from window cleaning on skyscrapers to cliff stabilisation or NDT on offshore installations. No previous experience is necessary however you should have an adequate level of fitness and an aptitude for working at height. Training will focus on the knowledge and skills required – the safe use of equipment, a wide range of rope access manoeuvres including simple rescue and basic legislation.


    IRATA Level Two

    For the more experienced Rope Access Technician who holds Level 1 certification and has 1000 logged hours over a 12 month period.  Passing your L2 can lead to enhanced employment opportunities as you will be considered a more advanced technician.
    The L2 course covers a wide range of technical rigging methods and a variety of rescue skills. There is a greater emphasis on theory and knowledge although the course remains mostly practical.


    IRATA Level Three

    An IRATA L3 Supervisor is responsibility for rope access safety on work projects. 
    This course is for the most experienced Rope Access Technician who holds L2 certification and has at least 1000 logged hours at L2 over a 12 month period.  Passing your L3 can lead to enhanced employment opportunities as L3 Supervisors are much sought after within the Rope Access Industry.

    Training is focused on ensuring you have a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rope access manoeuvres, rescue techniques and current legislation.
    Note: L3 candidates must hold an appropriate current first aid certificate.

    IRATA Reassessments

    IRATA certificates require renewal within three years of the date of assessment. 

    SpanSet can provide re-assessment at all three levels for current IRATA technicians.  Courses run for 5 days and include a full assessment at the required level following training.

    For Candidates whose original certificate has expired but wish to be re-assessed, please contact our Training Department for details of IRATA’s requirements for eligibility. 01606 737 494

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    Height Safety & Load Control Products

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    In short, on land, at sea or in the air, it pays to rely on SpanSet.

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  • Height Safety

    SpanSet’s vast experience in webbing based products provided the perfect background for the development of the innovative range of height safety equipment including the patented Horizontal Safety Line and the Gotcha Range of Rescue Equipment.

    Safeline Systems

    SpanSet Safeline design, manufacture and supply a range of permanent Horizontal Life Lines when you combine these with SpanSet UK’s range of height safety equipment you then have the total solution for your workers at height.

    Safeline the total solution from survey – quoting – supply – installation – periodic testing & maintenance.

    Lifting Slings

    SpanSet’s Lifting products include the patented roundsling in the 1970’s to the new generation Supra Plus round slings, the Joker Hook and also the High Capacity 100 tonne MagnumPlus roundslings. All aimed at improving safety in your industry and work place. Our products find themselves being used in the most brutal environments and the SpanSet Brand continues to be specified by industry and defence forces around the world.

    Load Control

    Whatever the situation, whatever the load, whether lifting or lashing it is vital to know you are in control. That’s why it’s crucial to insist on SpanSet.

    The SpanSet name has fast become the acknowledged industry term for industrial load control systems, only genuine SpanSet products offer the benefit of over forty years’ development expertise – stretching textile technology to new limits.

    SpanSet manufacture a comprehensive range of systems for securing your load - Commercial Vehicles lashings, Heavy plant equipment, vehicle recovery systems and light industrial restraints.

    In short, on land, at sea or in the air, it pays to rely on SpanSet.


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    Training venues in Aberdeen, Middlewich and London

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  • Based upon our commitment to quality it is SpanSet’s aim to provide training and support for their extensive product range and techniques. SpanSet’s training courses provide the client with knowledge of equipment and techniques allowing them to operate safely in designated environments.

    Training modules are available to suit most industries. The Police, Emergency Services and the Military are catered for with modules specifically designed for their requirements. The modular course content is simple to understand. More complex courses can be created, by combining standard modules and we are able to offer a greater opportunity for tailor making courses to client’s specific needs.

    Our custom built training facility contains the resources to recreate a broad range of operational environments specific to each client requirement and appropriate working method. SpanSet safety training courses ensure that trainees can learn in safety, with carefully controlled conditions and expert tuition. Alternatively we are pleased to provide training at your company or site subject to suitability including offshore installations.

    SpanSet is the first height safety training company to be audited by the BSI to the Standard BS8454:2006 – for the Delivery of Training & Education for Working at Height & Rescue.

    Training Courses

    • Height Safety for Industry
    • Height Safety for Police, Emergency Services & Military
    • Working at Height on Vehicles
    • Safe Lifting & Rigging
    • Load Control

    Training venues in Aberdeen, Middlewich and London.

    By specialising in all areas SpanSet are able to address customer requirements more effectively. Design – Manufacture – Supply – Installations – Inspection – Servicing – Training.

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