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The SpanSet rope handover and factory visit
« on: February 26, 2016, 10:17:48 am »
Thank you, SpanSet!!




Yesterday, Ged Campion, on behalf of Eurospeleo accompanied Tim and I to Middlewich to tour the SpanSet factory and impressive new training facility.

SpanSet design, manufacture, supply, inspect, service and provide training for Height Safety, Lifting and Load Restraint Equipment - a fascinating morning was spent looking round their factory and new training facility.

Check out their website for further details of the training courses available http://www.spanset.co.uk

   

Both outdoor (see the handover photo at the top) and brand new indoor training facilities are available + some very fancy 'technological' whiteboards in the classrooms - couldn't help myself with the doodle  :smartass: 


SpanSet in conjunction with Tuefelberger, have sponsored Eurospeleo 2016 with 6km of rope which was officially handed over today - a forklift was required to move the rope around as there's a lot of it!!

 

We toured the factory & saw all types of harnesses, heavy lifting equipment etc being made - fascinating - but good to see the old 'hit it with a hammer' technique in use  :o

    

The product (middle/above left) is for lifting rescue boats - looked really complicated to make and used some hefty metalware!

     

When SpanSet say they have heavy lifting equipment, they're not kidding....



Pete Ward of Spanset with Ged Campion of Eurospeleo - there's a Petzl Stop being dwarfed on that board....

     

The SpanSet Gotcha rescue kit - they sell 1000's of these into Industry.  We recognised the gold rope we saw in boxes!

Even their new coffee machine is top notch - we ended our tour with a brew when Pete agreed to offer UKC 3 x 100m lengths of rope to give away in pre Eurospeleo 2016 competitions - thanks, Pete  :thumbsup: thanks, Spanset  :thumbsup:

Competition details to follow very soon  ;D

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Re: The SpanSet rope handover and factory visit
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 12:41:32 pm »
That is cool

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Re: The SpanSet rope handover and factory visit
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 02:39:40 pm »
Pictures not working for me --????
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Re: The SpanSet rope handover and factory visit
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 12:03:01 pm »
Is the Spanset rope available to buy?  I can't see it in their online catalogue?

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Re: The SpanSet rope handover and factory visit
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 05:39:02 pm »
Ian
The answer is yes and if you send me a pm I will send you the info on the rope and best way to buy.
Thanks
Pete