SpanSet Australia is based in a purpose-built factory in Emu Plains NSW and has been in operation for over 25 years. The company’s vast experience in webbing based products provided the perfect background to develop over 15 years ago the innovative range of height safety equipment in evidence today. This evolved from the introduction of the first Euro style, lightweight harness, which was a dramatic departure from the American influenced heavy and cumbersome harnesses. From our best selling ERGO and ERGOiplus ranges through to our solution ranges for heat, corrosive, and high wear applications we always offer genuine value to our end user customers. The range covers all applications from fall arrest and work positioning to rope access and the Gotcha™ rescue range.


SpanSet continue to live up to their international heritage of innovations in design with new developments in products and services. The new developments enable us to push beyond the basic Australian Standards for design in Height Safety equipment.


How our inventions became the norm ...


The SpanSet products with their load capacity have gained such a good reputation around the world that international safety standards have been orientated to it.


The development of standards for Height Safety equipment has been significantly influenced by SpanSet. This is how something becomes the norm: by setting a standard. And doing so repeatedly for more than 40 years


... and our norm influenced new inventions


This also means that we are often called on during the development of a new product (after all, it will eventually be transported by our load restraints) and also increasingly offer support as a partner for safety training and consultation.


This is how SpanSet went from small ribbon weaving company to international forerunner when it comes to Height Safety, Transportation and Safety – through exceptional performance and recognition.


How we let one world first follow the next


In 1987, SpanSet Australia pioneered the use of synthetic slings in Australia, into a market that previously used wire and chain as the primary materials in lifting assemblies. Manual handling risks were subsequently reduced and the use of synthetic slings today is second nature. Here once again our round slings are regularly referred to generically as “SpanSets”.


In 1992, the Horizontal Safety Line – the first temporary horizontal anchorage line to employ a webbing and ratchet system for pretension and to give a predictable deflection during a fall.


The ABS pressure ratchet, another world first, appeared in 1995. This allows a gradual release of the tensioned ratchet, so that goods at risk of falling could be unloaded safely. In 2001, the Gotcha™ range of rescue equipment. The first pre-assembled rescue kits offering remote attachment and recovery of a suspended worker. This has led the way in demystifying the rescue function and the Gotcha™ kit is now regularly used as a generic name for rescue kits.


In 2002, SpanSet launched the Tension Force Indicator (TFI) which is integrated in the tensioning ratchet and indicates the pre-tensioning force. Thus, the use of lashing equipment became safer and more economical.


SpanSet – a way to success that always results from being one step ahead!


We are quite proud of our achievements. After all, they have contributed to safer and easier working conditions around the world – and thus to fewer accidents and lower operating costs.


The SpanSet brand stands for something. Not only for meeting international safety standards, but for raising them again and again. This is exactly what we stand for with our products, services and consultancy: for more security than is demanded today – namely, as much as is possible tomorrow. That is our goal, that is our job and that is our passion. So those working with SpanSet can also fully entrust their safety to our products in the future.


Meeting standards is good. Setting standards is better.





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