November 2019

SpanSet and Banz - Improving Work at Height Safety in Bahrain

Chris James (Export Sales) and Sam Wilkinson (Training Manager) recently travelled to Bahrain to take part in a Working at Height Safety Day organised by Banz Trading & Contracting in conjunction with the Bahrain Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

Bahrain’s leading industries include Oil & Gas and Construction.  There have been a number of falls from height accidents and fatalities within the construction industry in the country in recent years and the workshop was designed to help improve safety for workers when working at height.

Banz’s aims are to set new standards with SpanSet’s range of work at height safety solutions.

Banz Trading & Contracting are distributors of Spanset Height Safety & Lifting equipment,  invited SpanSet to support the workshop with their technical knowledge and training expertise.

The day began with an introduction outlining the many Work at Height safety issues encountered by workers within the construction industry in Bahrain, followed by a day of practical demonstrations conducted by the SpanSet Team.

These demonstrations included use of PFPE (harnesses and lanyards, fall arrest blocks, climber vertical lines and a variety of rescue kits), the environments these would be used in and how SpanSet’s Height Safety equipment related to real life height safety situations.

Demonstrations were also given on Rescue and Evacuation, Fall Arrest techniques & Systems  and Climbing Techniques with particular attention being paid on how the hot environment can impact of Work at Height safety.

The event was well organised and attended with over 100 people, from a variety of Oil & Gas and Construction companies participating.  Feedback was positive and the workshop raised a lot of interest in how companies can protect their workers and reduce accidents and fatalities within the various industries.  SpanSet were delighted to be a part of it.

Banz will continue to run Work at Height Training & Workshops supported by SpanSet – Chris and Sam are already looking forward to their next visit to Bahrain!

Chris and Sam's Height Safety demonstrations made it onto the Gulf Daily News!


Over 100 people attended this well organised event, many from the Oil & Gas and Construction industries.