May 2020

Learning During Lockdown!

The SpanSet Training Department has learnt a lot over the past weeks about how to adapt and run Training courses safely within Government guidelines.
We have remained open for business throughout this difficult time of social distancing and provided the Training support our customers require. 
How can SpanSet pass on our learning and help you train your staff?

Two recent successful candidates on a Tower Climbing Course at SpanSet.  Completed safely and within Government social distancing guidelines.


As SpanSet supply PPE, Safety Critical Training for Work at Height and Safety Products we have been identified as a key partner in enabling category 2 responders under the Civil Contingencies Act to maintain their operational capabilities. Our contracts include Power Distribution Companies, telecommunications and broadcast services, Environment Agency, Ministry of Defence and the Emergency Services.  

We have had to provide commitment to these organisations for continuity of supply and have therefore been OPEN FOR BUSINESS throughout Lockdown.  SpanSet have a strong Safety Culture – therefore adjusting the way we do business, following Government guidelines on social distancing and complying with legislation has come naturally to us. 


Keeping our staff and customers safe is what we do – always.

SpanSet – requested to stay operational by the MOD and supporting the British Military with essential safety products and technical advice.


SpanSet now offer Online Training


The SpanSet Team has worked very hard to create instructor-led online sessions that are as engaging and informative as if you’re actually sat in the classroom.

Delegates are encouraged to ask questions. (Recent on-line training course held at a client's premises).

Due to the popularity of our new online Training courses, more will be added in the coming weeks - for example ‘Management of Work at Height’ and ‘Safe Lifting and Slinging Theory’. 

Now is an ideal time to use SpanSet for your Training needs!

  • Our online courses are LIVE with enthusiastic, fully qualified Instructors – Delegates are encouraged to ask questions and the courses are very much Instructor led.  No voice overs of a powerpoint at SpanSet!  
  • Furloughed staff are allowed to train 
  • Booking an online course is straight forward – simply book online or contact our customer services team who will be happy to help!

SpanSet’s approach to delivering training & to supporting our customers during these turbulent times has been well received.

With the introduction of our Online instructor led Work at Height training courses, our customers can rest assured staff will maintain their competency for critical work at height whilst ensuring they respect the Government’s guidance on social distancing.  

What we’ve developed, through the online instructor led courses is a platform delegates can use to gain important knowledge, whilst having the ability to pose questions and draw on the instructors experiences.  This keeps the course as engaging as if you were actually sat in the classroom.

We're proud of our latest innovation and look forward to running many more online courses in the future" Sam Wilkinson, SpanSet Training Manager



Although we are fortunate to remain open and proud to be supporting key sectors, it is inevitable during this difficult time of Lockdown that we have spare Training capacity.

Our purpose-built Training Centre in Middlewich remains open and Training courses continue to be delivered whilst adhering to all government guidelines and complying with legislation.  Our venue is spacious which allows for appropriate social distancing measures.


Our purpose-built facilities have allowed us to adapt to Government social distancing measures.

Classrooms and rest area are spacious, modern and comfortable.

  • Reduced ratios of Instructor to delegates.

  • Use of Rescue Dummies rather than live candidates where applicable.

  • Extended times to conduct courses.

  • A flexible approach and adapting to individual circumstances.

Online theory training in the morning reduces person to person contact.

Practical training carried out with reduced ratios of instructors to delegates.

Our fully qualified and experienced Instructors are also able to visit sites to conduct training.  Delegates complete our new online Safety Harness Theory course in the morning with the Practical elements of courses taking place in the afternoon, thus reducing person to person contact.

A variety of courses are available, examples include:

How can SpanSet pass on our learning and help you train your staff?  

Call our friendly Team on 01606 738529 or leave a message here.