Rail Freight FAQ's

Q.  What type of lashings do SpanSet supply which would be suitable for rail freight?

A. We supply a wide variety of specialist lashings to the rail freight industry including ratchets, winches & chains.  


Q. Do you supply winch straps in both standard and bespoke lengths?

A. Yes. SpanSet have supplied the rail freight industry for over 40 years and have a wealth of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of winch straps and winches to customer specification.  All our winch straps meet BS EN 12195 requirements.


Q. As the Rail Freight Industry continues to adapt to new challenges, what  products and services do SpanSet offer to support us?


A. Our proven range of load control equipment for rail freight rolling stock includes:

  • Rail winches and straps
  • Wear protection 
  • Secutex and NoCut anti-cut protection
  • Rail chocks
  • Ratchet web and chain lashings
  • Loadbinders
  • Anti-slip mat
  • Nets, Paxafe
  • Edge protection – for both the cargo and the load security equipment 
  • Load control training
  • MaXafe heavy duty ratchet lashings
  • Hammock lashings 
  • Davit fall arrest for loading/unloading

SpanSet have extensive experience with providing load control solutions for the road haulage industry.  This can be transferred to supporting the rail freight Industry, especially with solutions for conversions for parcel traffic and roll cages etc.


Q. Do you supply products suitable for both new build and refurbished freight wagons?

A. Yes.  We have an extensive back catalogue database of products used on wagons in the past and we can also supply both off the shelf and bespoke products for newbuilds. 

Q. Can SpanSet help with consultation, advice and technical support?


A. Yes, of course – this is at the heart of what we do.  We can advise on for example what you need to do to secure a load safely and compliantly.  Contact our Specialist Team for more information: