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FAQ's Transport, Warehousing and Logistics

Q: I know what I would like to do however, I am unsure on which product I need.  Can you help?

A: Yes. At SpanSet we pride ourselves on being experts within Height Safety, Lifting and Load Control and on giving our customers the best advice rather than just hard-core sales. Our specialists will work with you to provide the best solution for your requirements. Our reputation is for being knowledgeable, professional and reliable – ask us and see.

Q: Do I need load restraint if the load is very heavy, it won't move will it?

A: All loads require restraint irrespective of the weight.  As both a manufacturer and Load Restraint Specialists we advise on all aspects of keeping a load secure in transit, no matter how heavy - the number and type of lashing straps required, the use of anti –slip matting to increase the friction between the goods being carried and the load bed, edge protection and much more!

Q: We are suffering damage to the packages we deliver for a client what can we do?

A: By working with the transport, logistics and haulage industry SpanSet have developed a wide range of products to protect loads in transit, including fragile cargos. The Guardian Load Restraint System, Hammock Lashings and specialist edge protection are just some examples.

Nina Day - Policy Advisor HSE (Transport Sector) guest speaker at our last Technical Day on the subject of both load safety and loader safety. 


Loads come in all shapes and sizes - the Spanset experts can help.

Transporting cargo such as paper reels using a simple and cost effective edge protection solution.

Q: We run curtainsiders on a multi drop contract for a builders merchant. We are being told we cannot climb on to the vehicle to use our straps.  Why is this?

A: The Working at Height Act has been in force since 2005 and means as soon as your drivers leave the ground you need to protect them. Either install a restraint system that allows the goods to be secured without leaving the ground or provide protection from falls for your drivers. One problem with two solutions.  At SpanSet we give expert advice on ‘Load Plans’ and can help with solutions to driver/loader safety with for example the Capcha Fall Arrest System.


Q: We have to move masts to a windfarm and need to provide a load plan to the customer. Do SpanSet advise on how to prepare a Load Plan?

A: Yes. We regularly advise customers on the safest way to move loads from A to B.  Contact us with the specific details and we will be able to help.

Q:  How do I safely load and unload a trailer of, for example roof trusses?

A: The simplest way to do this is by pre-slinging your load and using a static or vehicle mounted crane. As a training provider and manufacturer of slings we can help you with this.

Guardian Load Restraint System - solving both load and loader safety

Capcha Fall Protection System - can be fitted inside the vehicle or the workshop.

Q: We run recovery vehicles and want to improve our method of holding the cars on the truck – do SpanSet have experience in this area and can you help us?

A; Yes. From a single vehicle to a multi-vehicle car transporter SpanSet have a comprehensive range of equipment, developed over many years working with leading providers in the vehicle rescue and recovery industry. 

Q: How do I protect my workforce as they load vehicles in our despatch area?

A: As part of our Height safety equipment range we design and manufacture overhead safety line systems. Our Specialist Installations Team will be able to visit your site and advise on how to protect your workforce from falls from height whilst loading. 

Q: Do you offer High Bay Racking Rescue Equipment and Training?

A: Yes.  SpanSet both manufacture and train people how to use evacuation kits.  SpanSet invented the Gotcha Rescue range and have developed a High Bay Racking Rescue course.

SpanSet have worked with vehicle recovery providers for many years.

Height safety expertise - High Bay Racking Rescue Equipment and Training. 

SpanSet invented the ratchet lashing - ours are the genuine article!

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