Meet The Team -

Gary Evans - Installation Engineer


What name/nickname do you prefer to be called? 

Nice and simple, Gaz.

If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do here, what would it be?  

I am an Installation Engineer and am responsible for the installation of SpanSet’s various permanent wire Safety Systems and Anchor Points.  SpanSet are the only company in the UK who design, manufacture and install Safety Systems and also Train workers how to use them.  We produce a range of compatible Personal Fall Protection Equipment and provide specialist Inspection Services to complete our unique offering – so I’m kept busy!

I cover all customer on site requirements from surveying, design, quote preparation, installation and recertification.   


What do you enjoy about the work you do?  

Job satisfaction for me ultimately comes from helping normal working people go home safely to their family and friends. 

I’ve worked for SpanSet for over 13 years and am mostly out at customers’ sites during the week.  I love that one day to the next my ‘office’ is completely different - from water ways in the Kent countryside to military bases in the North.  


What are your hobbies? 

I take diet/personal health quite seriously and a lot of my spare time is spent in my home garden gymnasium pretending to lift heavier weights than I actually do.

I am a huge fan of the greatest football team in the world Liverpool FC and another great sporting passion I have is Boxing (Strictly watching...I’m ugly enough)


What volunteering or passion projects do you do outside of work? 

I have a great passion for travel - I definitely suffer with Tripophobia as I NEED to have holidays booked in my diary, even during pandemic times.  I thankfully got in one trip out of the 6 booked. All I need is good food, good wine and the ability to view ancient monuments. I am a closet history nerd and have bored many of people to sleep with tales of Genghis Khan’s horse jerky.


Right - Gary's work as an Installation Engineer, takes him all around the UK solving height safety issues in a variety of interesting locations.


Below - Gary has a keen interest in history and combines this with his love of travel, visiting historic sites and ancient monuments as often as he can.

Ephesus - Turkey


Inverary, Scotland

Vatican City