Safe Tower Crane Rescue with SpanSet

Protect your Tower Crane Operator, protect your Rescue Team!

SpanSet have supplied both specialist rescue equipment and training to the Tower Crane sector for over 20 years.

Our innovative products and industry leading training courses ensure we remain at the forefront of keeping Tower Crane Operators and Rescue Teams safe nationwide.

The forgotten worker?

Out of sight should never mean out of mind!  

Tower Crane Operators are an essential part of many sites, often working over 100m off the ground.  Their safety, as for any worker is of the highest priority.  Should the Operator become incapacitated, or their usual access from the cab be impassable, a safe and rapid evacuation from what is an extreme location is required.

The need for a Rescue Plan!  

There are many types of rescue available and a clear rescue plan is essential to avoid placing the rescuers themselves at unnecessary risk.

The three approaches to Rescue:





This may be effective, however, could place the rescuers in danger and there is a risk of failure.


Permanent Rescue Team/ Emergency Services

A permanent Rescue Team may be prohibitively expensive and/or impractical.    The Emergency Services should always be called, whichever rescue approach is taken.  However, they need to be aware of the circumstances in advance and able to get to the casualty in time.


Planned Rescue


A well planned rescue, ready for an evacuation scenario is an effective solution.  For example, many Tower Crane Operators trust the combination of a preassembled Gotcha CRD rescue kit, in place on site together with  comprehensive training in its use.

SpanSet products designed for safe

Tower Crane Rescue

When a casualty is injured or in need of rescue every second counts!



Gotcha CRD Ladder

The Gotcha range includes the Gotcha CRD (Controlled Rate Device) Ladder, designed for rescue from Tower Cranes or fixed ladders on wind turbines, industrial warehousing, telecoms towers etc. 

Features include:

  • Up to 200m
  • Automatic descender suitable for direct lowering with minimal user input.
  • Winch system enables lifting for short distances.
  • No cut operation
  • For rescue & evacuation (of multiple users)


Casualty Harness

This simple, 3-part harness is designed to aid in the recovery and support of a casualty who was not already wearing a full body harness. Easy to fit to an unconscious person even when they are lying on the ground.

Once secured inside the harness an unconscious casualty is securely braced ready for lifting and lowering, while a conscious casualty can comfortably put themselves into a sitting position.

The 3 parts of the harness are colour coded and named to ensure the correct assembly of fastening buckles in an emergency.


SpanSet products designed with

the worker in mind

2-X Harness

  • Designed to be straightforward to fit and adjust.  In the event of a fall our harnesses support the worker correctly, without stretching or distortion. 
  • As long hours are spent working in a harness, comfort and ease of movement are essential. SpanSet harnesses are manufactured using top quality, supple webbing to ensure an ergonomic, secure and comfortable fit.  
  • Cost effective – SpanSet’s harnesses are hardwearing and durable in use.  Lasting longer than harnesses made with cheaper materials.

SP140 Twin Loop Back Lanyard

  • Twin, 'traffic light' energy absorbing lanyard. 
  • Designed to attach to the structural elements of the tower crane, allowing the rescuer to keep 100% attachment without putting themselves at risk.

Safety Helmet

  • Dial for quick and simple adjustment, endsuring a comfortable and secure fit.
  • 4-point industrial rated chinstrap with quick release buckle - the helmet is therefore secure during side impacts, but will break free if loaded across the neck.
  • Moisture wicking fabric and air vents prevent build-up of moisture inside the helmet.

Safe Tower Crane Rescue

with the GOTCHA CRD Ladder Kit

Optional extras

Tower Crane Safety Harness Rescue Course

Using Gotcha CRD  (1 day course)

Essential training in the use of the Gotcha CRD Rescue Kit for both rescue and evacuation.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to rescue an unconscious casualty from a Tower Crane or similar high structure. 


Course details/book your accredited Gotcha course here >>

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