Lifting technology, load securing, height safety technology, and safety management represent the core business of SpanSet, an internationally-active Group. Own production facilities and sales organisations in Europe, the USA, Asia, and Australia employ approx. 820 people. Round slings, lifting slings and lashing straps are developed in close cooperation with customers, universities and research institutes in own production facilities, until they are ready for start of production.
Include fall protection in the planning
At workplaces where there is a risk of falling, collective protective measures or personal protective equipment against falls from a height (PPEgA) are absolutely crucial. From the choice of products and their correct use, right up to rescue measures, the user must be able to master all situations safely at all times. Here, assessing the risk and planning the right height safety measures are essential.
Lanyards satisfy the standard – even at 140 kilograms
The relevant EN 355 standard requires a lanyard to tear a maximum of 1.75 metres for users weighing up to 100 kilograms. That is enough. If a fall arrester achieves this, it „may“ tear much further at 140 kilograms, all without losing its approval. Here, practitioners see a real problem. After all, you quickly reach 100 kilograms, when considering that protective clothing, tools and other material also play a weight-relevant role. For a heavy person, the height of the fall quickly exceeds the actual free space underneath him and he will hit the ground. The SP140 and DSL2 lanyards from SpanSet fulfil the condition set by the standard for 100 kilograms, even at 140 kilograms: The energy absorber does not tear more than 1.75 metres. SpanSet has proven this in test series. In turn, this means: For a person weighing 100 kilograms, the lanyard lengthens by considerably less than the permissible 175 centimetres. For lighter persons, this sometimes increases the radius of action considerably.
Smart app calculates safe fall height
SpanSet would like to increase the PPE acceptance and save the users from the effort of having to make time-consuming product calculations. For this, users now have a smart aid at their fingertips: the free „Fall Height Calculator“ app indicates whether the fall height is sufficient for a wide range of scenarios. SpanSet has tested and verified a number of different fall heights for body weights ranging from 60 to 140 kilograms. These data sets form the basis of the app, which only needs a few seconds to calculate how high the fall height actually is for the SP140 and DSL2 lanyards under the respective conditions. Simply click on the product used, enter the relevant parameters and the app will calculate whether the person will be caught safely in the event of a fall. No other PPE supplier can provide its customers with a comparable tool.
In addition to products for height safety, work positioning, rope technology, and height rescue systems, SpanSet offers numerous services that are combined in the „Safety Management“ division. Here, manufacturer and user knowledge is bundled and passed on to customers. This also includes consulting services, seminars as well as on-site hazard and risk assessments.