Training At Height

Our headquarters in Dunboyne contains a purpose-built training structure and other facilities to enable us to provide the courses detailed below.

The team at Westport Equipment are proud to be the Irish representative for SpanSet, who for over twenty years, have been at the forefront of providing Work at Height Training courses. In 2008 SpanSet were the first training company to be accredited to BS8454 – the code of practice for the delivery of training and education for Working at Height and Rescue.

Spanset’s professional and knowledgeable instructors have extensive industry experience and technical expertise in a wide range of sectors, including Telecoms, Roped Access, the Military and Construction.  Westport Equipment carry an extensive range of SpanSet equipment in stock for sale and hire in Dunboyne. Our strong partnership provides peace of mind for excellence in product and service.


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Tower Crane Rescue Course

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

On completion of training, you will have the required knowledge and practical skills to rescue an unconscious casualty from a Tower Crane or similar high structure. You will also have used the kit to perform an emergency evacuation from a structure.

Competent Person Practical Inspection & Record Keeping

A course that gives greater detail on the inspection of height safety equipment.

The course is intended for those who are required to carry out and record detailed inspection “thorough examination” of harnesses and lanyards as a nominated competent person.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will also gain insight into the design, testing and manufacturing processes, as well as practical activities involving the inspection and testing of damaged equipment.

Safety Harness Rescue Course

This training is essential for use of the original SpanSet Gotcha Rescue Kit and it’s various modes of use.

This course will provide the delegates with all the necessary skills to operate both safely and efficiently when faced with what can be a stressful recovery situation.

On completion of training, delegates will be able to use the rescue kit in a variety of locations and to rescue a casualty who has fallen from a platform. They will also be very capable of recovering casualties who are suspended from a fall arrest lanyard, wire rope fall arrest block or flexible line fall arresters.