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About Spider

The leading suspended access brand in North America.

With a 75-year record of designing and manufacturing innovative access solutions, Spider® puts customers to work at height safely and productively.

Safety is our #1 focus.

Throughout its history, Spider has been a leader in driving suspended access safety standards and codes, investing in UL and CUL approval for all products with applicable standards.  Spider provides safe suspended access solutions for man- and material lifting in:

  • Commercial construction and maintenance
  • Energy and industrial facilities, including power plants, refineries, offshore oil and gas, hydropower, and wind energy
  • Bridges, dams, stadiums, and other major pieces of infrastructure
  • Elevator installation and modernization

Spider operates the largest suspended access rental fleet in North America, featuring Spider’s unique drum hoist baskets, traction hoists, configurable modular platform systems, and an industry-leading range of rigging solutions.  With in-house ISO 9001-certified manufacturing and Standard Work Instructions throughout our 110+ branch locations, Spider equipment is maintained to the highest standards in the industry to minimize customer down-time on site.

Backed by world-class design and manufacturing, application engineering, field service and support, and the industry’s leading training program, Spider provides the safest, best-value solutions to our customers, whatever their height access challenge may be.

Got an access challenge? Spider can help you get to work.

Our History

Founded by contractors, for contractors.

Our founders, the Fisher brothers, were painting contractors who needed a better way to access a 250 ft tall steel bridge over a deep ravine. They developed the original Spider basket, brought it to market, and quickly launched a rental operation to bring it to contractors on a project basis in the early 1950s. Founded by contractors for contractors—that already sets us apart.

But it’s not all we do. Since then, our umbrella of products and services has expanded greatly to serve the needs of an ever-growing marketplace.

Today Spider is recognized as the leader in design, manufacture, rental and sale of suspended scaffolding solutions. We own our own product, we experience ownership and leverage that to drive better, safer, more productive solutions for our customers. When you know can happen throughout the life of a product, you design it to a tougher standard. Safety, productivity, and reliability – values that have earned Spider the loyalty of contractors for over 75 years.

By BrandSafway™

At Work For You®

Spider is a division of SafeWorks LLC, the largest manufacturer and distributor of powered suspended access solutions in North America, serving the construction, elevator, infrastructure, power generation, offshore and wind energy markets.

SafeWorks LLC, is a subsidiary of BrandSafway, a leading global provider of access and scaffolding systems, forming and shoring solutions, and specialty industrial services to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. With a workforce of 40,000 and a network of 350 strategic locations across 30 countries, BrandSafway provides the broadest range of services, products and solutions with the greatest depth of expertise in the industry.

Learn more about BrandSafway.