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Suspended access solutions ideal for hydropower.

Spider offers a full range of suspended access solutions for performing construction and maintenance on hydropower facilities. With more than 75 years of experience in the industry, Spider can get your team to work safely and productively, no matter what your access challenge.

Whether you need interior or exterior access, Spider has a solution. Need to access the sloping face of a dam? Our angular stirrups can keep you level at any pitch and even adjust on the fly for tapered slopes. Need to access penstocks or turbines? We offer multiple solutions that can be fit through an 18 in. manway.  

Solutions often used on hydropower projects include:

  • Knockdown platforms designed to fit through an 18 in. manway
  • Spider baskets that fit through an 18 in. manway
  • Angular stirrups
  • Electric traction hoists, drum hoists, and our new SC1000 Relevation battery-powered hoist
  • Large area suspended platforms (e.g., “float”, “dance floor”)
  • Rigging solutions for all needs
  • Fall protection, debris containment netting, and access platform netting solutions

Got a unique access challenge? Our integrated engineering team can design a custom-engineered solution to fit your needs. Contact your local Spider representative to learn more.

The Spider Promise

Our promise to you is that you will get the same quality customer experience and reliable products at each of our 25 branches across North and Central America. We ensure this through comprehensive SWIs (Standard Work Instructions) and experienced, factory certified technicians at every branch.

Spider has been a driver of safety standards in the suspended access industry since 1947. We continue to invest in UL listing, ISO certification, and operational excellence to ensure consistent product reliability, safety, and productivity. Learn more about Spider quality.

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Below are just some of products and solutions frequently used on hydropower projects. Got questions? Need more information? Looking for a quote? Contact your local Spider representative!