Stopsave: The height safety & fall protection specialist
Your safety partner

At Stopsave, our mission is to take the risk out of work.

We’re experts in safety, and we’re here to ensure that no one is exposed to unnecessary danger, whatever the environment.

Every worker has the right to a safe shift, every time. That takes the highest quality, correctly installed and serviced equipment. Stopsave offers a comprehensive range for sale and hire – but we’re much more than just an equipment supplier. Our services include inspection, repair, re-certification, training and consultancy, including advice on legislation.

We work closely with managers and employers to develop effective
safety strategy. In short, we become your professional safety partner.
Michael Shand, Managing Director 

Company History

Stopsave, based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire was established in 2000, by Mr Bill Davidson, to provide a specialist service in the provision of height safety equipment. The focus of Stopsave, from the outset, was to offer an exceptional level of service to its client base. This meant significant investment both in sale and hire stock to ensure, in the majority of cases, a 24-hour response.

Stopsave are the exclusive service agents for Honeywell/Miller in the area and are also service agents for the majority of Height Safety manufacturers including Ridgegear and Checkmate. Stopsave currently employ four experienced and fully trained engineers, who between them have over fifty years’ experience in the industry. Given the harsh conditions faced by inertia reels and other height safety equipment in the offshore industry, the servicing of the inertia reels to ensure that, if put in use, they work safely, is an absolutely critical function offered by the Company.

The Company expanded throughout its first decade working on and offshore, building up the largest Height Safety Hire Fleet in the UK, now consisting of over 4,000 pieces of Height Safety equipment. In 2012 the Company expanded its workshop and offices to meet the ever growing demand for its products and services.

Stopsave are proud to work, on a repeat basis, with major clients throughout the North East of Scotland including Stork Technical Services, Cape, Wood Group, ATR, EMM, Bilfinger Salamis, Reel, First Integrated Services, Sparrows, Oceaneering, Subsea 7 and Enermech. For further information on who we work with please go to client list.

On the 31st of July, 2012, Stopsave was acquired by R.B. Farquhar Limited. The founder Mr Bill Davidson remains with the Company in an advisory role, ensuring that 40 years’ experience in the height safety sector is retained. Michael Shand, one of the owners of RB Farquhar, took over the role of Managing Director, on completion of the acquisition.

The Team

Within the Stopsave team we have over seventy year's experience in the height safety industry. In the workshop we have Andy, Phil and Artur along with David in the stores and delivering daily to your workplace. In the office Nikki Main, our Operations Director, has been with us since 2001 and along with Sarah Morris is your main point of contact for any enquiries you may have. Our sales executive is Lindsay Graham, who is based out of Cumbernauld and covers the central belt of Scotland and the North of England. For any finance queries you should contact Carol Ross, our finance controller and our HSQE Director is Kirsteen Allan. Finally Michael Shand is the Managing Director. Please find email addresses below for our office team.

Name Title E-Mail Address
Michael Shand Managing Director
Nikki Main Operations Director
Sarah Morris Office Administrator
Carol Ross Finance Controller
Kirsteen Allan HSQE Director
Lindsay Graham Sales Executive
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Fast fact

In UK in 2011/2012 25% of falls from height were fatal. More than 6 out of 10 of these falls occurred in Construction.

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