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

Stopsave: specialists in height safety equipment

Established in 2000 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Stopsave has grown to become a UK market leader in the sale and hire of specialist height safety equipment to construction, oil and gas and other industries.

Operating from depots in Ellon, in North-east Scotland, and Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, Stopsave now operates the largest height safety hire fleet in the UK, consisting of over 6,000 products.

Stopsave is the authorised distributor for Combisafe Edge Protection Systems for Scotland and North England, with a significant hire fleet of products including Steel Mesh Barriers, Safety Net Fans, Combisafe Loading System and Site Stairways. 

We are authorised agents for most leading height safety equipment manufacturers, and our experienced technicians and engineers inspect, service, repair and re-certify our products to ensure they are correctly installed and meet safety legislation requirements.

Our sales and operations team is highly experienced in all aspects of height safety, and is always willing to share its specialist knowledge with customers. Our advisory services range from product recommendations for specific work activities to helping clients to develop and maintain an effective height safety strategy.

Stopsave has made substantial investments in the size and scale of our hire fleet of height safety products, and this enables us to offer a ready-response service from stock for most applications.

We track 5000 height safety products in operation to ensure their service record is up to date and that they are safe to use.


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


Combisafe distributor

Stopsave is the authorised distributor for Combisafe Edge Protection Systems for Scotland and North England, with a significant hire fleet of products including Steel Mesh Barriers, Safety Net Fans, Combisafe Loading System and Site Stairways.

With extensive workshop facilities for inspection, repair and re-certification of height safety equipment, Stopsave is also the exclusive Scottish service agent for height safety products manufactured by Honeywell Safety Products, Miller Fall Protection, MSA Safety and Tractel as well as being a service agent/distributor for Ridgegear, Petzl, Checkmate and other leading manufacturers.

Stopsave was established in 2000, and acquired in 2012 by R.B. Farquhar Ltd, with Michael Shand of R.B. Farquhar replacing Stopsave founder Bill Davidson as managing director. Michael Shand has extensive management experience in the construction and energy industries in UK and international markets.

Stopsave has an experienced team of trained engineers for the regular servicing of inertia reels and other height safety products used in harsh offshore oil and gas conditions. Regular maintenance of such equipment is vital to ensure safe performance at all times.

Stopsave has a large number of regular, long-term oil and gas clients throughout North East Scotland, including Stork Technical Services, Cape, Wood Group, ATR, EMM, Bilfinger Salamis, Reel, First Integrated Services, Sparrows, Oceaneering, Subsea 7 and Enermech (see client list).

The Team

Name Title Email Address
Michael Shand Managing Director michael@stopsave.co.uk
Johan Van Heerden Sales Executive johan@stopsave.co.uk
Nikki Main Operations Director nikki@stopsave.co.uk
Sarah Morris Office Administrator sarah@stopsave.co.uk
Carol Ross Finance Controller carol@stopsave.co.uk
 Kirsteen Allan  HSQE Director kirsteen@stopsave.co.uk
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Fast fact
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In Scotland, HSE and local authorities investigate potential height safety offences but cannot instigate legal proceedings. Offences are reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal who make the decision whether to prosecute.

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