WORKING IN HEIGHT SAFETY SINCE 2006
SafeClimb started as a PPE distributor in June 2006. The company needed a sales specialist to help grow and employed Liza Collard, a height safety specialist, from one of their manufacture suppliers, North Safety Products. North, at the time, was developing a Climbing Wall Descender and found a wall builder to distribute it in the UK. However, it became apparent that a specialist service agent was required to support these customers and SafeClimb was asked to take on the distribution and service of the CWD due to their past relationship and Liza’s expertise.
In 2010 Liza decided to push the North auto belay having secured an exclusive deal with North and launched a website just before the recall of MSA’s Redpoint auto belay withdrawing it from the market. SafeClimb, for a while, became the only distributor in the world to supply a climbing wall descender, or auto belay, and dedicated its business to this alone. By this time Liza was a 50% shareholder of the company and it was decided in 2014 that the companies should separate to concentrate on their own speciality.
To be the best support to our customers offering polite, consistent and easy service in all aspects of our business. To build relationships and partnerships to the benefit of our customers, agents and suppliers for a good working balance.
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Since 2014 SafeClimb has been completely dedicated company to the design, manufacture and maintenance of height safety equipment, in particular the SafeDown auto belay, a specifically designed auto belay to replace the CWD that was no longer in manufacture. Liza now runs the company with the sole focus on safety in the leisure markets worldwide. Liza and her team will continue to look at avenues to improve safety at height in the leisure and industrial markets while supporting customers with an attentive maintenance package offering onsite as well as in house servicing.
MEET OUR TEAM
HEIGHT SAFETY SPECIALISTS
With 28 years of experience in the height safety industry, Liza’s dedication to height safety equipment is in the after care, rather than the sale, of the equipment. Liza believes this is where most incidences occur and therefore runs a focused maintenance regime for anything she sells. Liza has been known to remove a customer’s equipment if they won’t get it serviced due to the danger this could put a user at! Not a lady to be messed with! 😉
Debbie has been with SafeClimb for a year and works part time offering admin and PA support to our Managing Director when she isn’t in the office.
Debbie is responsible for ensuring that all the correct paperwork is in place for the servicing, invoicing and exporting amongst other administrative tasks. She is also good at keeping the team supplied with tea and coffee (and homemade cakes when she has time!)
Scott has been with SafeClimb over 6 years bringing with him a wealth of experience, having been in various sales roles for 25 years. He has an aptitude to the design and performance of the SafeDown auto belay amongst other height safety products, which enables him to support his sales with specialist technical knowledge. He also buys into Liza’s mission to make sure the customer has support through the life of any equipment sold and takes the safety of every customer seriously.
He fits a lot into his day, having 6 children! We always say if you want something done ask a busy person. Well that person is Scott!
Dan manages all things technical. He loves to be hands on in the workshop or out in the field. He looks after our assembly, testing and servicing teams or as he likes to call them his “reprobates”. Dan also coordinates the partnership with our worldwide service agents. He has a passion for all things height safety, coming to SafeClimb from the wind turbine industry, including mechanical engineering and climbing indoors or out!
When not working Dan loves to spend time with his two border terriers and his wife. Yes in that order (his words, not ours!)
Tim is the newest member of the SafeClimb team and the front line in ensuring every part that goes into our devices are of the highest standard. With a keen eye for detail Tim vets everything coming in and out of SafeClimb! He ensures top quality is delivered consistently, prioritising the safety of our customers above all else.
He tells us he is also devilishly handsome and terribly funny! He’s the joker of our team! 😉
Adam has been with SafeClimb over a year and in that time has gained his RTTB certification placing Adam as our specialist on mobile climbing walls and their trailers. He enjoys travelling all over the UK offering site servicing and reduced down time and costs. He dedicates himself to being able to service auto belays and walls on his first visit, thus avoiding, where possible, any return visits.
Adam is a family man with three children and 2 grandchildren. He’s the “Daddy” of our team!
Paul has been working with SafeClimb since 2011 and is responsible for keeping everyone on their toes and in good order, accounts-wise. He’s a stickler for detail and makes sure that customer, supplier and compliance accounts are up-to-the minute and accurate. Paul is everyone’s favourite in the company (well, on payday, anyway). His primary mission is to help Liza make SafeClimb the very best it can be, at everything it does.
When not working at SafeClimb Paul likes to relax (ha!) in his garden and get out for long
walks with his grand-doggies.
Phil & Josh are our outsourced marketing support, working with Liza, Scott and the team on all SafeClimb’s promotional ideas.
Phil and Josh’s company, HeyStrategy, is a Wirral-based marketing agency who work with companies across Merseyside. Whenever Liza or Scott has a crazy idea, they know that Phil and Josh will be able to turn it into reality (or talk them out if it, if it’s too crazy!)