About Scannable

Our Story

Scannable’s vision is to make working at height safer. We believe that by removing manual data entry, creating ease around compliance, and giving equipment owners and users easy access to information about their gear, critical decisions about equipment become less about guesswork, and compliance is made easier.

About Scannable

Scannable Founder Rob Stirling knows that nobody got into Arboriculture or Rope Access because of their love for paperwork. He has spent the last eight years building solutions to minimise the time spent on compliance and safety checks.

Scannable aims to bring easy-to-use technology into the high-risk workplace. Our primary focus is on arboriculture, rope access, rigging, and rescue, because that’s what we know, and it’s who we know too.

Rob founded Scannable with the hope that making equipment management easier will increase the frequency of equipment inspections, doing his bit to make traditionally high-risk occupations that much safer for the people who trust their lives to their equipment every day.

Scannable brings together Rob’s professional experience, having worked with DMM, Teufelberger and Edelrid since 2014, and the network of equipment users, retailers, and manufacturers he’s built relationships with along the way.

One platform connecting the vertical world.

Scannable is founded on the same core principles that we live every day.

Our core values to guide everything we do, because we know this determines the positive impact we have on the people we help, and those who help us.

About Scannable

Robert Stirling grew up in the mountains, heading off on adventures on his Dad’s shoulders. The love that grew from these experiences drove Rob to carve out a career in the outdoor world.

Rob has spent his career in design and manufacturing. From outdoor equipment produced in Asia to work at height safety equipment produced in the UK, Rob has a passion to solve technical problems and deliver solutions that matter.

This passion led Rob to launch Scannable in 2020.

Departing from delivering physical products and solutions, Rob’s vision is to empower the digitisation of these same products in the manufacturing and critical equipment world.

Gene Dower joined Scannable as CTO and late-stage co-founder in 2021.

Gene has worked in the New Zealand tech space for the last 12 years, but also knows what it means to trust equipment with his life. Gene’s preferred way to spend a lunch break is paragliding off Bob’s Peak, above the Queenstown Gondola.