Many people within the work at height sector will be familiar with the Access Industry Forum and our members. But there will be lots of people from a whole range of sectors who haven’t heard of us or the work we do – so with No Falls Week on the horizon, we thought it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce the Access Industry Forum and explain a bit more about what we do and how we can help you.

Who we are:

Established in 2004, the Access Industry Forum (AIF for short) is the not-for-profit forum that represents the ten principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height. Our members are ATLAS, EPF, FASET, IPAF, IRATA, The Ladder Association, NASC, PASMA, SAEMA and WAHSA.

Each member organisation represents a different sector of the access industry and are the ‘go-to’ authorities in their respective fields. On a day-to-day basis each member generally operates individually, but when it comes to advancing safety, best practice and competency when working at height, we all come together with a common goal – we strive for a future where everyone who works at height comes back down safely. We all have a part to play to make that happen.

What we do:

Think of the AIF as your first port of call for any work at height queries. As a central point of contact for all ten associations, we can point you in the right direction to get the information you need.

We work hard to raise awareness of the risks of working at height, and actively campaign for a simplified system of reporting to more accurately reflect the cause of workplace accidents so that informed, preventative measures can be implemented to address the cause of fall from height incidents.

Supporting the No Falls Foundation:

We are proud supporters of The No Falls Foundation, the first and only UK-based charity devoted exclusively to the work at height sector.

Many AIF members have already joined the No Falls Foundation’s Supporters Scheme, which helps the Charity continue the good work they do to prevent falls from height, carry out research, and offer much-needed support to those who have suffered ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage following a fall from height. If you’re looking for a worthy cause to support this year, look no further, and help them continue their important work in the sector.

Get involved with No Falls Week:

We are delighted to partner with the No Falls Foundation on its first ever ‘No Falls Week’, a powerful campaign dedicated to promoting safe working at height.

Taking place 13 – 17 May 2024, No Falls Week’s mission is simple yet crucial; to raise awareness about the importance of safe working at height, prevent falls and ensure everyone that works at height comes down safely.

AIF members have provided a host of useful resources to help you make the most of the week – from pocket guides to posters, bulletins to bitesize videos, and toolbox talks to topic sheets… we’ve got you covered!

Working at height takes place all day, every day, and everywhere. Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, agriculture or any other sector, No Falls Week is an opportunity for everyone to shine a spotlight on the mental, physical, and societal consequences of working at height accidents.

To learn more and get involved in No Falls Week, visit