Rodney Marage 1969 – 2022

Everyone at the Access Industry Forum (AIF) was deeply saddened to learn that Rodney Marage, General Manager and Company Secretary of IRATA, died on 2 February 2022. Rodney will be fondly remembered as a champion for the work at height community and the rope access sector in particular. As part of the AIF, he made […]

Access Industry Forum launches Access Platform Decking Systems Toolbox Talks with HBF

Following the success of the ladder and stepladder safety toolbox talks released last year, a series of new toolbox talks focussing on the safe use of access platform decking systems have been released. The new resources, created by the Access Industry Forum (AIF), Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET), and supported by the Home Builders […]

AIF partners with Home Builders Federation to shine the spotlight on height safety

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has joined forces with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) to release a series of new and informative work at height toolbox talks to shine the spotlight on height safety. These new resources, supported by the HBF and distributed across developers’ sites, will focus on key areas of work at height […]

No Falls Foundation Launches Supporter Scheme!

The Health & Safety Event at the NEC, 7-9 September, marked the launch of the No Falls Foundation’s official Supporter Scheme. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum: The choice is yours! By choosing one of the four options available you will: – Support the Foundation’s aims and objectives; – Demonstrate your commitment to height safety; – […]

Temporary CSCS Cards Implemented for Lightning Conductor Engineers and Steeplejacks

The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists’ (ATLAS) Council has voted in favour of temporarily amending the standard CSCS card renewal requirements for its sector, due to coronavirus severely restricting access to training. This has meant the suspension of the requirement for an Anchors for Steeplejacks and/or Working at Height for Lightning Conductor Engineer […]

TG20:21 to go on sale in Spring

The NASC’s eagerly-anticipated eGuide scaffolding compliance software update and expansion – TG20:21 – will go on sale from March. TG20:21 builds on TG20:13, the NASC’s innovative, user-friendly and widely-adopted eGuide software, which enables users to produce a wide range of standard scaffolding structures, without the need for bespoke design. The latest version includes a number […]

NASC members to give 290+ young people a start in scaffolding

  NASC members will provide more than 290 young people across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, which officially launches today. A total of 50 NASC members – both contractors and suppliers – have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme through the NASC, committing to provide six-month work placements to […]

FASET-CSCS Partnership Offers Benefits for At-Height Workers

FASET (Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training) has teamed up with CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry. This means FASET now issues cards which display the CSCS logo, for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry. The new FASET CSCS card is available from 1st February 2021. […]

SAEMA User Training – a simpler way to achieve safety at height

          SAEMA – Specialist Access Engineering & Maintenance Association – is proud to announce the launch of SAEMA User Training. This is a brand new and unique way for those who work at height to be assessed on their technical understanding of the processes and equipment involved. As a result, a […]

AIF Submits Official Representation to HM Treasury’s Comprehensive Spending Review

The AIF has this week submitted an official representation to HM Treasury as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. The Comprehensive Spending Review is the process in which the Government allocates funding to all government departments. Our submission calls on the Government to introduce enhanced reporting without additional financial or administrative burden for Government, the […]