Ladder Association launches report into unsafe telescopic ladders

New research commissioned by the Ladder Association has raised serious concerns that unsafe and potentially dangerous ladders are being sold to unsuspecting consumers in the UK. The report, produced in partnership with East of England Trading Standards Association (EETSA) and Suffolk Trading Standards Imports Team, found that over 80% of commercially-available telescopic ladders tested in […]

AIF and HBF launch height safety podcast series

Following on from the success of our height safety toolbox talks supported by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), the Access Industry Forum (AIF) and HBF have launched a series of podcasts that delve deeper into working at height and provide expert insight into a range of specific work at height topics. Released as part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

AIF Conference set to shape the work at height agenda

A TOTAL of 13 speakers will address the Access Industry Forum’s (AIF’s) second national conference Working at height: Access for life on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at the A J Bell Stadium, Salford. They will talk about the issues and topics set to shape the future of access and height safety in a sector which […]

2019 LADDER ASSOCIATION AMM AND CONFERENCE

THE verdict is in. According to the many delegates who attended, the recent 2019 Ladder Association’s Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference was an exceptionally interesting, informative and enjoyable event for both members and non-members alike. 94 per cent of respondees to a follow-up survey rated the event ’very good’ or ’excellent’.  Annual Members’ Meeting Held […]