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 […]

ATLAS Takes You on a Journey Through 75 Years of History

2021 marks the 75th year of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) representing the lightning protection and specialist access industry. To celebrate this poignant milestone, ATLAS would like to take you on a journey through 75 years of history in its new video. In the newly launched video, ATLAS compares landmarks in […]

FASET 2021 Award Winners Announced at Long-Awaited AGM

The FASET Annual Awards 2021 were unveiled at the trade body’s successful and hugely enjoyable AGM and social event on Thursday 25th November. Once again the event took place at the outstanding Tewkesbury Park in the Cotswolds – following the AGM’s move to the venue in 2019. With the absence of most live events in 2020, […]

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 […]