First ever No Falls Week a resounding success!

The first ever No Falls Week, a powerful campaign dedicated to promoting safe working at height, has been met with an overwhelmingly positive reception from industry. The campaign from the No Falls Foundation, the first and only UK-based charity for the work at height sector, took place between 13 and 17 May 2024. No Falls […]

No Falls Week in Parliament

The Access Industry Forum were delighted to see Clare Adamson, SNP MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw, lead the debate in The Scottish Parliament yesterday (15 May) to highlight the first ever No Falls Week. If you missed it, you can watch the recording. As a No Falls Week partner and voice of the work at […]

IPAF launches Global Safety Campaign for 2024

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announces the launch of its Global Safety Campaign for 2024, titled “CRUSHING CAN KILL!” The third Global Safety Campaign released during IPAF Head of Safety and Technical Brian Parker’s tenure aims to raise awareness and reduce entrapment and crushing incidents involving Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), which have resulted […]

IRATA Reaches Landmark 100,000+ Active IRATA Technicians

Over three decades after IRATA International’s formation in the late 1980s, we are proud to share that we have surpassed 100,000 active certified IRATA Technicians. This is a huge milestone for IRATA in our ongoing mission to promote and maintain safety in the rope access industry. It demonstrates that the global attitude towards safety and […]

Introducing the Access Industry Forum

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 […]

Gogglebox star killed in fall from height: the AIF responds

Following the tragic news that television personality George Gilbey has died after suffering a fall while at work, the Access Industry Forum and the No Falls Foundation are demanding action. The No Falls Foundation is the charity devoted exclusively to the work at height sector. The Foundation is dedicated to preventing falls from height and […]

AIF joins MPs and industry at APPG on Working at Height meeting

The AIF joined members of Parliament, other trade bodies and industry leaders in Westminster on 12 December 2023 at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height meeting. Together, we discussed the challenges faced in the fight to make working at height safer for all, and how technology – such as wearable tech, mobile […]

Work-at-height industry responds to disappointing workplace injury statistics

The Access Industry Forum, the forum that represents the principal work at height trade associations and federations, is calling for clearer reporting of workplace accidents in a bid to save lives. As newly released Health & Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show another year of little improvement in workplace falls from height, the Access Industry Forum […]

HSE farm inspections to include a focus on working at height

Farmers are being reminded they must change their attitude towards safety as Britain’s workplace regulator readies itself for a wave of inspections in the coming months. The latest inspection focus Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit farms across England, Scotland and Wales as part of a push to change the culture […]

HSE prosecution highlights work at height risks

Two companies have been fined £46,000 in total after a labourer from Runcorn fractured his skull. The man had been working on a new build house when he fell through a stairwell on 3 March 2021. The 46-year-old, who was 43 at the time, was on the first floor in one of the new terraced […]