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CDM-C AND ACCESS BODIES FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Organisations combine on work at height best practice and competency

The Association for Project Safety (APS) and the Access Industry Forum (AIF)-representing the nine principal associations and federations involved in working at height – have agreed to act as strategic partners with regard to construction health and safety risk management and working at height respectively.

Mutual advice and assistance for the combined membership

The aim of the agreement is to (a) provide mutual advice and assistance to each other and by (b) respective members recognising and benefiting from the knowledge and skill base of each other.

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) provides a forum for all the principal trade associations and federations involved in either temporary or permanent working at height.

Each organisation represents a different sector of the industry. All nine members of the AIF are standards driven and committed to advancing safety, best practice and competency when working at height, irrespective of equipment type or safety solution. 

The Access Industry Forum, represents all sectors of the access industry and will provide the following support in respect of working at height:

  • dedicated enquiry service to all APS registered members and practices;
  • information and resource for the APS website and publications;
  • expert speakers for APS regional CPD seminars and conferences;
  • work at height training and guidance to APS members;
  • working with APS on legislative, policy, technical or guidance matters;
  • regular articles and features for the APS Digest magazine;
  • promotion of APS as the lead authority in its specialist area. 

The Association for Project Safety (APS) is a membership body for those involved with health and safety risk management in the construction industry.

The APS membership includes architectural, engineering, surveying, project management, and health and safety professionals. Members are committed to shaping and sharing best practice in construction health and safety risk management. The APS will:

  • provide advice and guidance to AIF on construction health and safety risk management;
  • work with AIF to help qualify the term ‘competence’ in the context of working at height;
  • promote AIF as its working at height partner.
CDM Coordinators will be better placed to assist clients

James Ritchie, head of corporate affairs at APS said: “Through this strategic alliance it is hoped that our members, armed with greater working at height knowledge, will be better placed to carry out their duties as CDM co-ordinators and designers and thereby provide clients with a superior service.”

Commenting for the AIF, Neil Tomlinson, marketing manager at NASC said: “Competence is at the heart of working at height. This strategic partnership is an obvious next step in joined up thinking between our two organisations to ensure that we jointly provide the best possible, objective information about working at height.” 

Access Industry Forum Member Organisations
  • ATLAS Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists
  • FASET Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training
  • IPAF International Powered Access Federation
  • IRATA International Rope Access Trade Association
  • LA Ladder Association
  • NASC National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
  • PASMA Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association
  • SAEMA Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association
  • WAHSA Work at Height Safety Association

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