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    ACCESS INDUSTRY FORUM AT EXPO 2011 REPORT

    AIF provide comprehensive video account of work at height debates  

    The Access Industry Forum (AIF) was a major contributor at the Expo 2011 event. All the presentations and debates are now available free via online video. The content of the videos are produced by the leading safety trade bodies and organisations in the UK.

    The AIF is a forum for all the principal trade associations and federations involved in this specialist sector, It attracted an impressive line up of speakers for a thought provoking and informative ‘Knowledge Base’.

    The videos include: 

    • Jason Anker – a motivational and behavioural safety speaker paralysed from the waist down following an avoidable accident while working at height on a building site. He has been described as a powerful and persuasive speaker whose story and message can mesmerise an audience. 
    • Forum discussion and debate on  ‘How to achieve the Holy Grail – no more working at height accidents, ever!’
    • Panel discussion ‘Design v Cost v Safety’ featuring representatives from the Forum, the Association for Project Safety (APS), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and
    • ‘Maintaining effective work at height policies in a touch economic climate’ with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the UK Contractors Group (UKCG).

    Organisations involved in the event included…

    • Access Industry Forum (AIF)
    • Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS)
    • Association for Project Safety (APS)
    • British Safety Council (BSC)
    • British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)
    • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    • Edge Protection Federation (EPF)
    • Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET)
    • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
    • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
    • International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)
    • Ladder Association
    • Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA)
    • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
    • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
    • Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association (SAEMA)
    • UK Contractors Group (UKCG)
    • Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA)

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