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WORK AT HEIGHT ADVANCES HIGHLIGHTED AT EXPO

Access Industry Forum (AIF) puts height safety first at Expo 2017

Working Well at Height will be the theme of this year’s Access Industry Forum (AIF) stand at the Safety & Health Expo at London’s ExCeL, 20-22 June.

The forum stresses that safety when working at height is essential, and that making sure that people select and use the correct access equipment – and use it safely – is the mission of the Forum at the event.

The AIF is a forum for the principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height. Each organisation represents a different sector of the access industry and fosters and supports codes of good practice, equipment standards, training, education and knowledge

Combined experience and expertise under one roof

Leading experts will be on hand to discuss and explain recent advances in work at height covering ladders, access towers, scaffolding and MEWPs. Falls from height are still the biggest cause of fatalities and injuries in the workplace.

Chris Kendall on behalf of the AIF said:

“The Expo is a unique opportunity for the AIF to explain to health and safety professionals how the collective efforts of eleven industry associations and federations are helping shape the height safety agenda.

All these organisations foster and support codes of good practice, minimum standards for equipment, trained and qualified operatives, and education and information activities.

This is the one time in the year when the combined experience and expertise of the Forum’s member organisations is available under one roof.”

The AIF has updated a PocketCard which explains the need to ensure that any work at height is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people to make sure it is undertaken safely as required by the Work at Height Regulations.

 

 

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