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    AIF NATIONAL WORKING AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

    HSE Construction Head to speak at Access Industry Forum conference

    The Access Industry Forum (AIF) is holding a national conference on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford.

    A total of 13 speakers will address the national conference –Working at height: Access for Life to talk about the issues and topics set to shape the future of access and height safety.

    The keynote address ‘Working at height: State of play’ will be delivered by Sarah Jardine, the HSE Construction Division Head. Sarah will cover the UK current position and standing on safety generally, latest trends and developments and the HSE response to the inquiry recommendations of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height.

    A work at height exhibition will run alongside the one-day conference. All 11 member organisations of the Forum will be represented and will be joined by the AFI-Group, Euro Towers, Haki, Kee Safety Group, Nationwide Platforms, Pop-Up Products, Spanset and others.

    To book and more information go to AIF Website.

    Impressive line up of speakers

    Supported by the Association for Project Safety (APS), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and Hire Association Europe (HAE), the conference will also include presentations from AFI-Uplift, Arup, RoSPA, Transport for London, the Government Office for Product Safety and Standards, the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association, the No Falls Foundation charity and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

    The speakers, which also include Jason Anker MBE, Paul Blanchard and Dylan Skelhorn of the No Falls Foundation, will cover topics ranging from access and the role of virtual reality to mental health awareness and managing risk. Delegates will also learn about the latest and impending standards, guidance and legislation in the work at height sector.

    The proceedings will be introduced by Peter Bennett OBE, chair of the AIF who said:

    “With such an impressive line-up of speakers, this really is shaping up to be a must-attend event for anyone involved with work at height. It’s the only conference dedicated exclusively to access and safety, making it a real highlight of the events calendar. I’m certain our delegates will go home with valuable new-found insights into the key topics set to shape the future of working at height.”

     

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