British Safety Industries Federation - Height Safety Group

The BSIF Height Safety Group (HSG) has for many years been at the forefront of promoting responsible use of fall protection equipment and improved standards for manufacturers. Several members of this group represent the BSIF HSG on European Standards committees, HSE's ACWHAT and ACR groups.
Through BSIF's close links with the DTI and other government departments, the BSIF HSG is able to add pressure when required to ensure that action is taken to prevent the possible implementation of suspect standards or lobby at the highest levels for improvements and safeguard actions.
David Riches of Safety Squared is a key member of HSG and has been responsible for carrying out testing of height safety equipment and systems and also writing a number of important research documents for the HSE. David is currently employed with continued research projects and test procedure improvements and is one of the UK's foremost height safety experts.
The members of the BSIF HSG are able to offer sound impartial advice on subjects as far ranging as height safety systems design and installation, risk assessment and training to equipment selection and inspection and onsite maintenance.
Not only limited to manufacturers , BSIF HSG has a well rounded skill base and is able to bring an independent approach to height safety issues.

The Ladder Association

The Ladder Association, formerly the British Ladder Manufacturers' Association (BLMA), aims to set a new agenda for the ladder industry in the UK. A tried and trusted piece of workplace equipment – it is estimated that some two million are in daily use throughout the UK – the ubiquitous ladder is set to get some serious support. 
The BLMA was formed in 1947 by the major ladder manufacturers of the day. Today, the Ladder Association welcomes members from every part of the access industry, advances best practice and plays an integral role in promoting the highest standards of ladder design and manufacture. 
No longer the exclusive domain of manufacturers, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large. 
The need for a clear and concise interpretation of the 2005 Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) has resulted in the introduction of a range of Ladder Association initiatives designed to aid compliance and foster safe working practice. 

The Confederation of Aerial Industries

The CAI is the recognised body for the aerial and satellite industry. The CAI is committed to raising Standards within the industry and the criteria for membership is extremely high.
All Members are required to work to the exacting standards laid down in the CAI's Codes of Practice.
CSS Worksafe are a CAI approved safe working at heights training provider and have been involved in developing work at height safety systems for the industry since the 1990's.

The Access Industries Forum

Established in 2004, the Access Industry Forum (AIF) liaised closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) during the development of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 - and more recently the Work at Height Solutions Database - and now provides a forum for all the principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height. Its member organisations each represent a different sector of the access industry and are recognised leaders and authorities in their respective fields. All the members of the Forum are standards driven and committed to advancing safety, best practice and competency when working at height, irrespective of equipment type or safety solution.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for more than 90 years.  ROSPA promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
At the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), their work is centred on two simple statements - mission and vision.
  • The mission is to save lives and reduce injuries
  • The vision is to lead the way on accident prevention