AIF focuses on height safety for expo
By Euan Youdale15 May 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, UK’s ExCeL, 20-22 June.
Safety when working at height is essential, and making sure that people select and use the correct access equipment - and use it safely - will be the mission of the Forum at this year’s event.
From ladders and access towers to scaffolding and MEWPs, leading experts will discuss and explain the most recent advances in work at height - still the biggest cause of fatalities and injuries in the workplace.
Chris Kendall, from the Forum, commented, “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.”
New for 2017 is an updated 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.