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AIF National Work at Height Conference

30 July 2019

THE ACCESS Industry Forum (AIF) has announced that its national Working at Height: Access for Life conference and exhibition will take place on 14 November 2019 in Salford.

From designing for access and the role of virtual reality to mental health awareness and managing risk, this unique event will bring together an exceptional line-up of expert speakers to address the issues and topics set to shape the future of work at height.  

Speakers at the event, which takes place at the AJ Bell Stadium, Barton-Upon-Irwell, include:

  • Andy Gay - Chief Inspector of Construction, HSE
  • Gordon Maddan – Assistant Director, Office of Product Safety Standards
  • Alan Burge – Façade & Maintenance Leader, Arup
  • Steffan Groch – Solicitor, Chair, Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Dr Karen McDonnell – Occupational Health & Safety Policy Adviser, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents;
  • Alison Thewliss MP – Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height
  • Paul Glaze – Commercial Manager, Hire Association Europe
  • Chris Debrick – Project Manager, Transport for London
  • Brian Parker – Business Development Manager, AFI-Uplift Ltd
  • Tom Price – Senior Farm Safety Adviser, National Farmers’ Union
  • Jason Anker MBE – Paul Blanchard and Dylan Skelhorn, Ambassadors for the No Falls Foundation. 

The conference will be chaired by Dr Shaun Lundy, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Chartered Building Engineer, Visiting Scholar at the University of Greenwich and HSE Myth Buster. 

The event is organised and managed by the AIF, the 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.  

Members: Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS); British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF); Edge Protection Federation (EPF); Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET); International Powered Access Federation (IPAF); Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA); Ladder Association; National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC); Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ And Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA); Specialist Access Engineering And Maintenance Association (SAEMA); Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA).

The event is also supported by the No Falls Foundation (www.nofallsfoundation.org), the UK charity dedicated exclusively to the working at height sector.

To register your interest in attending the conference please visit www.accessindustryforum.org.uk/conference