The Association for Project Safety (APS) and the Access Industry Forum (AIF), the forum representing the nine principal associations and federations involved in working at height, have announced an agreement to provide mutual advice and assistance and, in particular, to act as strategic partners with regard to construction health and safety risk management and working at height respectively.
The aim of the agreement is to provide advice and assistance to each others organisation and respective members by recognising and benefiting from each others knowledge and skill base.
The Access Industry Forum, which represents all sectors of the access industry, will provide the following support in respect of working at height:
In return, the Association for Project Safety will:
James Ritchie, Head of Corporate Affairs at APS, said: Through this strategic alliance it is hoped that our members, armed with greater working at height knowledge, will be better placed to carry out their duties as CDM co-ordinators and designers and thereby provide clients with a superior service.
Commenting for the AIF, Neil Tomlinson, Marketing Manager at NASC, said: Competence is at the heart of working at height. This strategic partnership is an obvious next step in joined up thinking between our two organisations to ensure that we jointly provide the best possible, objective information about working at height.