Establishing the position of the industry on matters of legislation and regulation;
Collaborating with other trade and professional bodies and industry stakeholders, including the Health & Safety Executive (HSE);
Creating awareness and understanding of industry legislation - in particular the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the need for competency as detailed in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 - and the implications of these regulations in a practical, day-to-day context;
Promoting the link between training and competency in the workplace and by advocating the need for users of all types of access equipment to be professionally trained to a recognised standard based on the agreed work procedures of its member organisations;
Championing a system of accreditation whereby all users of access equipment and safety solutions, regardless of type, produce formal and independent proof of training as issued by its member organisations;
Functioning as a forum and knowledge base for the access industry generally.
Its principal message is ‘Work safely and competently at height using appropriate equipment with personnel professionally trained to industry-recognised standards’. This message is communicated via: