FPMA welcomes RIS as new member

Thursday, 02 July, 2009

The Fall Protection Manufacturers Association of Australia (FPMA) has welcomed Roofsafe Industrial Safety (RIS) as a new member.

RIS designs and manufactures fall-arrest rated harnesses, lanyards and related equipment, certified to AS 1891.1 :2007 while its engineering and fabrication operation designs and constructs engineered solutions for the most complex structures to address height safety access issues. This includes walkways, ladders, anchor points, safety lines and safety rails amongst others.

Through its branches, RIS also offers an inspection and recertification service to customers for products and systems, as well as tailor-made industry-specific training courses.

FPMA Secretary Gordon Cadzow welcomes RIS as a member, stating: “As with all FPMA members, all RIS’ products meet or exceed Australian and international standards and have been independently tested and certified by accredited third parties. RIS brings with it an extremely high standard of equipment and operations. Its contribution to the Association and support of its objectives will be invaluable.”

Michael Bermejo, RIS' Managing Director, believes that the company’s membership will help stimulate the market with regard to overall safety, rather than just PPE: “We are very pleased to join the FPMA and lend a voice towards addressing industry standards on height and confined space safety and related operator training requirements.”

The FPMA comprises companies involved in the design and manufacture of fall protection equipment in Australia. This professional association continues to strongly support the tightening of the standards surrounding the selection, use and maintenance of height safety equipment. This includes market education on the selection of the appropriate safety operation methods, as well as broader fall protection principles and skills-based training. The FPMA also provides representation on safety policy and technical issues to protect workers in industry.

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