WAHA launches new comprehensive height safety website

Thursday, 11 January, 2018

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The new Working at Height Association (WAHA) website has a comprehensive platform of height safety and confined spaces information.

Designed for industry and safety professionals, it provides fall statistics, guidelines for use (industry codes), the history of manufacturing fall protection equipment and WAHA recommendations regarding training and confined spaces as just a few of the new areas of focus.

“Since the beginning of the height safety industry in Australia, there has been the need for a technically focused, independent source of information for professionals to access key information about working at heights and confined spaces,” said Michael Biddle, chairman of the WAHA.

A number of manufacturing organisations, training companies and installation businesses are already members of the association; however, this is expected to grow in the coming few years, with the implementation of the WAHA Roadmap 2021 program.

The association plans to evolve into an organisation that oversees the regulation of members to increase the standards of height safety installations, training and products sold for height safety and confined space access. The Roadmap 2021 program is intended to address the significant concern across industry regarding the ongoing issues of safety systems being installed on buildings that are unfit for purpose.

Consultation with safety regulators continues to point to the need for a self-regulated industry, which the WAHA intends to play a key role in creating.

For more information, visit www.waha.org.au.

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