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Welcome to the Institute for Work at Height

The Institute for Work at Height was formed in January 2009 being a merger of the Specialised Access Engineering Manufacturers Association (SAEMA) and the Rope Access And Fall Arrest Association (RAFAA) desirous of creating safety awareness and in turn "professionalism in the overall Work At Height Industry".


The Institute

  • Provides a unified voice for suppliers and users of all types of work at height equipment and services.
  • Sets and maintains Industry standards.
  • Develops guidelines and frameworks for skills development within the Industry.
  • Impresses on clients the professionalism, integrity and credibility of IWH members by adherence to a Code of Ethical Practice.
  • Represents Industry views to Government Departments and the Private Sector.
  • Provides information on all related work at height matters.
  • Provides a regular forum for members to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest.


Latest News



5th March 2015 At a recent meeting of the Access Towers & Ladders Chamber the Read More...


04 March 2015   As a member of the Institute (Trade) the details of your company Read More...


2nd March 2015 At a Scaffolding Chamber meeting held on Tuesday 24th February 2015 Read More...
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Thu Mar 12 @10:00AM -
Constitutional Meeting
Wed Mar 18 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Working at Height Safely – Guidelines Meeting
Wed Mar 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Scaffolding Chamber meeting


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