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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


Working at Height Safely Guidelines 23 June 2015

MINUTES IWH Trade & Professional Body Project: “Working at Height Safely Read More...

Working at Height Safely Guidelines 19 May 2015

21 May 2015 MINUTES IWH Trade & Professional Body Project:  “Working at Height Read More...


30 April 2015 I am going to call this message the “Last News” as it will sadly be Read More...
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Tue Jun 16 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
NEC meeting
Thu Jul 23 @10:00AM -
IWH Annual General Meeting


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