18 March 2014

Date announced for AIF working at height Twitter symposium

Date announced for AIF working at height Twitter symposium

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has set the date for the UK’s first ever Twitter Symposium devoted exclusively to working at height in the workplace. Starting at 11.00am on Wednesday, 16 April 2014, it will take the form of a one-hour question and answer session and offer a unique opportunity to put questions to experts in every sector of the access industry.

Experts in everything from ladders, mobile access towers, MEWPs and personal protective equipment to industrial rope access, edge protection, personal protective equipment and façade access will be standing by on the day to answer questions.

To take part you simply have to tweet a question and include the hashtag ‘#WAHQ’, or direct the question to @AIFworkatheight. Anyone who would prefer not use Twitter can send in a question by email to info@accessindustryforum.org.uk at any point between now and the date of the symposium. All questions will be answered through tweets during the event, and questions sent in by email will also receive their response in email format afterwards.

AIF director, Peter Bennett, said: “This first-time event represents a quick and convenient way for managers, supervisors and users to get answers about any aspect of working at height. It has certainly not been possible before without people having to attend a physical event such as a seminar or exhibition.”

According to the AIF there have been a number of significant developments in working at height recently. These include the launch of HSE’s new and simplified guidance, the introduction of new standards, changes to codes of practice and advances in training. This roster of experts is the perfect group to field questions on these issues.

The organisations taking part are BSIF, EPF, FASET, IPAF, IRATA, the Ladder Association, PASMA, SAEMA, and WAHSA.

Further details will be available from the AIF’s website and Twitter account.

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