The Working at Height Association of Australia was established in response to the need for a peak industry body to provide information and support on working at height related issues.
The Association was previously known as the Fall Protection Manufacturer’s Association (FPMA).
Members of that organisation collectively decided to expand its scope so that it could provide a forum where commercial businesses, training companies, consumers and others involved with working at height issues can develop a pathway to higher safety standards.
The Working at Height Association lists its objectives as follows:
- to be recognised as the peak industry body representing the interests of all those involved in providing products, services or advice relating to safe working at height
- to require the highest standard of skill, integrity and responsibility of all member companies
- to increase the knowledge of and compliance with safety standards of all those involved in safe working at height; and
- to facilitate the exchange of technical information and to encourage further research into industry issues.
- reduce the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from people working at height;
- drive compliance in the areas of equipment design, selection and use, as well as training competency;
- provide a forum for industry based discussion, issue identification and resolution; and
- be an information resource to members and to the industry in general.