The Association was incorporated in 2005. To qualify for membership, companies must be manufacturers of equipment used for work at height and rescue, and must control the production process from raw material through to testing and certification.

WAHSA provides a benchmark in high standards for the manufacture and subsequent use of members’ products and takes the lead role in the setting of standards and codes of practice for the use of such equipment.

“Although there is presently an emphasis on regulation and inspection, WAHSA takes a more proactive role to educate and inform people at all levels of the supply chain to ensure that fall protection equipment is purchased, provided and used in a competent and professional manner.”

In addition to the setting of standards for the manufacture and sale of equipment, WAHSA will also regulate the installation of its members’ products to ensure that all work at height is done in a safe and competent manner.