Welcome to the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists

The Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) has been representing the leading companies in the lightning protection and specialist access at height sectors since 1946.

At the forefront of all industry developments, ATLAS is committed to improving working practices, technical excellence and the skills of the workforce to provide the highest quality service to the industry’s clients.

  • Financial stability and proven track record
  • Recognised technical standards
  • Commitment to health and safety
  • Competent and qualified workforce
  • Access to the latest guidance and information
  • Collaborative working
  • Forum for sharing best practice.
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ATLAS President Attends APPG on Working at Height Meeting

ATLAS President, Jason Harfield, attended a virtual All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Working at Height meeting on 3 June 2020. The focus of the meeting was on COVID-19 and the implications for the working at height sector, with a specific focus on collaboration with the work at height sector and Government to ensure that the vital issue of workplace safety continues after the pandemic, particularly in regards to working at height. The meeting was chaired by Chris Stephens MP (Vice Chair of the APPG on Working at Height) and included speakers, Mark Keily (Health, Safety & Environmental Director at Loxam PAD & Nationwide Platforms), Mark Davison (Chair of Specialist Access Engineering & Maintenance Association) and Jonathan Capper (Chair of IRATA & Managing Director of Lyon Equipment). The meeting raised a number of concerns in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the safety regulations in regards to working at height, and the need for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to be more proactive in the enforcement of these regulations. ATLAS President, Jason Harfield, spoke on the need for the HSE to be more proactively involved with the working at height sector and also raised his concern about the sector being potentially pushed to take shortcuts, when it comes to safety, in order to improve work productivity as a result of COVID-19. Chair, Chris Stephens MP, confirmed that he would take forward keys asks from the meeting to the Department for Work & Pensions and will support the calls for a Committee enquiry into the HSE.

ATLAS Issues Statement on COVID-19

Immediate Past President of ATLAS, Jason Harfield, and Former SLPTG Chairman, Paul Cripps, have issued a joint statement regarding the publication of Government guidance on working safely during COVID-19 in construction.

The Health & Safety Event Rescheduled

Due to the escalation of coronavirus (COVID -19), The Health & Safety Event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 April 2021 and will remain at the NEC in Birmingham. ATLAS will be exhibiting at event with the Access Industry Forum. This event is a fantastic networking opportunity and a great way to develop and further your knowledge of health and safety in varying sectors. Register your free place now on The Health & Safety Event website.

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