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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Lightning Protection: A Life Story

ATLAS has recently featured an article on ‘Lightning Protection: A Life Story’ in Tomorrow’s Facilities Management magazine. The piece takes you back to the creation of the first ever lightning protection system and how it came about, and how it has adapted to suit the needs of buildings and structures today. We would like to thank Marc Pilkington of Furse (ABB) and member of the Lightning Protection Committee for writing the piece. ATLAS has created its own branded version which can be found in the Information section of our website.

ATLAS Announces Winner of Second Photo Competition

ATLAS is delighted to announce the winner of the second quarter of its photo competition. The £200 prize goes to Craig MacKay from Balmore Specialist Contracts. We would like to congratulate Craig on his fantastic photograph, and all thank members who entered the competition. The next deadline is Tuesday 31 August 2021, so please make sure to send your best photos to Megan Gee to be in with the chance of winning £200! To see previous winners, check out our photo competition page on the ATLAS website.

IPAF Presentation on MEWP Safety

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RF & EMF Awareness Training

Radio Frequency (RF) and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) sometimes referred to as “RADHAZ” are a serious risk to construction and maintenance workers globally. Anyone involved in working in close proximity to transmitting equipment (aerials, antennae, satellite dishes etc) can be exposed to very harmful levels of EMF or RF. The EU directive 2013/35/EU covers employers’ responsibilities, which in the UK is covered by the 2016 Control of Electromagnetic Field at Work Regulations. ATLAS would like to remind all members of the risks associated with working at height and potentially being exposed to RF or EMF. Carrying out remedial works, inspections, testing and surveys all have the potential to put operatives and staff at risk and these risks must therefore be considered in any risk assessment and mitigates in any method statement or safe system of work. This makes awareness training very important for this subject to ensure that the correct precautions are being taken.


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