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 Features in IOSH Magazine’s Work at Height Special

ATLAS Council member Eleanor Hill has represented ATLAS in IOSH Magazine's Work at Height Round-Table.  The full article Table Talk: Fall Protection can be accessed on IOSH Magazine's website (pages 48-58).  The two videos are available through IOSH'S Magazine's YouTube.

ATLAS President Attends Parliament

ATLAS President, Jason Harfield, attended the recent All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meeting on enhanced reporting in Parliament. The meeting discussed accidents and near-misses when working at height, and ideas for enhanced reporting, which would require more detail in the future. Jason represented ATLAS at the meeting to provide feedback on how enhanced reporting could be used to help prevent future incidents. Speakers at the meeting included Head of Operational Safety, Rick Brunt, and Acting Team Leader of the Safety Unit, Alex Farnhill, both from the Health & Safety Executive. Andrew Delahunt, Director of Technical Safety at IPAF, also presented at the meeting and covered the emotional impact of falls from height and how to make the reporting easier to navigate. Chair of APPG, Alison Thewliss MP, was also in attendance.

ATLAS Represents Members in Parliament

On 21 October, ATLAS’ Manager, Tamsin Parkes, met with Vicky Ford MP alongside Chair of AIF, Peter Bennett OBE, and Connect PA’s Riccardo Robertson. The meeting was set up following Tamsin contacting her local MP, Vicky Ford, who agreed to meet to discuss work at height. The aim of the meeting was to introduce Vicky to the APPG and its priorities concerning health and safety when working at height. It was also a fantastic opportunity to meet with an MP who is widely seen as a future government minister to talk about the issues that are effecting the sector.   As a result of the meeting, Vicky pledged to support and assist the group, particularly in creating greater engagement between the APPG and other Conservative MPs. Therefore, the meeting was successful in securing a new parliamentary advocate for the APPG and we look forward to furthering this following the General Election. ATLAS’ highest priority is to represent members in Government concerning health and safety in the sector, as working at height results in the highest number of worker fatalities across all industries.

A Successful AIF National Work at Height Conference

More than 150 delegates from all over the UK attended the AIF National Work at Height Conference and Exhibition on Thursday 14 November at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford. Delegates heard from 13 different speakers on the latest trends and developments in working at height, which included the official launch of 'Safety Steps', a new initiative from CONIAC aimed at designers, clients, managers, supervisors and operatives - now hosted on the AIF website. Speakers at the event included Peter Bennett OBE (Chair of AIF), Sarah Jardine (HSE), Dr Shaun Lundy (University of Greenwich) and many more! The conference ended with a panel discussion chaired by Hannah Williams of the No Falls Foundation with Jason Anker MBE, Paul Blanchard and Dylan Skelhorn, all whom are ambassadors of the charity. The conference was supported by an impressive line-up of exhibitors, including ATLAS who were represented by Chair of ATLAS PR Committee, Eleanor Hill and ATLAS Council Member, Roy Westwick. You can read the full press release here.

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