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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YEARS OF EXPERTISE

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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.

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.

ATLAS Celebrates 75th Anniversary

2021 marks ATLAS’ 75th Anniversary, as the Association has been representing the leading companies in the lightning protection and specialist access at height sectors since 1946. To celebrate the 75th Anniversary, ATLAS will be launching a video including footage and photographs from our members later this year. ATLAS will also be running a quarterly photo competition throughout the year, which will give members the chance to win a prize of £200 each quarter! We are proud to have represented the best in lightning protection and specialist access for the last 75 years, and look forward to celebrating the achievements of the industry throughout 2021.

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