Work at height round table discussion

Experts from the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA), the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS), the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and MSA Safety discuss topical work at height issues, including the APPG’s recent report Staying Alive.

The transcript is available here.

Watch the complete recordings below:

Part 1 | Duration: 46 minutes, 23 seconds


Part 2 | Duration: 28 minutes, 6 seconds


About the participants


ellie 010519 002Eleanor Hill, Council member, ATLAS

Eleanor Hill has sat on the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS) Council for more than 10 years and actively participates in ATLAS’ Safety & Access Committee. She has worked as a specialist in the work at height industry for more than 15 years. As Delta International’s managing director, she specialises in complex and innovative access solutions at height, incorporating a number of diverse rigging techniques and systems. Working with some of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, she guides her organisation to take a behavioural approach to safety.




ATLAS has been representing the leading companies in the lightning protection and specialist access at height sector 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.

Peter Bennett OBEPeter Bennett, managing director, PASMA

Peter Bennett is managing director of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) and a founding member, and latterly chair, of the Access Industry Forum (AIF). He was instrumental in establishing the All-party Parliamentary Group for Working at Height and serves on a number of national and international standards-setting committees. Peter also sits on various advisory groups at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and contributes to the work of the Better Regulation Panel at the department for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is a founding trustee and current chair of the Board of Trustees of the No Falls Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to preventing falls from height and objects falling from height.



PASMA is the international not-for-profit authority for the mobile access tower industry. The body committed to advancing safety and standards across a wide range of sectors and provides a central source of information on mobile access towers. PASMA also oversees the delivery of the industry’s training scheme through a network of approved and audited training centres.


Alan Harris

Alan Harris, NASC health & safety committee chairman

Alan Harris is the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) health & safety committee chairman and owner of Pro-Fix Access, a scaffolding contractor based in Hampshire. He has more than 35 years’ experience in scaffolding and access and is passionate about increasing safety standards throughout the industry.




About NASC

The NASC is the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK and aims to promote high standards of safety in the industry. It produces a wide range of industry-recognised safety and technical guidance, which is accepted as the industry standard by the HSE, Build UK, CITB and principal contractors alike.


james sainsburyJames Sainsbury, international fall protection specialist, MSA Safety

James has worked in the fall protection industry for more than 15 years, initially with Latchways, fulfilling roles as design and specification team leader, area sales manager and account manager for Horizontal Systems, UK. After MSA Safety’s acquisition of Latchways in 2015 he became fall protection sales leader for the UK and Republic of Ireland, managing revenue growth in the construction, renewable energy, aviation and telecom/transmission sectors. Recently, he moved into a new role as international fall protection specialist (architecture and roofing).


 MSA SafetyAbout MSA Safety

MSA Safety was founded in 1914 and is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. Its product line is used by workers in a diverse range of sectors including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military.


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