We are experts in auditing, compliance and quality assurance. AID has over 10 years’ experience, with 100 years combined experience from our qualified Associates.
We can support you by
- Providing verification against Working at Height & Rescue legislation
- Industry best practice and for training providers BS8454
- Carrying out internal compliance audits to best practice and international industry standards
- Carrying out independent audits against suppliers involved in all aspects of working at height including rope access
- Carrying out verification visits and onsite monitoring
- Support closing out of non-conformances
- Advice on controls, processes and procedures
AID is unique to pull together all these elements, and this enables our clients to be confident that they not only adhere to the minimum requirements, but exceed them by applying up to date best practice across the range of industries and countries we work in.
Why do we need to be Audited?
We can provide a verification audits and consultancy to ensure compliance for those companies working to either or both the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) code of practice and ISO 22846 standards, or wishing to obtain IRATA accreditation.
The BS ISO 22846 standard is now official and comprises two parts under the general title; Personal equipment for protection against falls – Rope access systems:
- Part 1: Fundamental principles for a system of work
ISO 22846-1 was published in 2003 and was adopted as a British Standard in July 2012.
The standard provides the fundamental principles for the use of rope access methods for work at height. It is applicable to the use of rope-access methods on buildings, other structures (e.g. on or offshore) or natural features (e.g. cliff faces), during which ropes are suspended from or connected to a structure or natural feature; and is applicable to situations where ropes are used as the primary means of access, egress or support and as the primary means of protection against a fall.
- Part 2: Code of practice
ISO 22846-2 was published in 2012 with immediate publication as a British Standard.
Part 2 expands on the fundamental principles outlined in ISO 22846-1 and gives recommendations for: planning and management; operative competence and responsibilities of personnel; supervision; the selection, use and care of equipment; and advice on how to implement a ‘safe system of work’.
There may be other issues to consider also, depending upon the nature and location of the work, the competence and experience of the operatives (as well as local or regional legal requirements).