Raising standards in temporary and permanent façade access

The only trade association dedicated to this specialist sector, SAEMA is committed to advancing safety, standards and best practice in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry. Its member companies provide safe places of work for those tradesmen involved in working at height to install and maintain façades.

  • Equipment and systems designed, manufactured, installed and maintained by SAEMA members must comply with all current UK and European legislation.

  • The work must conform to the latest industry standards and guidance and satisfy stringent requirements for safety, quality and performance.     

  • It must be accompanied by all statutory documentation including testing, operating and maintenance manuals.

SAEMA members are established, proven and professional companies who set themselves apart through their knowledge, experience and expertise  – and the quality and engineering excellence of their products. Equipment can be permanently installed for the lifetime of a building or bridge, or temporarily installed for the construction phase of a project or the ongoing maintenance of buildings and structures.

A founder member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), and liaising closely with other specialist and standards-setting bodies, including the regulatory authorities, SAEMA participates in the development of national and international standards and is at the forefront of developments to meet the ever changing demands of building design.


For security and confidence – and peace of mind – choose and use a SAEMA member.