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WHO WE ARE

SAEMA have a long history in delivering the best training and guidance in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry. We are committed to advancing safety through raising the standards in best practice. We have a range of objectives in place to ensure you're in safe hands. Read More

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OUR AIMS

PARTICIPATE

To participate in the development of national and international standards relevant to the façade access equipment industry.

ENCOURAGE

To encourage adherence to safe and best practice for the provision of access to buildings and other structures for the purposes of cleaning and maintenance.

PROMOTE

To promote co-operation between its members and the work at height industry in  general.

COOPERATE

To co-operate with other organisations, specialist bodies and institutions (property developers, architects, planning supervisors, insurance companies, facilities managers, etc) involved in the provision and maintenance of façade access systems and  equipment.

ACT

To act in the best interests of the client in all matters relating to the design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and testing of systems and equipment.

EDUCATION

To educate our members through our bespoke industry-leading training platform

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Training

To enable people to learn about how temporary and permanent access systems work and how to use them safely, we believe, we have created online resources that demonstrate activities in the most straightforward way possible. We are firmly of the view that people working at height across the UK should have access to high-quality, subject-specific and quality-assured resources, so that participates can learn safely and effectively.

Our resource centre is home to a range of visually appealing videos – packed full of industry-leading practice and inspiration to enhance the learning experience.

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News

New talent retention scheme for construction industry

The Construction Leadership Council has launched the Talent Retention Scheme (CLC TRS) to keep essential talent within the UK Construction industry. Sustainability of skilled personnel is one of the biggest issues facing the construction industry, and one which SAEMA is

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Draft Building Safety Bill Update

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is formulating its response to the draft Building Safety Bill, including a submission to the parliamentary pre-legislative inquiry on the Bill. SAEMA – Specialist Access and Engineering Maintenance Association – has observed this development with

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As construction output increases, access industry offers unique solutions

It has been reported by the Construction Leadership council that monthly construction output grew by 17.6% in July 2020, following the record monthly growth of 23.5% in June 2020. However, the level of construction output in July 2020 was 11.6%

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Case Study

Project
30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London

Saema member
Integral Cradles Ltd, Gatwick Airport

Equipment Supplied
Façade access system based on ‘moving technology’

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ABOUT

SAEMA is the national trade body for the permanent and temporary façade access equipment industry. With members nationwide, we have services across the UK to provide and support each and every member. SAEMA is the only trade association dedicated to this specialist sector, and we are committed to advancing safety, standards and best practice in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry.
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