Working at height Directive - common sense wins the day!

The long-running Working at Height Directive saga has finally come to an end and its good news for climbers. Initially there had been grave worries that the UK, alone in the EU, would require those in the outdoor sector to impliment these stringent safety requirements imposed on other areas of industry. Such nonsense like the need to have warning signs on approach slopes, and the imposing of a totally different set of systems for belays and general protection looked to be heading for our outdoor centres. However after a forceful campaign, which readers to the UKC/Rockfax forums played a significant part in, the MP in charge of implimenting the regulations, Sarah Kennedy, has now exempted the outdoor sector from implementing the regulations.
This represents a great victory for the outdoor industry. Thanks are due to all those who helped by filling out and responding to the campaign we ran on the web site last year.

For the full press release, see the thread below.

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