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About Us

SAEMA has 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.

Our members are our lifeblood. We have developed and strong and trusted relationship with our members over the years. Becoming a member holds great value, in knowing that your business remains safe and compliant. While choosing a member to work with will guarantee peace of mind.

SAEMA User Training

SAEMA User Training is a truly unique way of engaging, educating and examining those who are tasked with the most dangerous of work activities – working at height.

Part 1 of the User Training is a theory test that can be taken remotely, at the user’s convenience. It can be accessed securely on SAEMA’s training website ( via the user’s computer or device. Part 2 Training is the practical element, which has a standardised syllabus.

Our aims


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.



SAEMA members are serious, professional companies who have chosen to support Europe’s leading work at height trade association.

As a founder member of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), SAEMA and its members are committed to advancing safety and best practice;

Click here to see 10 powerful reasons to become a SAEMA member.


Before SAEMA User Training, the task of giving operatives the required level of background knowledge and experience was widely variable. That’s why SAEMA is advancing the industry with regard to training and worker safety delivered consistently to all users by all member companies.


The SAEMA technical committee meets several times during the year and produces various guidance notes to help its members with all aspects of their business. It also gives guidance to Architects, Consultants, Insurance Inspectors, Facilities Managers etc on what SAEMA recommends as best practice.

Operator Check

SAEMA provides the GoSmart online card checker providing peace of mind  that each operator is qualified.