Safety Commission

2014 Safety Commission meeting in Bristol, England

About the Safety Commission

The UIAA Safety Commission works to minimise accidents in mountaineering and climbing by developing and revising technical safety standards for equipment. The UIAA Safety Standards are used by many of the biggest manufacturers of mountaineering equipment and is recognised by climbers all over the world.

We constantly review mountaineering and climbing accidents to determine if the standards are at a high enough level and change them if necessary. We also accredit the laboratories which test the equipment. 

We also give climbers and mountaineers advice how to treat their equipment, and how best to use it to avoid accidents. 

The Safety commission have members from many different UIAA member federations. The manufacturers of equipment which use the UIAA safety standards are also  represented as trade members

Our mission

To minimise accidents in mountaineering and climbing by:
  • Developing standards for mountaineering and climbing equipment to minimise accidents caused by equipment failure or unsafe design.
  • Analysing the market for mountaineering and climbing equipment to determine if the existing standards should be revised.
  • Reviewing mountaineering and climbing accidents to determine if existing standards are at a high enough level and, where necessary, to modify them.
  • Accrediting laboratories that tests mountaineering and climbing equipment to ensure that the test results are in accordance with UIAA standards.

Safety Commission Members



Last Name First Name Country Fed.
Custer (Pres) Dave USA AAC
Bedogni Vittorio Italy CAI
Charlet  Jean-Franck France FFCAM
Chowdhury Amit India IMF
Foster Rob UK BMC
Hellberg Florian Germany DAV
Jarvis Alan South Africa MCSA
Karalis Dimitrios Greece EOOA
Kiener Lionel Switzerland SAC
Senkal
Nail Turkey ZMC
Vasiliev Andrei Russia RMF





Corresponding Members
   
Anderle (CM) Aljaz Slovenia PZS
Bogie (CM) Donald New Zealand
NZAC
Holec (CM) Jan
Check Rep CMF
Lachance (CM) Eric Canada FQME
Lascano (CM) Martin Argentina FASA
Onodera (CM) Hitoshi Japan
JMA
Rauschmayer (CM) Hans Brasil
CBME
Expert Members



Allen  Robert    
Fraser Mark
   
McMillan
Neville    
Schbert
Pit
 
   
Honrary Member
 Zanantoni (CM)
 
Carlo
Italy
CAI
Link to Board Peter Farkas    
 
 


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