Based in Gurgaon, India, a thriving business and technology hub some 19 miles (30km) south west of the capital New Delhi, Amit Chowdhury (Indian Mountaineering Foundation) has a long-standing relationship with the UIAA. He joined the Safety Commissio...
The UIAA Safety Commission is formed of experts with engineering backgrounds from different UIAA member federations,, as well as, international manufacturers with certified UIAA Safety labels, and accredited testing laboratories. The Safety Commission meets annually and is responsible for developing the UIAA Safety Standards and consequently working to help minimise accidents in mountaineering and climbing.
To ensure the highest standards for safety equipment are in place, the Commission constantly reviews mountaineering and climbing accidents to determine if the standards are at a high enough level. The Commission also accredits the laboratories which test the equipment and shares regular advice to climbers and mountaineers on advice how to treat their equipment, and how best to use it to avoid accidents.
Safety Label holding manufacturers from leading international brands plus Accredited testing laboratories are also represented within the Commission as trade members.