Dear Members and Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rick Millar on the 26th of August 2021, due to a recent battle with cancer.

Rick had been the CEO of the WAHA for a little over 2 years, after a distinguished career working with a number of manufacturers of fall protection equipment, in a career lasting over 50 years.

Rick was also a founding member of the SF015 committee for Standards Australia, seeing through the creation and subsequent revisions of the ASNZS 1891 Standard. He is also the current Chair of the ISO fall protection Standard and naturally his experience, generous commitment of time and goodwill to assist people in any way he could, will be sadly missed by all people who had the pleasure of interacting with him.

With the direction and support of the board of the WAHA, Scott Barber has agreed to act as CEO of the organisation and assumes this role immediately. In the days to come we will pass on any further information as necessary to those who may wish to offer messages of support to his friends and family.


Michael Biddle
Chair, WAHA

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