The WAHA is a not-for-profit entity, with any profits or excess revenues generated from memberships and activities diverted back into the organisation for research and education purposes.

You should join WAHA if you:

Want access to the latest industry information on working at height and confined space issues in the Australia/New Zealand context;

Are interested in height safety and confined space issues and want to make a contribution to their development and improvement;

Are keen to learn from other industry professionals operating in these industries;​

Are a manufacturer of fall protection or confined space equipment and wish to better understand compliance issues and manufacturing standards;

Are a training organisation keen to learn from other industry professionals and to develop and improve the standards for training in working at heights and confined spaces;

Are an installation company and want to ensure that you can operate as ‘best practice’ in industry, by following the WAHA guidelines for installations;

Are an end user of systems and products and want information about the best way to manage the compliance of your safety systems.

The Working at Height Association of Australia (WAHA) has been established to assist in the ongoing development of products, skills, training, education, methodologies and standards for managing height safety and confined space risks across all industries.

WAHA has always held its industry members to a higher standard than what is expected under local legislative requirements. By ensuring our members agree to and operate under the core values of the Association, we reflect best practice and heighten the bar of expectation for design, installation, processes and procedures.

We understand that some applicants may be discouraged from completing their application, or do not see why such strict requirements are necessary, but we do this to ensure the future safety of all operators at height and in confined spaces.

The WAHA membership structure has been designed to assist those who are starting down the Quality Systems path, providing guidance and resources to help attain those goals, and move up through the tiers.

WAHA membership reflects a commitment to best practice, and it’s connection with your organisation a symbol of quality and assurance to end users.

WAHA is building an international reputation for effective height safety leadership, driven by a constitution that has not been prejudiced by a decline in building standards. To assist in the decision-making by applicant companies, the following explanation of the application process is provided.