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Scaffold & Access Industry Association Strategic Plan 
2015- 2024

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association is the global leader in advocacy and support on the safe use of scaffold and access equipment.  To enhance and strengthen this leadership position, as well as expand the depth, breadth and pace of the industry, we have committed to do more.

On February 16, 2015 the SAIA Board of Directors unanimously approved a 10 year leadership path for SAIA in which we will fulfill our commitment to advance and promote working safely in the scaffold and access industry. 

The foundation of the SAIA 2014 – 2024 strategic plan is a bold vision for the scaffold & access industry, going beyond what SAIA can achieve on its own.  This vision sets clear milestones for SAIA to accelerate progress.  While it will not be possible to achieve this vision alone, SAIA has a unique role in changing the scaffold and access industry. 

Download SAIA ten year strategic plan 2014 - 2024

  • Mission / Vision / Core Values
  • Membership
  • Education
  • Resource
  • Communication
  • Codes & Standards

Mission, Vision and Core Values

To ensure those who make, install, depend on or govern the use of scaffold and access equipment pursue the highest standards of safety, craftsmanship and ethics.

To lead the advancement and promotion of safety in the scaffold and access industry utilizing resources, education and communication.

To Advance and promote working safely in the scaffold and access industry.


  • Excellence – Committed to excellence in developing and promoting best practices in the scaffold and access industry
  • Education – Educate through training, deliverables and regulatory collaboration
  • Knowledge – to provide expertise, direction and resources to industry professionals
  • Integrity – To act in accordance with the highest professional standards, avoiding real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible and to disclose them to affected parties when they exist
  • Safety – Dedicated to the highest standards of safety in the scaffold and access industry


SAIA will increase member value for the purpose of expanding and diversifying membership.

Membership in SAIA provides an opportunity for a seat at the table in an association that effects positive change in the industry. SAIA values the social connection that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-created achievement.


  • Enhance SAIA’s image as a credible professional and legitimate organization
  • Be aware of the ever-changing member needs
  • Increase the value to event attendees, vendors and sponsors
  • Increase member outreach and engagement
  • Increase volunteer participation and showcase activities and achievements
  • Grow membership


SAIA will provide high quality professional development activities that increase the level of competency for those working in the scaffold and access industry.

By understanding the target audience’s educational needs, SAIA will develop specific aids tailored to their individual requirements and provide an effective delivery vehicle; thereby professionally expanding industry knowledge and increasing the overall competency level.

Education Objectives

  • Identify target audience
  • Expand and improve deliverables to meet the needs of membership and industry
  • Identify and utilize effective delivery methods


SAIA will be the primary resource for industry data, technical knowledge and regulatory guidance.

As the primary resource of industry data and technical information, SAIA will build strong relationships with government agencies and trade organizations. Through these efforts, SAIA will collect, maintain, analyze and disseminate results to the industry.


  • Increase industry’s awareness to existing resources
  • Increase participation of data collection
  • Maintain and expand Federal OSHA and industry alliances
  • Develop regional  and State OSHA alliances


Deliver effective communication as the voice of the scaffold and access industry.

SAIA recognizes the importance of communication on multiple levels. To improve our branding strategies we will champion our body of work to membership and general industry through internal and external methods. SAIA will open channels to collaborate more effectively throughout the diverse industry segments, emphasizing the value of networking and the importance of an educated work force.


  • Recognize and execute internal and external marketing program
  • Develop a comprehensive branding and strategy program
  • Expand and improve strategic communication efforts through technology
  • Increase awareness of  the employers’ responsibility to provide appropriate training
  • Promote the value of networking 

Codes & Standards

SAIA will influence the development, understanding and promotion of published codes, standards and other regulatory bodies of work for those in the scaffold and access industry.

Technology will drive the need for new standards. Regulatory bodies will become more dependent on industry experts for the development and guidance of codes and standards. Regulation, innovation, and litigation continues to impact the need for more training.

1. Increase industry's awareness of existing resources
2. Work with OSHA and other government entities to collaborate on new and updated legislation and regulations
3. Continually increase the value of the SAIA Secretariat to the ASC A92 Main Committee

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