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The UIAA Safety Commission works closely with the industry to develop standards to minimize accidents caused by equipment failure. A certified piece of mountaineering or climbing equipment carries a UIAA Safety Label, which indicates the equipment’s compliance with UIAA standards.
The UIAA first started to test ropes in 1960 and now has standards for 20 different categories of safety equipment, including helmets, harnesses and crampons. Want to be UIAA Certified? Please read the Safety Label regulations.
The main feature of UIAA Safety Standards is that they are developed BY mountaineers and climbers, making them the most acceptable standards worldwide. You can find all UIAA standards, pictorials and recommendations for use her.
Certified Equipment and Recalls
Search for UIAA Safety Label certified products available in the market through various brands. This feature enables transparency and also helps UIAA fight MISUSE of its Safety Label Certification. Also see the list of blacklisted products and a list of recalls.
Advice - Techniques and Equipment
A comprehensive list of articles provides advice for climbers and mountaineers on techniques and equipment. These are educational resources and the UIAA holds no liability for their accuracy. Submit your articles to the UIAA for review and possible publication.
A group of manufacturers has issued a recall of certain via ferrata sets following a meeting of the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing ...
The UIAA Safety Commission will meet during ISPO Munich on 6 February 2013 to review and discuss a worldwide warning to users of via ferrata sets t ...
The August newsletter of the UIAA has information on two safety recall notices: ...
Safety Label Login
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