UIAA Safety Label

The UIAA Safety Label logo is a registered trademark of the UIAA. The UIAA Safety Label on a piece of equipment means that samples of the equipment have been tested by an accredited, independent third party and shown to satisfy the requirements set forth in the UIAA standard. However, no lab testing can ever truly reflect the range of situations encountered in practice. Purchase of climbing equipment bearing the UIAA Safety Label supports the UIAA and its global mission to support and promote climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA currently accredits over 2,000 safety labels to more than 70 manufacturers around the world.

Safety Labels
Safety Standards
Accredited Laboratories

Application for a UIAA Safety Label

The UIAA label on a piece of mountaineering or climbing equipment attests it to be of the highest international standards for safety having met the requirements of the relevant UIAA standard.

Benefits for manufacturers of climbing equipment

  • Confirmation that your equipment is tested to the most stringent and respected international standards.
  •  Usage of the UIAA Safety Label trademark on certified products.
  •  Opportunity to join the UIAA Safety Commission annual plenary meetings where Standards are created and updated.
  • Belong to working groups and have access to all data information of the UIAA’s network of experts.
  • Network with climbing and mountaineering manufacturers and experts from around the world to build the future of equipment safety.

How to apply for a UIAA Safety Label

  • Send samples of your climbing and mountaineering equipment to an accredited UIAA laboratory for certification.
  • Register your company using the apply button below.
  • Proceed with an application for labels of your products.
  • An annual fee of 400 euros and 40 euros per product is required.
  • Once registered and approved, a manufacturer becomes a UIAA Safety Commission member with voting rights.

Important: The UIAA Safety Label logo trademark is registered internationally and may only be used for products that have been certified by the UIAA and registered as such.