Translation of UIAA Safety Label video into over 20 languages

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First published in 2022, a video explainer about the UIAA Safety Label is now available in over 20 languages. Full details of the translations can be found below. UIAA member associations and Safety Label Holders are encouraged to share the video on their platforms.

Showcase of the different language videos

The UIAA Safety label or the acronym ‘UIAA’  can be found on climbing and mountaineering gear worldwide. These four letters signify that this piece of climbing equipment has been accredited to meet the UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation’s –  global safety standards.

The UIAA Safety Commission (SafeCom), responsible for the development of UIAA Safety Standards for over 25 types of climbing gear, has recently produced an animation explaining both the importance of the UIAA Safety Label and how the process of accrediting a piece of equipment actually works.

Climbers can search for certified equipment (gear with the UIAA Safety Label) through the UIAA’s dedicated database (over 2,500 certificates currently granted) and also view a list of accredited Safety Label holders, over 70 manufacturers and brands worldwide. Another database identifies certified equipment which has either been recalled or has a recent safety warning.

Furthermore, purchase of climbing equipment bearing the UIAA Safety Label supports the UIAA and its global mission to support and promote climbing and mountaineering.

The video is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Bengali, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Macedonian, Nepalese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian. Please visit the dedicated YouTube playlist to view the videos.

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