Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)


ACCT develops, refines and publishes standards for installing, maintaining and managing challenge courses, provides forums for education and professional development and advocates for the challenge course industry.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)


Voluntary consensus standards pertaining to work and industry, including fall protection, safety equipment, etc. ANSI is the official USA contact for ISO standards.

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)


America’s oldest and largest professional safety organization for professionals managing, supervising and consulting on safety, health, and environmental issues.

ASTM International


Full consensus, voluntary standards on a variety of topics including search and rescue operations and equipment.

Cordage Institute (CI)


Cordage standards pertaining to all varieties of rope, including life safety rope.

Mountain Rescue Association (MRA)

Volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and safety education.

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)


Membership organization furthering professional, literary and scientific knowledge and training in rescue fields.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Industry consensus standards pertaining to public and firefighter safety. Pertinent standards include professional qualifications, technical rescue, and life safety rope and equipment.

National Park Service (NPS)


Federal organization that oversees national parks and what happens in them.

National Safety Council (NSC)


A membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

800-321-OSHA (6742)

Federal regulatory agency regulating workplace safety through mandatory regulations. Pertinent regulations include fall protection and confined space.

Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT®)

Resource for information, networking, and support for companies and workers who use on-the-job rope access techniques.