The need for a collective voice is arguably greater than ever at the moment, with a general increase in the volume of standardisation and regulation affecting the industry.
Examples include Government guidance on flame retardancy and structural stability of marquees, legislation affecting HF welding machinery, legislation affecting safety of lifting slings, draft European standards on marquee manufacture, draft European standards on healthcare textiles, a draft British standard on scaffold sheets and the implementation of the Environmental Protection Act.
The Performance Textiles Association maintains active representation on relevant bodies in such cases and has been recognised as the voice of the industry. We are the assessment centre for NVQ Events (Temporary Structures) and we are also the leading body behind the PIPA inflatable play inspection scheme
Not only do members have their voice heard where it counts but also enjoy a whole host of other technical services, from accreditation schemes to simple reference.
All our members carry an enhanced reputation by simply displaying our logo but the marketing advantage does not stop there - Marketing material and codes of practice can give members a real edge.
Add to these the real and significant financial benefits of reduced rates on a number of services, free business support and legal advice, also unique networking opportunities at events and you will see that our association really means business
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