It was with great sadness that The Working at Heights Association (WAHA) announced the passing of Rick Millar in late August, following a recent battle with cancer.
Rick had been the CEO of the WAHA for a little over 2 years, after a distinguished career working with a number of manufacturers of fall protection equipment, in a career lasting 50 plus years.
Rick was also a founding member of the SF015 committee for Standards Australia, seeing through the creation and subsequent revisions of the ASNZS 1891 Standard. He was also the current Chair of the ISO fall protection Standard. Naturally his experience, generous commitment of time and goodwill to assist people in any way he could, will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of interacting with him.
It is difficult to quantify a lifetimes work, for such a career which has impacted thousands without them even knowing the scope of effort, care and commitment to safety shown by Rick.
With the direction and support of the board of the WAHA, Scott Barber has agreed to act as CEO of the organisation and assumes this role immediately.