The Climbing Wall Association is the standard setting organization for the manufactured climbing wall industry. The CWA develops standards in two key areas:
Standards for the design and engineering of manufactured climbing structures.
Operational standards for climbing facilities.
CWA standards committees address important issues regarding the use and safety of products, facilities, and services related to the climbing wall industry. Climbing Wall Association standards programs provide consensus-based forums for the development of sound standards.
The CWA maintains standard-setting policies and procedures, designed to reflect model standard-setting practices, which must be met in the development and approval of any future CWA standard.
CWA standards are intended to be developed and maintained in the best interests, mutually, of consumers who use climbing specialty products, manufacturers of these products, and other properly interested parties such as commercial climbing gyms and other climbing wall operators.
Standards are intended to promote industry self-regulation, and to provide useful information to government, consumers, manufacturers, and owner/operators of climbing walls.
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