MATS Conference


The Mast and Tower Safety Group (MATS) are holding our second annual conference and will bring together the industry to share ideas and help determine how we can continue to improve safety standards.

Who are MATS?

The MATS Group consists of organisations that own or manage masts and towers where there is significant work at height and occupational radio frequency (RF) hazards. The aim of the Group is to provide and share information and guidance on safe working at height and occupational RF issues related to the broadcast and communications infrastructure.


What’s the day all about?

We have a varied programme designed to promote discussion and debate but also to provide informative updates on topics that challenge us all on a daily basis. There will be a supplier area so you can see the latest equipment and services on offer.

Who is this event aimed at?

The event is aimed at any company working within the broadcast and telecommunication industry that climbs masts and towers but more specifically health and safety professionals, operational managers and company directors.


Who is presenting?

We have a number of presenters and facilitators from within the industry client and contractor base, suppliers and will feature a special presentation on Dropped Object Protection.


Topics will include:

The aim of MATS group and the role we playing in creating industry guidance

Introduction to Human Performance

MATS Training Standards

Trailblazer Rigger Apprenticeship

Dropped Object Protection

National Register of RF Workers – What’s the research to date telling us? Representative from the University of Birmingham will be exhibiting

Use of MEWPS within the Telecoms / Broadcast Industry

We will finish the conference with a question time panel made up of presenters and exhibitors.

An opportunity to visit the Headingley Museum will be offered from 3:30 – 4:30 after the conference.


The conference will be held at:

Emerald Headingley Stadium,
St Michael’s Lane,



Headingley Lodge

Tel:  02476 523904