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The MATS Group are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our next annual conference which will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Wednesday 22nd April 2020.   Thanks to our headline sponsor Virtua who have agreed to support the event once again.   Tickets can be purchased by clicking here We have had an excellent response from over 25 exhibitors and confirm Nationwide Platforms, Petzl, Arco, Commhoist, Never Let Go will all be attending along with a host of others including: XI Training, Safety at Height, Abaris, Ridgegear, Harken, P2ML, Tracked Access, Heightec, Link Microtek, Maser Comms, Spanset, Data Structures, FLI Structurers, Straightpoint, and  Swann Engineering. The conference committee is putting together another interesting and varied range of speakers for the event but is also keen to see if any stakeholders or interested parties have any particular issues or subjects you would like to be covered at the conference? If you have any particular relevant topic suggestions please email your suggestions to conference@matsgroup.info ...

Congratulations to Iain Leyland from Balfour Beatty who was chosen as the winner of our recent Photo Competition at the MATS Conference and wins a £100 Marks & Spencer Voucher. We had over 160 entries and the standard was very high with some outstanding photographs demonstrating Working at Height.    ...

On behalf of the MATS Group I would like to thank everyone for attending our 3rd annual conference at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 24th April.   We hope everyone enjoyed the event and found the day to be very worthwhile with interesting speakers and a good selection of suppliers to the industry on show. Our special thanks go to our headline sponsor VIRTUA and our "Gold Sponsors" Nationwide Platforms, Arco Professional Safety Services and 3M. Without the support of these companies and our various exhibitors we would not be able to create an event of this nature. Also, I would like to extend my personal gratitude to the MATS Conference Committee who give up their time to help produce a great event despite their busy day jobs!   Feedback   We had around 250 delegates attend the event and early feedback suggests it was a great success but obviously there will always be areas we can improve upon so please do let us know by emailing conference@matsgroup.info with any suggestions.  We have also sent out a questionnaire and we will be looking at attendees and exhibitor comments with interest to keep improving the conference and ensuring it is relevant and a good use of your time. You can view the feedback so...

From Towerexchange regarding changes to the standards for vertical fall arrest systems: About this webinar We are proud to present this TowerXchange and MSA Safety webinar on working at height.  As a tower owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that employees and contractors working at height on your infrastructure are doing so as safely as possible.  This webinar, presented by two of MSA’s leading experts on the topic, including Tim Bissett, Technical Manager of MSA Safety’s Fall Protection range and a leading voice in the development of international standards through his work as a member of both the BSI Technical Committee PH/5 and the American National Standards Institute ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Committee.  They will address both the legislative and operational steps you need to take to ensure that your fall protection systems are compliant and future-proof.  Find out about the steps needed to bring your fall protection up to speed, and take part in a detailed Q&A session.  Take this opportunity to get the inside story on how fall protection legislation is developing, and what steps you can take now to ensure your systems will comply with future demands. As a tower owner, the onus is on YOU to ensure your workers are...

Following the success of the inaugural 2017 MATS Conference and the 2018 follow up event, the MATS Group is now inviting interest from potential sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for our next event which will be held in the Midlands in April 2019. Speaker proposal forms and information on sponsor/exhibitor packages available by clicking the links below: Sponsorship and Exhibitors Packages Presenter Proposal   Any queries please email enquiries@matsgroup.info...

Call for feedback - DRAFT Guidance Note GN-018  - Risk Assessment and Method Statements   The MATS Group have drafted a new Guidance Note GN-018 and would like to receive feedback on this draft approach to communicating uncertainty from industry experts and officials who are involved in Working at Height and RF issues. We will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted and these will be taken into consideration if found to be relevant and appropriate to include in the final version of the document. Click here to download the draft GN-018 notes. Please forward any comments to enquiries@matsgroup.info before Friday 13th July 2018....