This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.matsgroup.info.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site.  By using the site, you accept these terms of use and agree to abide by them.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use our site.


The Mast and Tower Safety (MATS) Group is not a legal entity but is an informal grouping of organisations with a common interest in the safety aspects of working both at height (e.g. on masts and towers, gantries, satellite dishes and roof tops) and with radiofrequency (RF) equipment.

This website is jointly managed by the MATS Group member companies. The members who fund the activities of the group as at July 2020 are:

  • Airwave
  • Arqiva
  • Babcock International
  • BT UK
  • Cellnex UK Ltd
  • Cornerstone
  • KCOM Group
  • MBNL
  • Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • National Air Traffic Services (NATS)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • National Rail Telecom
  • Shared Access Ltd
  • Telefonica (O2)
  • Vodafone
  • WIG
  • National Grid Telecoms


Individual Members are the owners or the licensees of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off copies or download extracts of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.


Whilst the information available on our site aims to help suppliers and contractors to Members or other companies in the industry to understand and develop safe working practices it does not take precedence over laws, regulations and external standards and it does not absolve contractors or suppliers from their responsibility to identify and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations and legal standards.

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility, to the extent permitted by law, arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.


The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law we hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it.

Our site is maintained on behalf of Members by the AB700 Ltd which holds the domain names and contracts with the website host on behalf of Members.  AB700 Ltd accepts no liability for the content of our site.


Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis.  We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.  We aim to update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely.  Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.


MATS Group – Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

All the information on the MATS website or linked to it is provided in good faith. Users of the website are encouraged to check information that they may utilise for their own purposes. The claims, statements and opinions expressed in individual members’ synopsis pages (and any linked websites) is solely attributable to the respective member and in no way represents any endorsement or any approval by MATS.

No member of MATS shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential losses or damages of any kind whatsoever, lost profit, lost data or damage to equipment, injury or death arising out of access to or use of or reliance on the contents of this website or linked websites.


MATS may hold information about you and your Organisation that you have provided. We retain this to assist in the administration of membership, facilitation of events and communications and the general management of MATS online-training.

This enables MATS to provide you with information relating to renewals, updates, Minutes of Meetings, attendance confirmations, dates for your diary and various Industry bulletins that MATS determine to be of interest to members and associated subscribers.

We will not share information about you with any third parties without your consent. We do not make or allow any third parties to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting the MATS website.

The GDPR imposes obligations on organisations that control or process personal data and introduces new rights and protections for EU citizens.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected, and we strictly adhere to the provisions of all relevant Data Protection Legislation, including GDPR, ensuring all personal data is handled in line with the principles outlined in the regulation that state:

Personal data shall be:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed
  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed
  • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

MATS respect our user and learner’s rights to data privacy and protection, and we place a high priority on protecting and managing data in accordance with accepted standards. We are committed to compliance with the GDPR as both a processor and controller of personal data.


Our site does not use cookies.


Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

If you have any questions, please contact enquiries@matsgroup.info                                 July 2020

Promoting working at height
and radio frequency safety