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 radio-frequency (RF) equipment.


This website is jointly managed by the MATS Group member companies (Members) who fund the activities of the group, namely:


  • Airwave Solutions
  • Arqiva
  • Babcock
  • BT
  • CTIL
  • EE
  • KCOM Group
  • Ministry of Defence
  • NATS
  • National Crime Agency
  • National Rail Telecom
  • O2
  • Shere Consulting
  • Vodafone
  • Wireless Infrastructure Group
  • Spyder
  • Shared Access




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 which holds the domain names and contracts with the website host on behalf of Members.  AB700 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.




The MATS Group does not collect personal data about visitors to this website.



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.

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