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  • MATS have now completed the first stage of the process for creating a Roof Worker Syllabus.  We believe it reflects the present working practices and situations that will be faced by those persons authorised to access our infrastructure.  We have considered a number of the existing trainin

  • The MATS Group Spring Newsletter 2021 is available now. The newsletter features a sad but fond farewell to former MATS Chair Alan Trueman, a look into Psittacosis and other diseases caused by exposure to bird droppings and a look into the balance of mental and physical health.

  • In light of the latest announcement by the UK Government on the easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK, the MATS group has reviewed the options available to us in order to support our industry in maintaining the infrastructure that enables key services to be provided. In order to work at heig

  • In light of the latest lockdown restrictions across the UK, the MATS group has reviewed the options available to us in order to support our industry in maintaining the infrastructure that enables key services to be provided. In order to work at height on MATS Group telecommunications structures, a w

  • The MATS Group Winter Newsletter 2020 is available now. The newsletter features the groups latest response to the Covid-19 outbreak, an update on the 2021 MATS Group Conference as well welcoming our latest member MBNL

  • The MATS Group continues to closely monitor the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the announcement of the second national lockdown in England from 5th November. We encourage all training providers and delegates to continue to follow all Government and devolved Government advice. At present, the majorit

  • In March 2020, due to the restrictions imposed by the UK Government due to COVID-19, the MATS Group proposed an interim extension to certain certifications required for working at height. This original training extension expired on 20th September 2020. The MATS group has reviewed the options availab

  • The MATS Group Autumn Newsletter 2020 is available now. The newsletter features the groups latest reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, an update on the 2021 MATS Group Conference as well as looking at the new working at height training course.

  • The MATS Group has revised and updated Guidance Note GN-005 “Medical Requirements for Climbing Masts & Towers”. We are now inviting all stakeholders for feedback/suggestions for this draft document and we welcome your views. Click to download Guidance Note GN-005 Please send your com

  • Please note that some climbers will have been issued with EUSR registration cards that have a 14 month period stated on them. This was created to offer climbers a grace period from which if you missed the course expiry date, you would not be deleted from the EUSR database for 2 months. This has resu