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  • 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

  • The institute of Engineering and Technology feels there has been an “infodemic” of misleading and false information about 5G and alleged health effects. Some of it is pure fantasy, but there have also been sincere concerns expressed by some people, including scientists, who are not up to date with h

  • 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 is due to expire on the 20th June 2020. The MATS group has reviewed the options

  • The MATS Group Summer Newsletter 2020 is available now. The newsletter features the groups reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, an update on the 2020 MATS Group Conference as well as a article on the recent attacks on telecommunications and broadcast structures by 5G protesters.

  • We would like to thank everybody who purchased tickets and who agreed to exhibit at our 4th MATS Annual Conference which was originally due to take place in April and then October due to the Covid-19 situation. Leading up to the event our top priority remains the safety, health and well-being of you

  • We are pleased to welcome WPD Telecoms as new members of the MATS Group.

  • As we approach the end of 2019 here is an update regarding the Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue scheme. EUSR have carried out a number of approval visits of training providers and overall this appears to have flowed quite smoothly.  One area where we have noted common issues is around the formal IQ

  • The Mast and Tower Safety Group would like to clarify its position on  the recently published  MBNL mandatory training  requirements for Safe Lifting and Lowering  in the telecommunications sector.   Whilst we actively encourage safety improvements within our industry the group is not connected

  • 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 purc