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 worker is currently required to have the following in date certificates as a minimum: -
MATS Basic Climber and Rescue Flat roof / Rooftop Access Emergency 1st AidClimbers MedicalRF Safety Awareness
Whilst the MATS Group acknowledges that some training providers are continuing face to face courses, there are challenges with reduced delegate numbers on a course, overnight accommodation and further pressures with the Tier 4 and lockdown announcements. After risk assessment, some Employers will not allow their people to travel extensively, stay in overnight accommodation or attend face to face training courses.
The MATS Group will allow conditional extensions as outlined below though please note the following statement: -
“In all cases, Employers have a responsibility to ensure that a full risk assessment is carried out on every individual to ensure that the organisation is satisfied they still have the necessary skills and competency to carry out their activities”.
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