MATS – The Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue scheme live for registrations from 1 January 2020

Designed to support the safety of those individuals who work on masts and towers in the telecommunications and broadcasting industry.

Launched earlier this year, the Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue scheme was developed in collaboration with the industry group ‘Mast and Tower Safety’. It’s designed to support the safety of those individuals who work on masts and towers in the telecommunications and broadcasting industry.

The scheme provides a framework to support consistency and relevance in training provision and assessment of competence as well as the relevant requirements of HSE legislation.

 From 1 Jan 2020, individuals climbing masts and towers and those who need to renew their current climbing training certificates, will need to undertake the Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue scheme available through Energy & Utility Skills’ Approved Providers including:

 

  • Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd
  • Miners Rescue Services Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd
  • 8point8 Training Ltd
  • Spanset
  • REAX Ltd
  • Sage Safety & Training
  • Heightec
  • Heightworks
  • XI Training
  • Babcock International

 

Carole Bishop, Head of Registration Services, Energy & Utility Skills, said:

“After working closely with key employers and organisations in the telecoms and broadcasting industry, we launched – on 1 January 2020 – a new scheme to support safety and consistency in training.  The scheme covers the minimum training and assessment required for those working safely on masts and towers as well as HSE requirements. It’s the first of a number of schemes we will be developing with the ‘Mast and Tower Safety’ group.”


Find out More

If you are a Training Provider, employer or business and you would like to be approved to deliver this scheme, you can find out more information about the approval process and the scheme on the EUSR website. Alternatively, you can email us at quality@euskills.co.uk or call 0121 745 1310.