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MATS Refresher in Tower Climbing & Rescue Training Course (EU Skills)

1 day course
160 minutes
270 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This MATS Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue requalification course is for those who need to renew their expired certification for the full 3-day course. This course has been designed and developed to be in accordance with the requirements of the MATS Basic Tower & Rescue scheme specification – and has been approved by Energy & Utility Skills (EUSR).

Please note: the fee for this course includes the EUSR registration fee.

This course covers legislation and safety standards, risk assessments and the use of safe systems of work. This course is highly practical and includes a lengthy session on working safely at height.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This course will refresh learners knowledge and skills so they are able to continue working safely on towers and masts in the telecommunications and broadcast industry – including climbing, using equipment and tower rescue.

Delegates who complete this course will update knowledge to ensure they:

  • Understand mobile towers and masts legislation and safety standards
  • Be able to inspect and use personal equipment for working at height including safety harnesses, fall protection systems, fall distances and anchors
  • Understand and be able to use other working at height equipment including edge protection. Mechanical descenders, back up devices, retractable lines, ropes, knots and slings
  • Understand other considerations and rescue from height including ladders, suspension syncope (trauma) and casualty management
  • Be able to undertake rescue from height

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is delivered by highly experienced instructors – many of whom are real-life rescuers. All our trainers have completed regulated assessor awards.

To successfully complete this course and receive an Energy & Utility Skills certification; delegates must pass continual assessment through the course and a multiple choice questionnaire to ensure theoretical understanding. 

This is a mandatory 1-day annual renewal training programme, and the certification lasts for 1 year.

Theory 1:12; Practical 1:6

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What is the MATS Group?

The MATS group is an industry forum for owners and operators of masts and towers in the UK used for broadcast and telecommunications. Their main focus is on work at height and radio frequency safety and they aim to create industry guidance for infrastructure owners, site sharers and contractors. Their website provides details of the companies supporting the group along with other information that may be useful. 

Is the EUSR MATS approved accreditation mandatory for those who work on masts and towers in any particular sector, such as telecoms?

The EUSR scheme is open to all tower climbers, and both experienced or new climbers therefore, EUSR do not specify that it is for any specific industry.

MATS Group members include: Airwave Solutions, Arqiva, BT, CTIL, EE, KCOM Group, MoD, NATS, National Crime Agency, Network Rail Telecom, O2, Shere Consulting, Wireless Infrastructure Group, Vodafone, Shared Access, Spyder Facilities Ltd and many of these are likely to insist on their climbers holding EUSR MATS registration to access their sites and climb.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45am and finishes at about 3.30pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

What is included in the price?

Course materials, EUSR registration fee, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

Energy & Utility Skills certificates are posted as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

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