MATS Telecom Climber Roof & RF Hazards – New Starters (inc. EUSR Registration)

ARQIVA Gateway approved training provider – MATS bundled course for people starting out in the Telecoms industry and are required to access all parts of a typical structure and roof area. Contains RF Hazards – Awareness and Monitoring content. Offers participants a cost saving of 5%

Includes Energy & Utility Skills Registration (EUSR) registration – see below for details.

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This course conforms to MATS requirements and is Arqiva approved for the Gateway access scheme.

MATS Telecom Climber Roof & RF Hazards is a 4 day course designed for new starters in the telecoms industry who require access to all parts of a typical tower structure and roof area.

The course package provides sufficient knowledge to allow participants to work safely. The package contains the following courses run over 4 consecutive days:

  • MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue – developed by the Mast & Tower Safety Group (MATS) in collaboration with EUSR to support the safety of workers on towers and masts in the telecoms and broadcast industries.
  • MATS Rooftop Worker – Safety & Access – designed to support the safety of those individuals who access and work on flat rooftops, particularly in the telecoms industry and is a mandatory requirement to work on BT and Arqiva sites.
  • RF hazards – for contracting staff, supervisors and managers who are concerned with access areas close to radio frequency transmission equipment used in the telecommunications industry.

The course provides a range of skills for climbing towers and accessing flat roofs, including the use of all safety equipment and tower rescue kits.

Includes the elements of a Safe System of Work, including equipment selection and pre-use inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, method statements and emergency procedures. Evacuation and rescue are practised at height.

RF hazards introduces the new Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016.

Course costs include EUSR registration fee and EUSR Virtual Card. In order to access their virtual card, participants must download the ‘Vircarda’ app on their mobile phone (either Android or Apple). More details are available from EUSR website.

Tower Climbing Course elements covered include:

All of – syllabus TFP0 – Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA), plus:

  • Legal, personal and medical requirements for work at height.
  • Risk assessment, method statements, emergency procedures.
  • Selection, care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Restraint, work positioning, fall arrest systems.
  • Use of ropes and knots.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Roof safety hazards.
  • RF hazard awareness and monitoring.
  • The CEMFAW Regulation 2016.

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Safe use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Proper execution of simulated work task.
  • Climbing techniques, ladder and structure.
  • Climbing techniques and fall protection in exposed locations.
  • Use of temporary and fixed fall protection systems.
  • Use of temporary ladders.
  • Competent rescue of casualty from structure.
  • Ensuring safety of self and others.
  • Roof top restraint systems.
  • Using a commercial RF monitor.

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% discount – on completion of your training course you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

Course Details

Duration: 4 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS8U
Assessment: Assessment is by practical and written test of specific competence elements.
Certification: EUSR QUARTZ online
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.