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MATS Rooftop Worker Safety & Access

The Rooftop Worker Safety & Access course is designed to support the safety of those individuals who access and work on flat rooftops, for example in the telecommunications and broadcast industry, as well as others.

Developed in collaboration with the telecommunications and broadcast industry Mast and Tower Safety (MATS) Group, the scheme standards detail the skills and underpinning knowledge required to access and work safely on flat roofs. The scheme does not include working on pitched or fragile roofs.

This 1 day course provides Arqiva Gateway access and forms part of our telecoms climber passport.

Training takes place at the Training Centre, Middlewich, Cheshire which is an EUSR Approved Site.

  • Delegates must be 18 years and over.

  • All delegates must be able to certify they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height prior to commencement of training.  (A list of conditions that could affect practical training is available upon request.  If in doubt, call our team on 01782 438813 for advice prior to booking).

  • You Can Do It .Training or our training partners reserve the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.

  • Work Position Harness

  • Work Restraint, Work Position and Fall Arrest Lanyards

  • Horizontal Transfastener Type Systems

  • Temporary Horizontal Safety Lines

  • Permanently Installed Vertical Systems

  • Double Lanyards

  • SpanSet Safe Lifting Kit

  • Temporary Anchor Points (Weighted Anchors)

  • Retractable Type Fall Arrester (Fall Arrest Block)


Theory/Practical Activities (Knowledge, understanding & practical skills).

  • Legislation & safety standards that apply to working on a rooftop. 

  • Assessing risk’s related to rooftop access.

  • Managing common hazards.

  • Using harnesses.

  • Using fall arrest lanyards.

  • Selecting appropriate anchor points including ‘weighted’ anchors.

  • Using fixed fall arrest & work restraint systems

  • Using work position lanyards.

  • Using additional fall prevention equipment.

  • Suspension Intolerance (syncope) awareness.

  • Lifting & Lowering Systems.

  • Demonstrating climbing techniques,

  • Consideration of emergencies & rescue arrangements.


The course is delivered & assessed in English only. The course includes both a written & practical assessment. Please contact the training team on 01606 737494 to discuss reasonable adjustments.


On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

If you need any more information please email or call 01782 438813

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