TRS Safety training is currently an approved Arqiva / MATS Group (Mast and Towers Group) training provider. All TRS Safety Training courses in this section are Arqiva / MATS approved and comply with Arqiva Gateway minimum course content requirements.
From 1st January 2020, All Climber and rescue courses will have to be accredited to MATS / EUSR, Energy Utilities Services Register. TRS IS currently going through accreditation approval and hopefully authorised to deliver the new MATS / EUSR Initial Climber and Basic climber courses. To gain access to Arqiva and MATS sites, all climbers will have to be certified to the new Initial and Basic climber standards. All current climber and rescue certs will be honoured until dec 31st 2020. By the 1st Jan 2021, all climbers then must be EUSR certified. For further information on EUSR certs, please drop an email to email@example.com
Please check with your employer and Arqiva what level of certification and training will be required.
Work Solution 1. Operators working on Arqiva / MATS rooftops only but not in a position of a fall, will now need the minimum of Rooftop Access / Rooftop Worker and RF Awareness. Arqiva no longer accept the half day Rooftop Safety Awareness course as a level of competency.
Work solution 2. Operators working on rooftops within a fall potential / Ladder climbing will need the minimum of RF Awareness and Rooftop Access.
Work solution 3. Any operators climbing structures will need a minimum of Rooftop Access, RF Awareness, Advanced Climber, Or EUSR Initial or Basic climber certs, First Aid at Heights and Tower and Structural Rescue.
Some companies working on Arqiva sites ask, all levels of employees to have the maximum level of training. This would normally take 5 days of training and involve attending all the courses in work solution number three. Some companies / Auditors may ask for Rooftop and Ladder Rescue cerification.
What are the differences between Rooftop Safety Awareness and Rooftop Access / Worker?
The Rooftop Safety Awareness course provides the student with a non practical classroom based course. The worker would normally gain access to a roof through a door and have no potential of falling either through the roof , down ladders or over the edge of a roof. The course does not teach the student the use of harnesses or restraint systems, Climbing vertical ladders. The environment this worker may be working in would be one with correct height edge protection.
The Rooftop Access / Worker course provides the student with the course content from the Awareness course in the morning then they are taught the correct techniques of Work restraint, Work Positioning and Fall Arrest systems of work. This includes the use of harnesses. The envirnoment the Rooftop Access worker may be deployed to is a rooftop environment where there is a risk of falling either through a roof, down a ladder or over an unprotected edge.
All course fees are shown excluding VAT at 20%. All full days courses are inclusive of a buffet meal.