MATS Rooftop Worker Safety & Access

  • 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 01606 738529 for advice prior to booking).
  • SpanSet reserves 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. 

Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.