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MATS Climbing and Tower Rescue Refresher

MATS Basic Tower Climber And Rescue

Course Aim

To refresh and reassess delegates’ knowledge and practical experience to enable them to climb the structure using protected and unprotected access ways and to work safely in a variety of exposed locations. Also to refresh and reassess practical knowledge and experience to enable them to rescue a fellow climber, suspended by a fall arrest lanyard or system, from a tower, mast or pylon using authorised techniques.

Course Content

• Legislation for Working at Height.
• Risk Assessment Awareness
• PPE – pre use checks and fitting (Harness, helmet, fall arrest and positioning lanyards)
• Access ways – protected & unprotected
• Anchor point selection
• Fall arrest lanyard climbing
• Work positioning
• Climbing techniques in exposed locations
• Fixed fall arrest systems
• Temporary fall arrest systems (Fall arrest lines and retractable blocks)
• Appropriate use of knots
• Emergency procedures
• No Shock Tower rescue kit content awareness
• Self-rescue
• Concious casualty lowering
• Abseil Lift and Lower Rescue (No Shock)
• Abseil Cut Rescue
• Casualty care
• Suspension Syncope theory
• Theory and Practical Assessments
The course will involve elements of classroom and practical tuition. Emphasis will, at all times, be on practical climbing under the safe supervision of an instructor.

Aimed At

Experienced climbers that are required to climb on all areas of towers & masts, on MATS operated sites, for construction or maintenance purposes. Examples include: Telecoms climbers and Structural inspectors/surveyors.


Additional Information

Delegates current MATS/EUSR certificate must still be in date or expired by no longer than 12 months to attend the refresher

The option for a non accredited course is also available. Please contact us for more information.


  • Classroom & Practical Training
  • Bracknell
    Eccleshall (Staffordshire)
    Linlithgow (Edinburgh)
  • 1 day
  • 6:1
  • 1 year certification
  • £250 per person
    £1225 per course
    EUSR registration included