Association MUTA releases new marquee code of practice

Trade association for the marquee industry the Made-Up Textiles Association (MUTA) has released its latest code of practice for temporary structure suppliers, just in time for the busy summer season.

MUTA has released its latest code of practice for temporary structure suppliers
MUTA has released its latest code of practice for temporary structure suppliers
The MUTAmarq Code of Practice ‘Safe Use and Operation of Marquees and Temporary Structures’ was last revised in Spring 2008, and has been updated to reflect non-standard fabrics, unusual shapes and health and safety issues such as preventative measures to combat the hazard of hidden underground services (cables and pipes).

"We have included the requirement for members to train their crews using the MUTA StructureSafe on-site safety course or a recognised industry equivalent," said MUTA president Tony Marsh.

"This accreditation, coupled with our MUTA NVQ Development programme, reinforces our commitment to improving skills within our industry. While clients are expected to provide their contractors with a safe site and let them know where underground cables and pipes are located, those contractors are also responsible for keeping their workers safe.

"This is why MUTA is now recommending our members, as part of their pre-erection survey, to dig discovery holes and or scan the ground for hidden services where there is any doubt. To help our members to comply, we have made a great deal with a Cable Avoidance Tool supplier to provide equipment and training at a reduced rate."

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