MUTA’s StructureSafe training recognised by LOCOG

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The StructureSafe on-site safety training course for marquee and temporary fabric structures crews has gained recognition by LOCOG, MUTA has announced.

StructureSafe is now one of several approved certification schemes that LOCOG, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), and their partners will accept as part of their assurance that contractors working on-site have undertaken verifiable industry-specific health and safety awareness training.

The one-day course, available to anyone who works on temporary demountable fabric structures, certifies successful candidates with the understanding they need to work safely on-site. The StructureSafe certificate complements the MUTAmarq-accreditation scheme, which certifies hire companies as competent contractors.

Alec Ferguson, health and safety manager, LOCOG, said: “With lots of contractors on one site, making sure that everyone has relevant competence can be difficult. We are pleased that industry bodies such as MUTA have developed sector-specific safety training which makes our job easier.”

The latest version of Working with LOCOG: Health and Safety Guidance was published on February 1.