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17|04|18
April 2018 Newsletter
FREE! Seminar - 9 May 2018. MUTA's 96th AGM. MUTA's Executive Committee. New Member Applications. Use Your Member Benefits. 

FREE! Seminar - 9 May 2018
MUTA’s member-only seminar will take place on 9 May 2018 and we have four excellent sessions lined up which will help your business prepare for new (and existing) legislation. 

This tailored event will take place in the Bosworth Room at Croner House, Wheatfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1YG (directions here) and it will start at 10:00. Refreshments will be available from 09:30.  

The seminar will cover:
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a new law that you must comply with comes into force on 25 May 2018 – are you ready?
  • Employment law – how to avoid ending up in an industrial tribunal and top tips for managing employee discipline and grievance situations
  • Health and safety - prosecution case studies and how to protect your business from being sued
  • MUTA update – recent developments in your trade association and plans for the 100-year anniversary in 2019
There are only 10 spaces remaining so make sure you email info@muta.org.uk to book your place(s). 

MUTA's 96th AGM
MUTA's 96th AGM will take place on 9 May 2018 in the Bosworth Room at Croner House, Wheatfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1YG (directions here).

It will commence after the seminar sessions (detailed above) around 12:00. A complimentary lunch will be available afterwards and you will have an opportunity to network with fellow MUTA members, MUTA's Executive Committee and the Member Services Team. 

MUTA's Executive Committee
MUTA’s Executive Committee (Exec) currently consists of seven representatives and in our February eshot we asked for nominations from members.

As a result, Sam Robinson of Boutipi put herself forward for a position. We’re pleased to announce that Sam has been elected unopposed as there is currently a vacant position on the Exec for members from the small hirer category. 

To find out more about the Exec, please click here

New Member Applications
We are currently processing applications from the following organisations:

Sami Tipi Ltd
www.samitipi.co.uk
 
E H Events & Marquees Ltd
www.eheventsandmarquees.co.uk
 
The Afon Group Ltd
afonevents.com

Florey Marquees
www.florey.co.uk

If you know these organisations, please contact us to let us know if you would be happy to support their application or if you have any concerns. Any comments will be kept strictly confidential. 

Use Your Member Benefts

Guide to Safe Working Procedures
MUTA's Guide to Safe Working Procedures is a comprehensive guidance note that will provide you with an overview of safe working practices and recommended ways of managing common hazards. 

To download this and access all your other member benefits, login to the members' website, here
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27|03|18
March 2018 Newsletter
GDPR - don't panic, we've got guidance. Helping you stand out from the crowd. Help us, help you - how was your inspection. New Member Applications. Use Your Member Benefits.  

GDPR - don't panic, we've got guidance
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will drastically change the law regarding data, how you store it and what you do with it. It affects all personal data - staff, customers, suppliers, ex-employees, prospect mailing lists - the lot. 

We've spent over 35 working days trawling the regulation and attending courses to provide you with comprehensive guidance that will help you comply: 
  • Overview to GDPR (16A). Login to members' website to download
  • Full GDPR guidance note (16B) including flow charts, example privacy policy, data map example and compliance checklists. Login to members' website to download
To find out more about GDPR (and other business topics) make sure you attend MUTA's FREE Seminar on 9 May 2018 at Croner House, Wheatfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1YG. To find out more and to book your place, email info@muta.org.uk

Helping you stand out from the crowd
MUTA members can promote their membership to clients by using our new 'Use a MUTA member' leaflet, which will help them understand the importance of using you, a MUTA member, to give their event the best chance of success. 

The front of the leaflet includes a link to muta.org.uk where your member listing appears. The reverse explains the stringent application process, how we regulate members and our mediation service. To order printed copies, email info@muta.org.uk

Don't forget you can also display the MUTA member logo on your email footers, websites and brochures. Email info@muta.org.uk for web and print versions. 

Help us, help you - how was your inspection?
Our inspection regime is designed to help all members but in order to continually make improvements, we've prepared a short survey which you will be sent two days after receiving your inspection report. It only takes a few minutes to complete and it allows you to feedback on the booking of the inspection, the visit itself and the follow up report. 

We've also amended the automated emails that are sent with inspection reports and they now include a list of consultants that you may wish to approach for competent health and safety advice if required. Please note MUTA does not receive financial rewards from any of these organisations. 

New Member Applications
We are currently processing applications from the following organisations:

Grampian Marquee Hire Ltd
www.marqueetenthire.co.uk

Central Events Ltd
central-events.co.uk

LPM Bohemia Ltd
www.lpmbohemia.com

Inventive Tents Ltd

If you know these organisations, please contact us to let us know if you would be happy to support their application or if you have any concerns. Any comments will be kept strictly confidential. 

Use Your Member Benefits

Guide to Safe Working Procedures
MUTA's Guide to Safe Working Procedures is a comprehensive guidance note that will provide you with an overview of safe working practices and recommended ways of managing common hazards. 

To download this and access all your member benefits, login to members website. 

If you do not have your login details, email info@muta.org.uk
 
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26|02|18
February 2018 Newsletter
Your FREE Seminar - 9 May 2018. Do you want to help shape MUTA. The Wedding Industry Awards. New Member Applications. Use Your Member Benefits. 

Your FREE Seminar - 9 May 2018
MUTA, alongside Croner, have designed a FREE member-only seminar which will take place on 9 May 2018 at Croner House, Wheatfield Way, Hinckley, LE10 1YG.

This tailored seminar will help you prepare for new (and existing) legislation, assist you with day-to-day business challenges and update you on the latest developments to your association. We will be covering:
  • GDPR - a new law that you must comply which comes into force on 25 May 2018 - are you ready? 
  • Employment law – how to avoid ending up in an industrial tribunal and top tips for managing employee discipline and grievance situations 
  • Health and safety - prosecution case studies and how to protect your business from being sued
  • MUTA update – recent developments to your trade association and plans for the 100-year anniversary
Once the seminar has drawn to a close, the MUTA AGM will take place just before lunch. You will then have chance to network with fellow members and ask the Croner team any questions. 

There are limited spaces available so make sure you register now for this exclusive event. To book your place(s), email info@muta.org.uk.

Do you want to help shape MUTA?
MUTA is led by the Executive Committee (Exec), a group of volunteer members who work together to help manage and develop the association for the benefit of its members. Each year, we hold elections to the Exec and we are now seeking nominations. 

If you would like to put yourself (or a colleague) forward, and have your say on key projects, then we would love to hear from you. Please call 01379 788673 or email info@muta.org.uk

The Exec are about to trial a new Working Group to develop more training opportunities for members. You do not have to be an Exec member for this Working Group so if you are passionate about training and standards, please email info@muta.org.uk to get involved.

The Wedding Industry Awards
Congratulations to Developing Hirer member, Boutipi, for winning the Best Marquee Provider of the Year Award at the 2018 Wedding Industry Awards. 

Boutipi were selected from a shortlist of eight regional winners, and we are delighted to report six of whom were MUTA members. Read more here.

New Member Applications
We are currently processing applications from the following organisations:

Anglo Marquees and Events
www.amelimited.co.uk

Joseph Benjamin Marquees
josephbenjaminmarquees.co.uk

Claremont Marquees
www.claremontmarquees.co.uk

E.S.L Marquee Hire
www.eslmarqueehire.co.uk

Stretch and Tents
www.stretchandtents.co.uk

If you know these organisations, please contact us to let us know if you would be happy to support their applications or if you have any concerns. Any comments will be kept strictly confidential. 

Use Your Member Benefits

Your Support Helpline
MUTA's business support helpline (supplied by Croner) is free of charge to all members and helps you understand the complexity of workplace regulations. Specialist advice is available in the following areas:
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Payroll
  • Employment & Personnel
  • Commercial Legal
To access this benefit, login to the members' website, here
 
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15|01|18
January 2018 Newsletter
Make a safe start to 2018. New inspection criteria and 2017 results. Your subscription renewal. Use Your Member Benefits.

Make a safe start to 2018
The feedback following the launch of StructureSafe has been overwhelmingly positive from members (and non-members) so what better way to kick-start 2018 than by ensuring you and your team are trained ready for the season ahead.

StructureSafe has been designed to help everyone, including temporary staff, acquire the key knowledge for working safely on-site. Arranged in four modules the course has interactive activities throughout and upon successful completion of a short test, you will be rewarded with a RoSPA approved certificate.

With StructureSafe there is no need to send staff away for training or bring trainers in – it can be taken anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection.

Many forget how important training really is. Keeping people safe is the number one priority and many prosecutions from the Health and Safety Executive cite lack of training.

So there is no need to take the risk, click here to get started.

New inspection criteria and 2017 results
MUTA’s Inspection Process has recently been updated following a full year of inspections and member feedback. The new criteria is much more refined and clearly outlines what constitutes as a score of 0, 1, 2 or 3 for each area inspected. 

Don’t forget that members are expected to achieve at least a score of 2 (compliant) and an inspection that scores 2 across all items (i.e. 66%) is perfectly acceptable. Those members that go “above and beyond” can expect to score 3 (best practice) for some items.

192 inspections were conducted in 2017 and here are the results:
  • Premises inspection average score – 60% (highest 87%, lowest 25%)
  • On-site inspection average score – 75% (highest 93%, lowest 48%)
The organisation that received the lowest premises score has had their membership cancelled as they failed to meet the required standards (including statutory requirements).

Congratulations to those members that are working hard to continually raising industry standards, we look forward to seeing further improvements to your inspection scores in 2018. 

Your subscription renewal
A reminder that all membership subscriptions are due by 31 January 2018.

Once payment has been received, we will send you your membership certificate and an email with the 2018 member logo for you to display on your marketing materials.

Renewal packs were sent in December so if you haven’t received yours, please email info@muta.org.uk.  

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Lightning Guidance
Following requests from members, MUTA have created a guidance note concerning what actions could be taken in the event of a lightning strike.

Despite much information being available regarding lightning storms, there is no definitive answer on what course of action must be taken. The information included within the guidance note may help to reduce the risk.

You can download this guidance note by logging into the members’ website, here.
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14|12|17
December 2017 Newsletter
Demonstrably raising standards in 2017. StructureSafe Online and Face-to-Face. Merry Christmas from all at MUTA. Use Your Member Benefits.

Demonstrably raising standards in 2017
2017 has been the year that the new, more rigorous, inspection regime has really started to bite.  And we’re delighted to say that member feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  Yes, we’ve lost a handful of members that didn’t handle the transition, but that’s hugely outweighed by the numerous examples of real practical improvements to safety happening on sites and in premises.
 
We’re updating the inspection criteria for 2018 to add more clarity, and we’re looking forward to seeing further improvements to the scores members are achieving.

StructureSafe Online and Face-to-Face
Our new StructureSafe webpage is now live giving direct access to the online course. You can find it here
 
Use it to train new staff, remotely, before they arrive for work for the first time. Or to train existing staff.
 
For MUTA members, it costs £19.99 for a single course. If you have 10 or more staff that need training, this is reduced to £14.99 per course. So there is no need to take the risk. Never send your staff on-site without key health and safety training again. 
 
We continue to offer a face-to-face course who prefer the additional benefits of interacting with our trainer.

Merry Christmas from all at MUTA
The MUTA office will be closed from noon on Thursday 21 December and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

The MUTA Executive Committee and Member Services Team wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful 2018.  

Use Your Member Benefits

Croner
MUTA's business support helpline (supplied by Croner) is free of charge to all members and helps you understand the complexity of workplace regulations. Specialist advice is available in the following areas:
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Payroll
  • Employment & Personnel
  • Commercial Legal
Login to the MUTA members' website to access this benefit. 
Read more about December 2017 Newsletter
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