MUTA helps its members

... win business in a competitive marketplace

We’re all about best practice in the marquee, tent and structure industry.  Members must abide by our Code of Practice and Best Practice Guide, and are inspected to ensure that they do. In an industry where there are plenty of not-so-good companies, MUTA membership is a powerful differentiator and helps to win business.
Members Benefits

Your membership benefits:

Guidance Notes
Guidance notes will provide you with help and assistance on various industry related topics.
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Guidance Note 1
Driver Certificates of Professional Competence (CPC)
Guidance Note 2
Drivers' Hours Legislation - Tachograph Rules
Guidance Note 3
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
Guidance Note 4
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
Guidance Note 5
Guide to Safe Working Procedures
Guidance Note 6
Portable Applicance Testing (PAT)
Guidance Note 7
Risk Assessments
Guidance Note 8
Ladder Inspection & Labelling
Guidance Note 9
Debt Chasing
Guidance Note 10
Toolbox Talks
Guidance Note 11
Register of People with Significant Control
Guidance Note 12
Getting Paid
Guidance Note 13
Lightning Strike
Guidance Note 14
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Guidance Note 15
Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy
Guidance Note 16A
General Data Protection Regulation - Overview
Guidance Note 16B
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Guidance Note 17
Fire Risk Assessment
Guidance Note 18
Training Information
Guidance Note 19
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
Guidance Note 20
Websites - what information must you include?
Guidance Note 21
Guidance Note 22
Making Tax Digital (MTD) 
Guidance Note 23
Waste Carrier Licences
Guidance Note 24
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Guidance Note 25
Guidance Note 26
Temporary Electrics
Guidance Note 27
Lone Working
Guidance Note 28
UK Payslips - Changes to the Law, April 2019
Guidance Note 29
Dusts in the workplace
Guidance Note 30
Working outside - exposure to the elements
Guidance Note 31
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
Guidance Note 32
On-the-job training & in-house record keeping
Guidance Note 33
Building Regs & Planning Permission
Guidance Note 34
Subject access request (SAR) for data you hold
Guidance Note 35
Workplace drug and alcohol policy
Guidance Note 36
Exposure to welding fumes
Guidance Note 37
The Good Work Plan
Guidance Note 38
Help with the Basics
Helping you to put processes and procedures in place.  
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CDM - Construction Phase Plan Template
We strongly advise you tailor this template based on your own procedures and site requirements. 
CDM - On-Site Induction Template
We strongly advise you tailor this induction template to suit the job and site requirements. 
CDM - Site Rules
We strongly advise you tailor this document to take into account your own site rules. 
Cookie Policy
Use this customisable policy to advise your customers of the use of cookies when visiting your website.
COSHH Assessment
This assessment is an example only and must be reviewed and amended to suit your own business practices and working environment. This template should be used in conjuction with Guidance Note 24. 
Environmental & Sustainability Policy
We recommend that you tailor this example to suit your own business practices and working environment. 
Health and Safety Policy Template
This is an example of a Health and Safety Policy and should be tailored to suit your own business practices and working environment.
Method Statement Template
This method statement is an example only and should be reviewed and amended to suit your own business practices and working environment.
Privacy Notice for Candidates
Use this customisable privacy notice to advise potential employees how your company will collect, hold and use their personal information.
Privacy Notice for Employees, Workers and Contractors
Use this customisable privacy notice to advise your staff and contractors how your company will collect, hold and use their personal information.
Pro Forma Terms & Conditions of Hire
We strongly advise you seek your own independent legal advice before implementing MUTA’s pro forma Terms & Conditions of hire.
Risk Assessment - Fire
We strongly advise you tailor this risk assessment based on your own work activities. See 'Guidance Note 17' for information on fire risk assessments. 
Risk Assessment
This risk assessment is an example only and must be reviewed and amended to suit your own business practices and working environment. See Guidance Note 7 for information on risk assessments. 
Staff Induction Template
Training every member of your staff as soon as they join the company and before they start work is essential to protect you as the employer, and them as the employee. MUTA's Staff Induction Training template is a PowerPoint presentation you can use as a head start when developing your own relevant induction training.
Premises Audit
Use our form to conduct an audit of your workplace. We can help you check that it is safe.
Assembled Structure Checklist
Use our formal checklist to give your crew a helping hand when recording their completion of a build form.
Supervisors Job Description Template
We strongly recommend that you tailor this example of a supervisors job description to meet with your own company's requirements.
Toolbox Talk Checklist
We strongly advise you tailor this toolbox talk checklist based on your own work activites. See 'Guidance Note' 10 for more information. 
Underground Services Form
Use this customisable form to ensure that the underground services are correctly identified.
PR and Marketing
Helping to promote your business in a competitive marketplace.
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Listing on
Full members are listed on and benefit from the MUTA's ongoing national campaign 'Use a MUTA Member'. They can advertise their contact details, promotional statements and their structure types products under the Member Listing at To do so, click the button here. 
Right to use MUTA Member Logo
Full members have the right to use the MUTA member logo in their own marketing materials, displaying their commitment to MUTA's high standards. This can help you win business in a competitive marketplace. All logos and guidelines can be downloaded here.
Promotion in MUTA Marketing Materials
MUTA operates a fresh, dynamic website and regularly takes a stand at the Showman's Show. We produce various industry leading documents and issue press releases. Our members supply photos for these materials which are always presented with a credit to the supplying company. It's yet another way of getting your name out there - at no extra cost.
Display Ads
If your product or service is of an interest to other MUTA members, why not set up a display ad to appear on the MUTA members' website? It's free to supplier members and only requires a simple graphic. If you need help with creating the graphic, we can put you in touch with our designers (fees will apply).
Use a MUTA Member Leaflet
Full members can promote their membership to all clients by using our ‘Use a MUTA member’ leaflet. This leaflet will help clients understand the importance of using a MUTA member for their event. The leaflet can be downloaded as a PDF or printed copies are free to access.
Vehicle Decals
Full members are able to promote their membership with MUTA branded vehicle decals, helping you stand out in a competitve marketplace. The decals display the MUTA member logo and are free to access.
Staff Development and Training
Helping you with training and staff development to improve your business effectiveness.
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Skills Cards
Motivate your staff and prove their competence on site with MUTA Skills Cards. These credit card sized photo ID cards provide evidence of training, licences and the different structure type qualifications for each member of your team. These can be worn on-site to demonstrate competence to your clients, general public as well as health & safety officials. They can form a part of your ongoing staff development programme, encouraging the acquisition of new skills and rewarding the efforts with new and more advanced Skills Cards. MUTA Skills Cards are exclusively available to MUTA members and are issued for free.
Site Supervision
This one-day classroom based course is perfect for site supervisors, foremen or even crew members who are looking to take their first steps into a supervisory role. It will give you confidence that your staff understand what is required of them and that they can effectively manage a site where a marquee, tent or structure will be built and taken down.

It is split into 5 modules and there are exercises throughout to keep candidates engaged and embed knowledge. There is a short assessment at the end and upon successful completion the candidate will
receive a certificate.

The course is discounted to £125+VAT per person for members and costs £200 +VAT per person for non-members. Courses for 10 candidates can be organised anywhere in the UK in response to demand. We can even hold them at your premises provided there are suitable facilities.
StructureSafe Online

The UK's first online health and safety training course for the temporary structure industry, approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). 

StructureSafe Online has been developed by industry experts and online training specialists to help all staff understand the importance of health and safety through engaging activities. 

Here's how you will benefit from StructureSafe Online:

  • Quick, simple and inexpensive
  • Make sure everyone goes home safe
  • No need to send your staff away for training
  • New staff can be trained before they start 
  • Reduce your risk of being sued
  • Can be taken anytime, anywhere, on any device

For MUTA members, it costs £19.99 for a single course. If you have 10 or more staff that need training, it only costs £14.99 per course! For non-members, the cost is £29.99 for a single course or £24.99 if you have 10 or more staff that need training. 

Can you afford not to be StructureSafe? 

Temporary Electrics
Essential Supplies are offering all MUTA members a 10% discount on their temporary electrics training course. Courses for between 4 and 8 attendees are organised all over the UK in response to demand. 
StructureSafe Classroom
StructureSafe is a one-day health and safety training course run by MUTA. Its aim is educating and refreshing the existing knowledge of temporary structures, health and safety and the Best Practice.

The course covers:
  • Overview of H&S legislation
  • H&S documentation
  • Risk assessment process
  • Principles of a safe workplace
  • Electrical hazards
  • Safe use of machinery
  • Underground and overhead services
  • Workplace transport
  • Personal protection equipment
  • Working at height
Upon completion of the course, candidates will sit an in-house test to demonstrate their understanding of what they have learned during the course and after a successful completion will receive a nationally recognised industry certificate.

The course is discounted to £60+VAT per person for MUTA members' employees and costs £160+VAT per person for non-members.  

Courses for between 10-20 candidates are organised all around the country in response to demand. They can even be held at your premises for your convenience. 
Business Support
Helping you solve your business problems.
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Auto Enrolment
Auto Enrolment is a Government initiative encouraging employees to take up pension schemes with their employers. All employers must provide a pension provision for their staff if they haven't done so already.

MUTA is not authorised to provide financial advice but you may wish to consider the following providers. 
Free Legal & Business Support
MUTA's Business Support Helpline is free of charge to all members and helps you understand the complexity of the workplace regulations. Specialist advice is available in the following areas:
  • Tax
  • VAT
  • PAYE
  • Payroll
  • Employment & Personnel
  • Health & Safety
  • Commercial Legal
Merchant Services

When looking to use merchant services, we recommend our members to always contact their own bank first as banks tend to offer preferential rates to their existing customers.

For comparison purposes, we have listed some of the popular providers.

Useful Links
View links to other relevant organisations such as: trade associations, government organisations, standards bodies and industry institutions.
Preferential Rates for MUTA Members
Helping you reduce costs through a range of specially negotiated MUTA discounts.
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Card Pay AA
Card Pay AA are offering all members a bespoke pricing plan and preferential rates. 
CAT Scanning Equipment
Members can benefit from discounts on the cat4 & genny4 equipment. These equate to 38% off of the current price list and are exclusive to MUTA members.
First Aid Training
Green Cross Training offers discounts to MUTA members on all types of First Aid Training courses. 
MUTA members can now access a fuelcard which will enable you to obtain discounted fuel from all the well-known brands, such as: 
  • BP
  • Shell
  • Esso
  • Texaco
  • Diesel Direct
  • UK Fuels and more
Fuelcards can also be used at most major supermarkets. 
Institute of Structural Engineers TDS Guide - 4th Edition
The Institute of Structural Engineers have released the fourth edition of their temporary demountable structures guide. The guide has been prepared by a group of world-leading experts, who collectively represent the industry, government and institutions. 

MUTA members can access a discount of over 50% from the standard price of £69.99. 
Reference Documents
Providing useful documents for your business and explaining how MUTA operates.
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Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy
This is a free template and should be read in conjunction with Guidance Note 15.
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
This is a free template and should be read in conjunction with Guidance Note 14.
IFAI TRD Staking Study
This guide is supplied by the Tent Rental Division of the IFAI trade association (based in the USA) and provides information related to the effectiveness of different staking arrangements. Use it to determine what staking is required on a particular site. Our thanks to the IFAI for allowing us to share this document.
IVK - Europe: Instructions for Handling PVC
A group of European PVC manufacturers have come together and prepared a document detailing how to best handle, clean and store PVC coated polyester fabric in order to achieve the longest possible life time of your products. 
MUTA Inspection Process
As a MUTA member you will be inspected at random intervals (with a notice period) to ensure that you are following the Best Practice Guide correctly. Our document explains the purpose of the inspection regime as well as the different types of inspections that are carried out. It outlines how they are scored and followed up. Use it as something to work towards as well as a sign of credibility for your customers. 
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