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Health & Safety

MUTA is the trade association for the UK temporary structures and technical textiles industries, representing suppliers and manufacturers of textile products used in sectors as diverse as marquees, healthcare, aerospace and bouncy castles. The Association runs the health and safety accreditation schemes MUTAmarq, for hirers of marquees and temporary structures, and PIPA, for inflatable play equipment.

The MUTAmarq Code of Practice, “Safe Use and Operation of Marquees and Temporary Structures”, has been developed to provide best practice guidelines to marquee contractors, event organisers and health and safety professionals enforcement officers on the design, erection and dismantling of marquees and temporary structures.

Coopers Marquees are MUTAmarq accredited. Download our 2015 certificate here


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is a dedicated organisation which completes health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard. 

CHAS assesses applicants on:

  1. Health and safety policy statement;
  2. Their organisation for health and safety;
  3. Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.

Coopers Marquees are proud to be CHAS Certified. Download our 2015 certificate here