World leading training provider announces expansion of training across the north of Scotland

MRS Training & Rescue has expanded its national fleet of mobile training units by purchasing a rig for its newest multi-million-pound training center in Aberdeen. Allowing them to take confined space and work at height training on the road. The £40,000 investment ensures the team at Aberdeen can bring accredited training to businesses across the north of Scotland.

The fully equipped, state of the art mobile training unit is designed to provide everything the company requires to teach confined space, breathing apparatus and working safely at height training and assessment at a customers’ premises.

This new unit offers businesses:

  • A controlled environment for training
  • Designed to simulate a range of working environments
  • Simulates various entry techniques
  • City and Guilds accredited for confined space training
  • Cost saving – no need for delegates to travel, so saving time and money
  • Independently sited, not requiring connections to services
  • Quick set up time

Specific features incorporated into the mobile training unit includes:

  • 30m of internal crawl space across two tiers that allows for a variety of training scenarios
  • 1m vertical entry – internal stairway access to roof-mounted external training platform with tripod and winch system
  • Electrohydraulic remote controlled handrail system that creates a fully enclosed, safe platform for training
  • Non-slip safety deck to enable training to be undertaken safely in wet or damp conditions
  • Camera System with eight-night vision cameras installed in the training tunnels
  • Internal and external viewing screens, allowing continual monitoring of all activity and shared learning with delegates
  • Smoke machine that distributes smoke into upper and lower compartments
  • Inbuilt lighting
  • 5 x EN795 anchors on roof for work at height work restraint training
  • 5 m ladder with inertia reel shock block for twin hook lanyard training

Operations Manager, Andy Watson says “Our units can simulate conditions and situations found within confined spaces and at height, so course attendees can learn practical skills anywhere. For the confined space training, we simulate how to work in a safe manner while in a potentially dangerous environment and then create emergency situations where candidates are taught to respond and escape in a safe manner.’’

For more information about MRS Training & Rescue’s centre in Aberdeen visit: https://www.mrsl.co.uk/training-centre/aberdeen

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About MRS Training & Rescue

For over 120 years, MRS Training & Rescue (formerly known as Mines Rescue Service), has developed specialist skills, experience and knowledge gained from working in difficult and potentially dangerous environments, to affect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground.

However, given the gradual decline of the coal mines over many years, culminating in the closure of the last deep coal mine in December 2015, the company has been able to expand and diversify to meet the needs of today’s health and safety market. Securing long term success by leveraging their expertise, branching out from underground mining into providing unique rescue services, specialist equipment, consultancy and a comprehensive range of accredited health and safety related products, training and services to a wide range of industries, including nuclear, aerospace, manufacturing and utilities.

Operating from eight training centres across the UK, further information is available at https://www.mrsl.co.uk/