MRS Training & Rescue

MRS Training & Rescue are serious about safety and keeping people safe has been at the heart of what we do since 1902.

Employee Owned Employee Owned
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers
5 Star Review 5 star reviews
Bespoke courses available Bespoke courses available
Established, growing company Established, growing company

About Us

For over 100 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 effect 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, we have been able to expand and diversify to meet the needs of today’s health and safety market. We have been able to secure long term success by leveraging our expertise, and have branched out from underground mining into providing unique rescue services, specialist equipment (some of which has been designed using practical expertise gathered on the job), 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.

Training and assessing customers' employees to safely enter, work and exit from confined spaces, is offered at all of our seven training centres, and can also be delivered at customers’ premises by using our mobile rigs. We have been involved with industry in developing the National Occupational Standards, and all the confined space suite of qualifications awarded by City & Guilds are available at our accredited training centres. We have also developed bespoke courses for specific industries such as the water industry.

Informative and useful with trainers who really know their topic. Definitely recommend

Mary O'Neill, Babcock Training

Wonderful trainers, easy going learning and I couldn't recommend them enough.

Erin McGuigan, Scottish Water

Very informative refresher course. Facilities excellent and very well set out for Covid guidelines and distancing. The tutor was very relaxed and friendly. I would recommend this course and location.

Clive Allison, Stonbury Ltd

Great centre for training. People were friendly, informative and approachable. We covered a lot in a couple of days and managed to pass both the written and practical assessments. Very well organised and structured to cover all the basis.

Alex Harvey, AECOM

Very good course. Well structured and relaxed atmosphere during lessons. I'd recommend MRS.

John Hollis, Scottish Ambulance Service
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Our Heritage

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For over 100 years, MRS has provided its specialist skills, experience and knowledge to effect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground. Read more about our historic heritage, and how it has impacted on our present and future, by clicking here

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