Utility Week Live is one of the biggest events in the water industry calendar and a place where the key players, from water companies to industry experts, all meet annually. The event was due to take place earlier this year, at the NEC in Birmingham, but because of the pandemic – the event was sadly put on hold.
Utility Week Live – Online 2020
Utility Week Live 2020 will take place online, and MRS Training & Rescue are taking part in the event which is scheduled to occur from the 24th – 26th November 2020.
This event will be online, because as a result of the pandemic – face-to-face contact remains limited. The new online event provides a unique opportunity to bring the UK’s energy and water industries together in an immersive digital environment.
Julie Wilson, Marketing Manager at MRS Training & Rescue said:
“This virtual event gives us a great platform to share details of new services we have developed and already trialled with some utility providers. Our live online solution is leading the way in providing essential training for the industry at a time when the industry requires it, and not in the timeframes dictated by a pandemic. The development we have made has shown that, with some adaptation and flexibility, finding new ways to deliver mutual objectives is possible, even for highly practical training. It has given us a platform to build on for future training for Utilities with no compromise on legislative requirements. We are looking forward to talking and connecting with the industry and hearing their thoughts on our new solutions.”
Supporting the Utilities Industry During COVID-19
In these unprecedented times, MRS has worked tirelessly in the background to “do our bit” and continue to support Utilities and contractors by keeping their employees trained, albeit with adaptations, enabling employees to stay qualified and supporting essential work throughout the crisis.
We have achieved it by taking a flexible approach, adapting swiftly, and working very closely with our utility partners. It is hugely important to us and our customers, whether they be utility company or otherwise, that we adapt to today’s circumstances while never losing sight of the long-term goal of keeping people safe and well.
Join MRS Training & Rescue at Utility Week Live Online
Keen to stay at the forefront of the industry, the Utility Week Live Online event enables MRS Training & Rescue to meet both current customers and connect with new ones too. We’re also looking forward to hearing industry leaders speaking about what they see as some of the biggest business challenges facing the utility industry today.
What’s more, the online event starts just a few days after those who have been shortlisted for the Utility Week Awards will be announced. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the 13 awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of utility companies and partners in keeping the country connected throughout the covid19 outbreak.
MRS’ virtual online exhibition booth is now live at https://www.utilityweeklive.co.uk and we’d love to hear from anyone that wishes to get in touch or schedule video meetings or find out more about new products and services.
Billy Gundry, MRS Training & Rescue’s Knottingley Operations Manager, will also be attending the online event. Billy is an expert in confined spaces and has extensive experience. He has attended and overseen rescue operations at incidents such as fires, explosions, roof falls, structural collapses and confined spaces. So if anyone has any specific questions relating to confined spaces, he would be very happy to chat.
MRS Training & Rescue at Utility Week Live 2021
MRS Training & Rescue are proud to also announce that we will be exhibiting at Utility Week Live in 2021, from the 18th – 19th May.
Billy Gundry will be taking part in the Street Work and Infrastructure Theatre and delivering a thought leadership session on ‘Managing the Chameleon – Confined Spaces’.
During this session, Billy will be discussing:
- What constitutes a confined space?
- What does this mean and what are the regulations?
- What are the specified risks and how they can change?
- Key hazard areas that have the potential to cause harm i.e. gases, drowning, fire/explosion, entrapment
- How to identify personnel required, equipment and an emergency plan
We look forward to seeing you in person at this event.