We were recently asked to respond to a situation at the old Daw Mill Colliery site near Nuneaton. Someone had been trying to access the old surface drift portal, and in doing so had ignited the timbers that formed part of the shuttering when the concrete trespass wall had been built. Ultimately the fire ignited a mix of methane and oxygen within the explosive limits, which resulted in the 20 tonne seal being moved almost 1.9m from the mouth of the drift portal.
This week, Simon and Danni from 103.4 Sun FM breakfast show visited our training centre in Houghton in the North East as part of their Love Local campaign. They enjoyed a tour of our training facilities and our network of tunnels built into the fabric of the building, that help to prepare and train anyone who works in confined spaces.
MRS Training & Rescue’s instructors from our centre in Houghton near Newcastle, and from Crossgates near Fife in Scotland, are currently working in Ghana. They are providing primary response rescue teams for all confined space entry operations and working at height operations for Modec, a large Japanese oil & gas company, for whom we have carried out rescue cover and emergency response training previously.
Three prestigious visitors from one of the biggest rescue services in the world (EMERCOM, derived from ‘Emergency Control Ministry’, in Russia) visited the UK MRS Training & Rescue operation to understand how they manage risk, share developments in their mining safety management systems and mining competence management system.
For over 120 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
Great course and much more interesting, informative and hands-on than the initial course I sat with a different company 3 years ago. Archie was great! 👏
9 days ago
I recently undertook an STCW course at this training centre the only thing better than the content were the tutors. Everyone at MRS really wants to see you pass and to help you get the best out of yourself during the course. Not only did the swimming pool that the centre usually use cancel due to an accidental double booking but some equipment we were meant to be training with was stolen the morning of one of the exams. MRS staff dealt with this swiftly and effectively by changing the pool and going to buy new equipment on the same day it was stolen to ensure we as the students still got the most out of the course. The pace of content is rapid due to the condensed course but there seemed to always be space to ask questions and make sure each of us understood the principles we were being taught. I couldn't recommend anywhere else in the UK that I would have had as much fun learning.
12 days ago
12 days ago
Excellent instructor good course
14 days ago
Friendly and helpful staff. Course materials interesting and informative. I have now completed multiple training course with my team and I have never had any negative feedback.
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