MRS Training & Rescue Operative Jason Barstow recently shared a post to LinkedIn asking for golden pieces of advice for new trainers in the industrial sector. When Jason first started his career in training 15 years ago – he was afraid of public speaking, but today – he can hold his own.
MRS Training & Rescue has over 160 employees across 7 sites in the UK. Those who are part of our team have varied backgrounds – which often include working in the industries our clients operate in. To provide a better understanding of what we do – we documented a week in the life of Derek Speirs, an MRS Training & Rescue team leader.
One area which truly differentiates us is the experience of our operators on site. They have the real-life skills and expertise of working in hazardous environments. Then, becoming an employee with MRS they undertake a lengthy induction and training programme which is constantly reviewed and enhanced through their careers. People are our biggest investment and our greatest asset.
When we think back to the history of mining, our minds often conjure images of hardworking men covered in coal, underground. What we often don’t think about is the women who also worked in mining – and the crucial roles they played. In this article, we look back at the history of women in mining – and what it’s like to work in the mining industries today.
We were delighted to welcome Mark Smith, a journalist at The Herald, to our training centre at Crossgates, Fife in Scotland recently. Mark initially contacted us regarding an article he was writing about the 70th anniversary of the Knockshinnoch disaster. He was interested in our history and decided to write a follow-up piece about us and the work we do now.
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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