Wind power is nothing new – and today, wind energy is a growing source of renewable energy across the world. Wind turbines are now commonplace in the UK both onshore and offshore, and as technology evolves, they have become bigger, better and more efficient.
For over 100 years MRS Training & Rescue has provided confined space rescue – and as accredited training providers today, we know how dangerous working in confined space can be. In this article, we explain what a confined space is, what the risks are – and the best safety practices to follow when it comes to gas detection.
The majority of us are lucky enough to work in safe and comfortable environments, and we often forget how dangerous workplaces of the past could be. Health and safety legislation of the last 100 years has been critical in making workplaces safer – helping to significantly reduce the number of at-work fatalities and injuries.
Many businesses, regardless of their size have been impacted by the unprecedented steps that government and industry have been required to take to keep the public and their employees safe. Although on a much-reduced scale, MRS has continued to operate to provide safety critical training and specialist rescue services, to ensure that the industries that had to work, were supported in ‘keeping people safe.’
Any work which takes place on a roof, is working at height – and in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 – should be avoided, if possible. If roof work cannot be avoided, then it’s the responsibility of supervisors to ensure the activity is planned, organised, risk assessed, controlled, supervised and carried out with a safe system of work.
Christmas is just around the corner, and your workplace is likely festooned with trees, lights and decorations (all of which were put up using working at height practices, with electrical equipment PAT tested and wires safe and not causing any trip hazards.)
PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) is the nationally recognised body for mobile access towers safety and training. It offers a range of courses run by accredited training centres and instructors, aimed at anyone engaged in the assembly, use, inspection and dismantling of towers.
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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