Industrial Emergency Rescue & Response

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Experienced Trainers (Expertise and Experience) Expertise and Experience
Breathing Apparatus Use (Long Duration Breathing Apparatus) Long Duration Breathing Apparatus
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage
Flexible working (flexible solutions) Flexible Solutions
We Get To Know You (Advice and Guidance) Advice and Guidance

Rescue Teams specialising in Confined Space and Working at Height – providing 24/7 cover throughout the UK.

Multi-disciplined, experienced experts providing industrial emergency and training services when and where you need it.


What is industrial emergency rescue and response?

Our experience of working across different sectors has shown that, despite all best efforts, things occasionally go wrong. Although we are not a 999 organisation that can just be called out, we do appreciate the potential impacts on a business, and so we can offer the service provisions below, but only by prior agreement/ contract:

  • Access to our emergency call-out line, meaning issues can be reported at any time, night and day.
  • If an incident requires an immediate response, we will contact our on-call manager.
  • The on-call manager will mobilise teams locally initially, then calling on other resources if needed.
  • Mobilisation includes people, vehicles, and equipment. All MRS sites operate to the same standards, are trained in the same way, and primarily use the same equipment.

Our size means we can increase the number of people available to support the operation if required.

Onsite, our specialist rescue teams follow the emergency arrangements agreed upon in the Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS). Where an emergency falls outside the scope of the RAMS, our rescue team will conduct a dynamic risk assessment. In the event of a sustained emergency event, we have the resource to provide ongoing support including skilled management to liaise with the emergency services.

The rescue services we provide

Confined Space Rescue

Our operatives have the skills, competence and experience to provide medically trained technical rescue teams and associated equipment for confined space rescue.

Working at Height Rescue

Fully trained and competent providers for at height technical rescue services for industry, ensuring you are safe in our hands.

Rope Rescue

Experts in rope access and rope rescue, able to provide specialist teams and equipment to gain access to difficult to reach areas.

Mines Rescue

Recognised within the Mines Regulations 2014 as a specialist rescue services provider, and part of the national mines rescue scheme, ensuring we manage and maintain a technical rescue and emergency response service.

Tunnel Rescue

Our professional full-time rescue team members are skilled in tunnel rescue and have the capacity and experience to provide specialist rescue services.

Water Rescue

We can provide a water rescue team and boat driver, fully trained in Swift Water Rescue and Flood Rescue Technician, for any work work over or near water

Experience and expertise

MRS Training & Rescue began life as the Mines Rescue Service, with our heritage in rescue from major hazard environments, traditionally mining. Over the last one hundred and twenty years, our fundamental purpose has stayed the same - to keep people safe. 

Today, rebranded as MRS Training and Rescue, we remain true to our purpose, so that whatever service we deliver to our customers, it is on the basis that quality and safety are never compromised. 

We continue to build on our heritage and expertise, to be the UK’s most respected and trusted supplier of safety services. We work to positively influence the safety performance of the businesses we work with and the sectors we work in, ensuring our customers will always be ‘safe in our hands’. 

Our structure retains the governance and expertise to operate a national mines rescue scheme and helps us manage and maintain a technical rescue service that covers a range of industrial sectors.

Employing over 180 people across eight specialist sites, we are a leading authority in Confined Space and At Height Technical Rescue for high-risk situations worldwide.

Our operatives have first-hand experience of working in difficult conditions, along with specialist equipment, knowledge and experience. 

MRS are still the largest private-sector rescue company in the UK. We have the skills and competencies of a specialist rescue provider as defined within the Mines Regulations 2014. No other rescue company in the public or private sector can compete with our knowledge and experience.

Recognised standards

MRS Training & Rescue holds ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. Our centres are approved for the delivery of courses accredited by, amongst others, City & Guilds, GWO, IOSH, PASMA, Energy & Utility Skills and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

We are also members of Achilles Verify, Safe Contractor, Association of British Mining Equipment Companies, British Fire Consortium, British Standards Institute, RISQs, Achilles FPAL, IOSH, JOSCAR (Accreditation system for the Defence Industry

Copies of our certifications are available on request.


We initially engaged with MRS to carry out some high-risk confined space training for the drainage squad we have working on the site. Following on from that training we decided that it would be best to have an emergency standby squad on site while we were installing some deep drainage that had issues with gas ingress into the trenches and manholes. The service provided was very good. The team carried out the role of emergency standby for the drainage squad. They monitored the gas for us each day and stayed with the team throughout the works. The RAMS provided were very concise and were briefed to the whole team involved in the operation prior to commencing. All in all a very good service provided by MRS and I would definitely have no issues with using them again on future projects. Thanks for your help.

, I+H Brown Ltd

May I say how impressed I have been with the sheer quality of cover from MRS; it has been exemplary for my staff and peace of mind. It is great your staff are proactive on my site during a night shift and not just sitting back, professional advice and solutions for everything has also been offered.

David Murray, Behavioural Safety Manager, BAM Nuttall Limited

Amazing service and extremely professional. "does what it says on the tin" - would recommend for anyone looking for a confined space rescue team.

, Etex Group

Service was excellent and the guys are very knowlegdeable

, Allied Bakeries

Great organisation who are knowledgeable, considerate and professional to the highest standards. They provided exactly the services we needed on our works and were flexible to the inevitable changes on site.

, Vital Energi Utilities Ltd
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