Specialist Vehicles and Equipment We Use

Always ready to respond

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

We have a fleet of vehicles designed and equipped to ensure that we can respond rapidly to a range of emergencies, which include confined space and working at height rescue.

Our vehicles hold all the necessary equipment to deal with foreseeable confined space or working at height incidents. We pride ourselves on being prepared to handle whatever we encounter, and 120 years of experience means we can handle a lot.

Rescue tools and equipment

We have over sixty-five vehicles in our fleet, designed and explicitly equipped to ensure a rapid response to a range of emergencies on-site such as confined space rescue and working at height rescue. This number includes fifteen rescue vehicles alongside our other technical support vehicles..

Vehicles carry the following equipment at a minimum:

  • Self-contained breathing apparatus - x 2 
  • Tripod system (various available to meet the entry exit requirements, would be identified within the RAMS - Minimum 1 
  • Safety/ Rescue Harness - x 4 
  • Rescue winch system (several types are available it would be dependent on the type of entry) 
  • Rescue team radios (ATEX) - 1 set 
  • Guidelines - 1 Set 
  • BA control board x 1 
  • Entry control board x 1 
  • Lamps (ATEX) - 1 set 
  • Multi - Gas detector (ATEX)- Minimum of 1 
  • Chargers for the electrical equipment 
  • PETZL Working at Height Safety Helmet 
  • Suspension Harness 
  • Twin lanyards 
  • Work positioning lanyards 
  • Latchways climber or similar 
  • Automatic descenders (several types/ lengths dependant on the RAMS) 
  • Anchor clamps/ slings/ pullies 
  • Working at height rescue stretcher 
  • Ropes 
  • Escape sets for use as part of a rescue - x 2 
  • Radios for use by workers within the confined space (ATEX) 
  • Resuscitation apparatus (MARS) 
  • Analgesic pain relief (SABRE Ease) 
  • AED Defibrillator 
  • SKED rescue system 
  • Stretcher System 
  • Spinal Board/ Collar 
  • TED casualty Extraction Device 
  • Inflatable and Fixed Splints 
  • First Aid Supplies/ Trauma kit 
  • Blood oxygen monitor

Our vehicles hold the equipment required to respond to a range of reasonably foreseeable incidents. MRS Training & Rescue will always consult with you to make sure that specific requirements are captured as part of the site/job specific risk and method statements.

Medical & first aid

MRS Training & Rescue offers a trauma level response that can effectively manage the following events at a minimum:

  • Cardiac life support
  • Use of a defibrillator
  • Bleeding control
  • Spinal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Choking
  • Airway management
  • Medical gas administration
  • Record all incidents and accidents.


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