Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don

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Our training centre in Aberdeen

Campus 1, Aberdeen Science & Technology Park, Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB22 8GT

Contact: 01224 702182
Email: scotlandnorth@mrsl.co.uk

We are excited to announce that a brand new, purpose-built training facility is now open in Aberdeen, expanding our presence in Scotland.

Our Aberdeen training centre is just 2 miles from Aberdeen city centre. It provides purpose built facilities that allow us to deliver specialist training for a wide variety of sectors and industries. Situated in the south side of Balgownie Road, in Bridge of Don – the centre is easy to reach for those in Scotland, or those travelling to training via Aberdeen airport. Opened in 2022, this centre is our third in Scotland.

Training centre facilities 

This training centre has state-of-the-art facilities that have been designed specifically for our accredited working at height, confined spaces and first aid courses. Our courses can be made bespoke – and we have lots of experience training those in oil and gas, as well as those in the renewables sector. 

Our training centre has 6 dedicated training rooms – which are used to teach the theory elements of our courses. As well as space for classroom teaching, we also have purpose built facilities for specialist practical training. 

Our Aberdeen training centre has a dedicated confined space vessel and a network of crawl spaces in a continuous tunnel that loops round on itself. The vessel and tunnels have various entry points – and can be accessed via stacking 3m concrete rings, accurately recreating the entrance to most tunnels and sewers. 

Our confined spaces facilities have been designed to simulate a range of confined space conditions. They also feature strobe lights and can be filled with artificial smoke to recreate high risk confined space scenarios. 

Additionally, the centre houses a 14m high indoor scaffold system – which is used to deliver working at height, ladder and rope access training courses. The system can simulate a variety of working at height scenarios – and features ladders, trap doors, gates, hatches, guard rails, a sloping roof, a flat roof and a tower. This combination of facilities can also be used for rescue training and rope training. 

As well the working at height scaffold system, the centre also has a mock wind turbine hub. This hub is used as part of our wind turbine courses – and courses designed for the renewables sector. 

Meet our team

Andy Watson
Operations Manager

Bringing years of mining, rescue and health and safety experience to the effective running of the North Scotland centre.

Kirk Stratman
Assistant Operations Manager

Kirk has over 10 years experience with the US Forest Service as a wildland firefighter lead and brings a wealth of emergency response and safety experience to the efficient running of the Aberdeen Training Centre.

Angie McGregor
Office Manager

A highly efficient administrator with over 20 years experience, Angie ensures the smooth running of the Aberdeen centre.

What our customers say...

5 stars, 1637 reviews

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MRS Training & Rescue assisted OGN in training over 600 of our workforce to work safely in Low Risk & Confined Spaces. Their flexible approach allowed us to train Dayshift, Nightshift and Weekend staff

Susan Culyer, Technical Author, OGN

Maersk Oil UK have been using MRS Training & Rescue for the past four years to advise, coach and assess personnel in various aspects of confined space rescue and management principles

Billy Greer, Safety Advisor, Maersk Oil UK
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Travelling from the South, stay on the A90 until it becomes the A92. Then keep on the A92 which brings you onto Anderson Drive, which merges into North Anderson Drive. At Haudagain roundabout, stay on the A92 and straight on at the next roundabout over the Persley Bridge. Straight over the next roundabout you will see a Tesco on your right-hand side. Follow the road and go straight over the roundabout at Gordon Bray. Take the next right on to Balgownie Road and keep going until you see the sign for Campus One.

Travelling from the North. Stay on the A90 until it becomes the A92. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Ellon Rd/A92 and at the next roundabout, take the third exit onto The Parkway/A92. Then turn left onto Balgownie Rd and turn right onto Campus One.

Travelling from Inverness, take the A96 all the way to the Haudagain Roundabout and then follow directions from here as per The South.

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