We are proud to be rated 5 stars from 1498 reviews on Google


North East England

Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear

120+ Years Experience Over 120 years' experience
People First People First
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers

Our training centre in Houghton-le-Spring

Hetton Road, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 8PB

Contact: 0191 584 5723
Email: northeast@mrsl.co.uk
Fax: 0191 584 0802

Our Houghton Training Centre covers Newcastle and the North East area. Our centre is easily accessible thanks to its location between the A1 and the A19.

Our training centre is perfect for candidates in the following locations:


We provide a range of training courses suitable for a variety of industries – all taught in specially designed training facilities and classrooms. Our courses are taught by skilled trainers most of whom are current or former rescuers.

We specialise in teaching low, medium and high risk confined space training courses - as well as specialist courses such as our PASMA accredited mobile tower course. In our Houghton training centre we have facilities which help us recreate the situations and conditions necessary to teach the right confined spaces skills. Our aim is to teach all our candidates the knowledge and practical skills required for real-life application.

From our training centre we also teach lots of other safety courses – including;  First Aid training coursesIOSH training coursesWorking at Height training courses and Fire Fighting training courses.

Mobile & tailored on-site training

If you’re looking to train more than one person – we can come to you!

Our team has a state-of-the-art mobile training unit – this means they can teach confined space training at any location – including your offices, factory or work site. The towable unit has everything required to complete our low, medium or high risk confined space training courses.

Our team can come to you to teach one of our other health and safety courses – like first aid; or we can work with you to develop the tailored training courses for your specific needs or industry.

Meet our team

Scott Stoker
Operations Manager

Versatile leader with broad knowledge of mines rescue, confined spaces and working at height

Katie Hopper
Assistant Manager

Leading the day-to-day efficient running of the team and Northeast training centre.

Catherine Hartley
Office Manager

Quick to anticipate any need to deliver effective, smooth-running administration at Houghton.

What our customers say...

5 stars, 1498 reviews

Read Our Reviews

I have worked in a training role for various companies in the industry in the North East for over 16 years and have used Houghton to deliver our Confines Space training on a regular basis over the years. We consider them to be the silver service standard - the one others aspire to and feel that the training they provide is second to none.

, Seymour (CPM) ltd Logo

Great course, very knowledgeable and experienced trainer, very impressed with the course and its content.

Les Young, Astute Machinery Consultants

Excellent course friendly staff willing to help and very informative

Robert Pennock, Hymix

Very good informative training course, with knowledgeable instructors.

Kevin Gale, JM Groundworks

I would like to say we have used MRS for a number of years very regular for our employees – we have a great relationship with them – staff are very quick and efficient and always quickly solve any issues we regularly have with cancellation of delegates and rearranging dates – the staff are very patient with us and always fulfill our needs within the business – we will be continuing to use Mines Rescue in the future as the service is excellent.

Lisa Collin, ESH Training Solutions
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From A1(M): Take the A690 signposted Sunderland. Leave A690 onto A182 signed Hetton le Hole. At crossroads (traffic lights)turn left onto Gillas Lane take first right, then first right again into carpark.

From A19: Take the A690 signposted Durham. (See directions above from this point)

To find our car park use what3words - home.rising.chief.

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