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Yorkshire, Lancashire & Humberside

Knottingley, West Yorkshire

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People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
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Our training centre in Knottingley

Rescue House, A1 Business Park, Knottingley, WF11 0BU

Contact: 01977 676700
Email: yorkshire@mrsl.co.uk

Our Yorkshire Training Centre is located in Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

From our Yorkshire Training Centre, we provide various health and safety training courses, including IOSH Managing Safely, for a wide range of industries.

We are known for providing training courses using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. All our trainers are highly experienced, former or current rescuers. We do not just teach from a textbook – we use our facilities and previous experiences to ensure you learn practical skills in the right environment. 

MRS Training and Rescue is a leading First Aid training and assessment provider and is approved by QualSafe. We are also a leading work at height training provider with City & Guild approved facilities —to offer a range of courses suitable for anyone working at height in industry.

We’re specialist providers of low, high and medium risk confined space training courses. Our team will replicate situations and conditions using our state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you learn how to stay safe when you return to work.


Our Knottingley training centre has a wide range of purpose built training facilities that allow us to provide practical and realistic training. 

In addition to 6 dedicated training rooms – our centre features a self-contained confined space training chamber built into the fabric of the building. It has 70 metres of crawl space, and internal cameras that can be used to monitor and review training sessions and mock scenarios. 

The centre also has a second confined space training unit with tunnels and crawl spaces that can be filled with artificial smoke to recreate real life situations and conditions. 

As well as confined spaces facilities – this centre features purpose built working at height training facilities. This includes an indoor work at height system, with a variety of ladders and a sloping roof, designed to simulate a range of industry scenarios and drills.

The centre also has an outdoor purpose built 8 metre high pitched and chimneyed roof, as well as an 8 metre high work at height facility. 

We have a high quality mobile training unit, which means we can visit your site, factory or office to provide training to a group of employees. Our mobile training unit lets us replicate the conditions needed to provide training for the majority of our courses.

Training at your location is the perfect solution if you’re looking to train a team of people at the same time.

Our Yorkshire Traning Centre

Our Yorkshire training centre is located in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. It’s easily accessible via the M62, located close to the exit junction. Our training centre can also be accessed via local public transport links – the closest train station is Knottingley Train Station.

We provide lots of free parking at our centre, so there is no extra cost for drivers.

Our location is close to the following:

  • Castleford
  • Leeds
  • Pontefract
  • Wakefield
  • Bradford
  • Huddersfield
  • Goole
  • Scunthorpe
  • Doncaster
  • Sheffield

Our Yorkshire station is perfect for small, medium and large businesses based in the North of England. Our history means we have close connections to the community and are known in the local area for recent and historic rescues. Our location is close to the Xscape Castleford centre and we are also close to the Ferrybridge Power Station.

Meet the team

Bill Gundry
Operations Manager

Accomplished mines rescuer with 40 years’ skills and experience to lead the Yorkshire team

Neil Fowkes
Assistant Manager

Bringing 30 years’ experience as a Safety Officer and Mechanical Engineer to the Yorkshire management team.

Andrea Lowe
Office Manager

Excellent communicator whose problem-solving skills ensure the Yorkshire office runs like clockwork.

What our customers say...

5 stars, 1676 reviews

Read Our Reviews

Very good practical and theory on the course and good instructors

John Friar, VPK Packaging

Truly excellent training centre, I pass my personal thanks to Dave Halliday. A very professional and knowledgeable trainer, who keeps blokes who normally work outside, from falling asleep in a classroom. 100% recommended to anyone looking for this type of training course.

Christian Wilkinson, Smith Brothers (Contracting) Ltd

Amco Rail utilised MRS to provide a standby rescue team in support of a complex confined space entry. The works were successfully completed without any issues. The rescue team on site carried out their standby duties very professionally, and this gives our own site staff extra confidence in the plan set up to manage the entry. The MRS team are the obvious supplier of choice to us, for specialist advice and rescue cover on our more complex confined space entries.

, Amco

I needed some ‘not your average’ confined space training for some quite specific tight spaces – I really didn’t want to just learn about A frames! MRS listened to my needs and delivered a great course that really helped drive home the need for care and safety and provided the knowledge required when dealing with confined space that altered the trainees’ ways of working.

, Hovis Bakery

Just want to say a massive thanks for the recent confined space course that HIS attended this week, Tori was amazing as an instructor and really assisted me when I had some difficulties with one element of the course for which I am very grateful. All the attendees are saying it is the best course they have ever attended we will be looking to book more some courses in the near future. Please pass on my thanks to Tori.

Mick Barry, Framework Manager, Hargreaves Industrial Services
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From the A1(M) please join the M62 East then take J33 and join the A162 towards Ferrybridge. Immediately exit towards Knottingley and you will find Rescue House conveniently located on the right by the junction.

Sat Nav Directions:
When programming your Sat Nav device, use the following postcode WF11 0BU. 

There is ample free parking and security cameras for peace of mind.

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