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
100+ Years Experience Over 100 years' experience
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 Knottingley

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

Contact: 01977 676700
Email: yorkshire@mrsl.co.uk
Fax: 01977 674330

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. We are a leading First Aid training and assessment provider and are approved by the MPQC Awarding Organisation. We are also a leading work at height training provider, with our training facility being approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) to offer a range of courses suitable for anyone working in the wind industry on wind turbines.

We are specialists when it comes to providing 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.

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.

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

MRS have made a conscientious effort to keep all personnel save during the pandemic. The confined space training i attended recently was delivered to a very high standard by knowledgeable and experienced trainers and assessors. Many thanks.

Mick Firth, Firmac Civils Ltd

MRS are always helpful and professional and always work flexibly to meet our requirements.

, Heineken

As the maintenance manager of the brewing department at Heineken, Tadcaster, I have dealt with you for several years whereby you have provided rescue cover in all departments from kegging to brewery to the boiler house. During the years I have found you all to be honest, reliable, hard-working, conscientious and courteous. Your attention to detail with providing us with up-to-date risk assessments and emergency arrangements are of a high calibre which aligns with the requirements of Heineken procedures. Having MRS on site gave my staff the confidence to know that should something go wrong, the very best are in attendance to rescue them should it be required.

, Maintenance Manager, Heineken
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Directions...

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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