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Rescue & Recovery from Confined Spaces - non-BA (1 day)

1 day course
160 minutes
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130 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This Rescue & Recovery from Confined Spaces (Non-BA) course is for those who require training to be able to rescue and recover casualties from confined spaces – should an emergency arise.

Candidates on this course will experience being part of a rescue team and will be expected to set up and check rescue equipment for use in an emergency scenario. During the training scenario, delegates will learn how to work enter, work safely and recover a casualty in a simulated confined space.

Those who wish to attend this course must have completed at least a Medium Risk Confined Space course and hold a valid certificate.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

Please note – this training does not include the wearing of breathing apparatus (BA).

This course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical training in a simulated confined space environment. During the course delegates will learn theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to safely rescue and recover casualties from a confined space – including; locating a casualty, treating injuries, loading to a stretcher and transporting a casualty from a confined space.

After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Rescue and recover casualties from confined spaces
  • Check and use rescue equipment safely
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely
  • Prepare to work safely in confined spaces, under emergency conditions
  • Follow procedures for rescue and recovery in confined spaces

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This course is taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. Our instructors have all worked in hazardous environments. This first-hand experience means they understand the issues and working conditions delegates might face.

Many of our trainers are also real-life rescuers – who have attended emergencies in the UK and around the world.

Delegates will need to pass all practical assessments and a written test to complete this course.

After completing this course, delegates will receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate.


Certification lasts for 3 years.

We train a maximum of 6 candidates per course. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 6 candidates (1:6):

  • Theory training
  • Practical training
  • Written & practical assessment

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.45am and finishes at about 3.30pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Are there any pre-requisites?

Yes - those who wish to attend this course must have completed at least a Medium Risk Confined Space course and hold a valid certificate.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

“I have had 9 years training from MRS and always find the staff helpful and understanding. The facilities they use are excellent including the practical part of the confined space which I found was like a real life situation and what to expect in an emergency. WELL RECOMMENDED.” Jamie Davies

“Very good course, brilliant facilities and very clear and good instructor. Highly recommend to anyone one or company looking to train themselves / staff.” Nick Chase

“Fantastic venue for our confined space training, from the reception staff at arrival to the experience and professionalism of the trainer - this is a great facility.” Craig Hamilton

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