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First Aid Training and Assessments

Plan, prepare and train to work safely in confined spaces

120+ Years Experience Over 120 years' experience
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
Nationally Recognised Qualifications Nationally Recognised Qualifications
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage

MRS Training & Rescue are leading first aid training and assessment providers, and are approved by an awarding body.

Our accredited first aid courses are designed to provide skills, knowledge and confidence needed to deliver effective first aid in emergency situations. We understand that when something out of your control goes wrong – an effective first aider is essential. Over 100 of our first aid instructors have the qualifications and experience to teach anyone the first aid they require to be compliant and effective.

What is the right first aid training course for me?

We are approved to deliver first aid courses that comply with the First Aid Regulations Act 1981. Those who successfully complete our courses will receive a certificate which proves they have the right training to be compliant with this regulation.

We offer a variety of first aid courses. If you need help in deciding which one is the right course for you and your business – don’t hesitate to contact us.

Frequently asked questions

MRS Training & Rescue are an awarding body approved assessment provider, and as such, we are able to deliver, assess and certificate first aid courses which comply with the First Aid Regulations Act 1981.

Our First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid courses are accredited by QualSafe and our Advanced First Aid course is accredited by MP Awards.

We are also Global Wind Organisation (GWO) approved training providers – which means we are approved to deliver first aid courses for the wind turbine industry and can award GWO recognised certification.

It is important delegates not only learn the theoretical aspects of first aid training but also be assessed for competence when needing to use the skills in a practical situation. Our practical courses provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to use what you have been taught and assessed against in a real emergency. So, should one occur, you'll be equipped with the skills you need.

First aid is the act of giving someone help and assistance when they are sick or involved in an emergency until access to medical assistance can be obtained. The goals of first aid are to:

  • Preserve life
  • Prevent deterioration
  • Promote recovery

“A helping hand until access to medical assistance can be obtained.”

What is a first aider, and what are their responsibilities?
A first aider is someone selected by an employer to undertake the function of providing first aid and who, therefore, is provided with first aid training in accordance with the requirements of the HSE.

A first aider has several responsibilities:

  • Assess the scene
  • Obtain help
  • Treat the patient
  • Minimize the risk of infection
  • Manage post incident / emergency

Up to 150,000 people in the UK die each year in situations where first aid could have made a difference.

Companies with 25 – 50 employees are required by the Health and Safety Executive to have at least one person with the ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ qualification. In workplaces with a higher number of employees, it is recommended that you have numerous fully trained first aiders, reducing the risk of serious implications of lack of first aid trained staff.

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure adequate equipment, personnel and facilities are provided in preparation for injured staff members and must be able to provide immediate attention and care. Regular risk assessments must be carried out in the workplace to determine what problems there are and what to provide in aid of them.

As accidents and illness can happen at any time, it’s important that first aid is always readily available for workers. Employers have a legal responsibility towards their employees, and they must appoint a person to take charge in any incident if this is not themselves.

The instructor was great, easy to understand, worked at a good pace and very knowledgeable

, British Gypsum

The course was very informative and I came away having learned many new skills. The staff were very friendly and confident, which made for a very relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend the course and the company.

Dawn Cockerill, Woodland View Primary School

Quality training from knowledgeable people at a relaxed pace conducive to learning.

Stuart Basson, Chesterfield Borough Council

Excellent 3 days of First Aid at work, brilliant blend of theory, practical and examples by Phil the tutor. Would definitely recommend.

Steven Pepper, Autochair Ltd

By far the most professional delivery of a first aid course I have attended. Excellent knowledge and experience demonstrated by the trainer. The course was delivered in a professional but approachable way. The administrative organization is excellent. Thank you.

Theresa Skillen, School Business Leader, Redgate Primary Academy
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Our Heritage

MRS Heritage

For over 120 years, MRS has provided its specialist skills, experience and knowledge to effect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground. Read more about our historic heritage, and how it has impacted on our present and future, by clicking here

The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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