Health and Safety Training and Consultancy

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
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage

For over 115 years, MRS Training & Rescue has operated in hazardous environments – in an age before modern legislation and employee safety. Our aim has always been to provide scalable solutions which help to keep people safe in their working environments, and this is the core of everything we do.

We provide a wide range of health and safety solutions, training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK and internationally. We help to keep people safe by delivering best-in-class training.

Which health and safety course should I choose?

We provide a comprehensive portfolio of health and safety courses – all of which are designed to ensure any individual or organisation is compliant with health and safety and regulations, and industry best practice.

Our courses blend classroom activity with practical training and assessments, to ensure course delegates learn what they need to know to confidently minimise health and safety risks in their own workplaces.

Do you provide on-site or bespoke health and safety training?

We can provide onsite health and safety training, at your premises, with our fleet of state-of-the-art mobile training units.

Health and safety accreditations

MRS Training & Rescue is recognised, accredited, certified and official members of the following industry organisations and awarding bodies:

Award Bodies:

  • City & Guilds
  • MPAwards
  • CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)
  • EUSKILLS (Energy and Utility Skills)
  • GWO
  • QualSafe
  • MNTB

Industry Standards:

  • Achilles Verify
  • Safe contractor
  • Investors in People


  • Constructionline
  • Safecontractor
  • Association of British Mining Equipment Companies
  • British Fire Consortium
  • British Standards Institute
  • RISQs
  • Achilles FPAL
  • IOSH
  • JOSCAR (Accreditation system for the Defence Industry)

ISO Quality Standards:

Environmental Accreditation

ISO 14001:2015 via BAB

Achilles Verify (with an environmental score of 100%)

Quality Assurance Accreditation

ISO 9001:2015 via BAB

Achilles Verify (with a quality score of 100%)

Health & Safety Accreditation

ISO 45001:2018 via BAB

What is the health and safety law in the UK?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary legislation covering all Health and safety. This aims to secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work. It also aims to protect persons other than persons at work, against risks to health or safety arising out of, or in connection with, the activities of persons at work.

The act, supplemented by regulation, addresses assessing risks in the workplace, notifying employees about these risks and how they will protect them and provide training on how to tackle these risks. And how to ensure the safe maintenance of the place of work by consulting with employees on health and safety issues.

Legally, the company is not required to have a written Health and Safety Policy or record their risk assessments as they have less than 5 employees, however the benefits to the company in doing so, include;

  • Helping you to communicate and manage the risks in your business
  • identifying how your activities may affect other employer’s or contractors when you share or use another workplace, and how their activities may affect your employees
  • Having up to date health and safety information when requested from contractor prequalification and compliance management companies
  • Being able to demonstrate that you have taken reasonable steps to meet your duty to provide a safe workplace and comply with relevant legislation
  • Could prove useful if visited by an enforcing authority
  • Help insurance companies regarding personal injury and negligence claims

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) key purpose is to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work. They have released their annual report on workplace fatality figures in the UK for 2020/21 according to RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations), and some of the key data is highlighted here.

Health & Safety Consultancy

Health and safety consultance

We're here to help you by offering a range of solutions. From providing a dedicated advisor who can act as your competent person for health and safety to organising risk assessments and implementing control measures / safe systems of work, we can provide the help, support and expert advice you need.

Whether you require our full service or just a little help to finalise your H&S systems, we can help with a tailored solution that is practical and jargon free.

We can help you:

  • PLAN – Determine your H & S policies and procedures and the arrangements to deliver them
  • DO – Organise risk assessments and implement control measures / safe systems of work. Provide effective information, instruction, training & supervision
  • CHECK – assess your level of compliance by safety audits, workplace observations / inspections
  • ACT – Review your safety performance for effectiveness in managing risk and protecting your people and your business (i.e. make sure the plan is working)

We can build and develop your health and safety management system, keeping documents functional and concise, with the emphasis on their effectiveness rather than sheer volume of paperwork.

  • Competent, practical, jargon free advice
  • Tailored specific to you and not just a generic ‘package’ of information
  • Continuing support to keep you up to date with changes to legal requirements, guidance and best practice

At MRS Training & Rescue we are flexible, adapt to change and legislation and are at the forefront of innovation

I had 2 courses which included safety passport and confined spaces. Both was good with a professional and enjoyable lecturer

Cameron Causton, EPSCO Ltd

Excellent training on the IOSH managing safely course. Jason was great and ensures you have the underpinning knowledge to complete the exam. Been here quite a few times before and its always great training.

Mark Wyard, Enfinium

Useful training well delivered! Clearly defined duties and checks I should be doing and a hand out for future reference.

Craig Manning, Centre for Process Innovation Limited

Trainer Alec Knott's was very interesting and informative with knowledge by the barrow load definitely went the extra mile . Well put together and delivery of a manual handling course .I also attended a first aid at work course by the same trainer again excellent use of information , wouldn't hesitate to book on any up and coming courses by this company ... Well worth the 5 Stars 

Stephen Bradley, Scottish Water

Excellent presentations and knowledge with great interaction between tutor and classroom. Very friendly but concise in instruction of different subject matters. Course has refreshed myself in the importance of good work practises.

Tony Handy, ENVICO
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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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