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.
IOSH Working Safely Course
The IOSH Working Safely 1 day course is suitable for anyone who requires basic health and safety knowledge – which can be applied to any industry. This course is perfect for introducing employees to health and safety, why its important and how everyone can make a difference in their own workplace.
This course is fun and interactive. Those who attend will learn about what they can change in their everyday behaviour to make a workplace safer, and if they pass the course successfully will be awarded an ‘IOSH Working Safely Passport’ – which is the equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment – and is valid for 3 years.
This IOSH Managing Safely 3 day course is for managers. This course will get them ‘up-to-speed’ on the knowledge and skills they need to make sure health and safety issues are addressed in a workplace.
This course is delivered in a practical way, and all content has a direct business focus. This hands-on course is designed to engage and inspire managers, so they feel like they want to improve the safety standards in their workplaces. This course complies with current health and safety legislation, and those who successfully complete this course will receive IOSH certification which is valid for life.
This 2 day CCNSG Safety Passport course covers basic construction site safety, and most people who work on a site require this qualification.
This course covers topics such as working from height, site hazards and risks, confined spaces safety and asbestos. The course we provide is fully accredited by ECITB, and those who complete this course successfully will receive ECITB certification which is valid for 3 years.
This 1 day Manual Handling course is for anyone who has to lift as part of their job role. This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to perform manual handling activities in a safe manner.
This 1 day Abrasive Wheels course is for those who need to use, fit and maintain abrasive wheels (such as angle grinders). On this course, delegates will learn about the regulations and guidance for using these types of wheels, how to change a wheel and how to deal with damaged or faulty abrasive wheels.
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.
These towable training units have been designed and built to allow to provide a range of training courses anywhere. Inside the units, we have built spaces which allow us to deliver confined spaces courses and from the top of the units, working at height training.
We also use the units to deliver the bespoke health and safety training courses we offer. We can create or amend any of our courses, to make them suitable for a range of industries, environments and workspaces.
Health and safety accreditations
MRS Training & Rescue is recognised, accredited, certified and official members of the following industry organisations and awarding bodies:
City & Guilds
CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)
ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board)
EUSKILLS (Energy and Utility Skills)
Investors in People
Association of British Mining Equipment Companies
British Fire Consortium
British Standards Institute
JOSCAR (Accreditation system for the Defence Industry)
ISO Quality Standards:
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
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
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
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
I had 2 courses which included safety passport and confined spaces. Both was good with a professional and enjoyable lecturer
Cameron Causton, EPSCO Ltd
From the office staff to the trainers first class you won't find a better place to train keep up the good work.
Alex Hill, Skills Development Scotland
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.
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For over 100 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
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.