Tunnelling and Mining Safety Courses

Plan, prepare and train to work safely in mines and tunnels.

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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

MRS Training & Rescue provide specialist safety training for mining and tunnelling professionals both onsite and at training centres conveniently located across the UK. Our courses address the various safety considerations specific to mining and tunnel environments, ensuring thorough preparation for a broad range of industry challenges.

With over 120 years of experience protecting mining professionals, MRS Training & Rescue, is uniquely attuned to industry safety requirements and regulations.

Which mining or tunnelling training course should I choose?

We offer a range of bespoke mining courses that meet National Occupational Standards, and we are a Mineral Products Approved Centre (MP Awards) for mining and shot firing training courses.

Our facilities include a shot firing simulator, allowing delegates to actively participate in the shot firing process as experienced in a mine. Simulated scenarios include the charging of shot holes to specification, undertaking pre and post firing checks, and misfire management.

Built-for-purpose underground galleries also enable us to carry out highly realistic mines rescue training.

We offer the following courses:

  • Mines Rescue Operative training and assessment
  • Golden Hour (Managing the initial part of a major mine incident)
  • Shotfiring in Mines
  • Safe in the Underground Environment (MG1 and MG2)
  • Bespoke Mining training and assessment (Winders, Banksmen, Miners)
  • Mining Legislation
  • Advanced First Aid (Mining specific)

Practical Training Facilities

We have simulated training facilities at our centres throughout the UK and a mobile training unit we are able to tow to sites such as construction sites, offices and factories.

Mining Qualifications and Equipment

Tunnelling Risks

Why Use MRS?

MRS Training & Rescue are leading providers of confined spaces training and high-risk rescue services for a wide variety of industries in the UK. However, with a mining legacy spanning 120 years, we have particular specialism in this field.

We trace our roots back to the turn of the 20th century when we were established to respond to emergencies in the UK mining industry. Today, rebranded as MRS Training and Rescue, we have retained all the governance and expertise required to operate a national mines rescue scheme, which up until 2015, was approved by the Secretary of State.

More than just educators 

Most of our instructors are real-life emergency rescuers with extensive experience operating in a wide range of dangerous environments and situations - adding rare personal insight to our courses.

Advanced training facilities 

Our training centres, some of which have been active for 100 years, provide the perfect environment for immersive, practical learning. We also happily travel to provide training and rescue services onsite with a state-of-the-art fleet of mobile training units at our disposal.

Recognised specialists 

We are the largest private sector rescue company in the UK and are recognised within the Mines Regulations 2014 as a specialist rescue services provider. Our commitment to safety has stood the test of time, and no other rescue company in the public or private sector can compete with our knowledge and experience.

Bespoke training 

We realise not one single solution is right for every organisation, and that’s why we offer bespoke and tailored training and rescue solutions. If you’re unsure of the training required or the risks you or your employees face, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Superb Confined Space training from a very professional organisation and trainer.

Mark Thompson, Tunnelling Manager, Transport for London

Excellent courses; Tunnelling and TEEPS, everyone was professional and engaging, our tutor had a wealth of experience, highly recommend.

Susan Donnelly, Health & Safety Executive
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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

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