MEMBER NEWS: World leading training provider announces expansion of training across the north of Scotland

October 24, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: World leading training provider announces expansion of training across the north of Scotland

MRS Training & Rescue has expanded its national fleet of mobile training units by purchasing a rig for its newest multi-million-pound training center in Aberdeen. Allowing them to take confined space and work at height training on the road. The £40,000 investment ensures the team at Aberdeen can bring accredited training to businesses across the north of Scotland.

The fully equipped, state of the art mobile training unit is designed to provide everything the company requires to teach confined space, breathing apparatus and working safely at height training and assessment at a customers’ premises.

This new unit offers businesses:

  • A controlled environment for training
  • Designed to simulate a range of working environments
  • Simulates various entry techniques
  • City and Guilds accredited for confined space training
  • Cost saving – no need for delegates to travel, so saving time and money
  • Independently sited, not requiring connections to services
  • Quick set up time

Specific features incorporated into the mobile training unit includes:

  • 30m of internal crawl space across two tiers that allows for a variety of training scenarios
  • 3.1m vertical entry – internal stairway access to roof-mounted external training platform with tripod and winch system
  • Electrohydraulic remote controlled handrail system that creates a fully enclosed, safe platform for training
  • Non-slip safety deck to enable training to be undertaken safely in wet or damp conditions
  • Camera System with eight-night vision cameras installed in the training tunnels
  • Internal and external viewing screens, allowing continual monitoring of all activity and shared learning with delegates
  • Smoke machine that distributes smoke into upper and lower compartments
  • Inbuilt lighting
  • 5 x EN795 anchors on roof for work at height work restraint training
  • 5 m ladder with inertia reel shock block for twin hook lanyard training

Operations Manager, Andy Watson says “Our units can simulate conditions and situations found within confined spaces and at height, so course attendees can learn practical skills anywhere. For the confined space training, we simulate how to work in a safe manner while in a potentially dangerous environment and then create emergency situations where candidates are taught to respond and escape in a safe manner.’’

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