World-leading training provider announces expansion of training across north of Scotland
MRS Training & Rescue (formerly known as Mines Rescue Service) have expanded their national fleet of mobile training units with the purchase of a rig for their newest multi-million-pound training centre in Aberdeen. The £40,000 investment will allow the company to take confined-space and work-at-height training on the road, ensuring 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 deliver confined space, breathing apparatus, and working safely at height training and assessment at a customer’s premises.
Quick to set up and independently sited (requiring no connections to services), the new unit and offers businesses a controlled environment for training. City & Guilds accredited for confined-space training, it is designed to simulate a range of working environments and various entry techniques.
Specific features incorporated into the mobile training unit include:
30m of internal crawl space across two tiers that allow 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 allow 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
Five EN795 anchors on the roof for work at height work restraint training
5m ladder with inertia-reel shock block for twin-hook lanyard training.
Operations manager Andy Watson said: ‘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.’