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New mobile training unit for MRS Training & Rescue

MRS Training & Rescue have purchased a new mobile training unit for their multi-million-pound training centre in Aberdeen MRS Training & Rescue have purchased a new mobile training unit for their multi-million-pound training centre in Aberdeen

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

  • Inbuilt lighting

  • 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.’


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