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MRS Training & Rescue open new training facility

MRS Training & Rescue

Purpose-built facility offers bespoke training for working at height and in confined spaces

A BRAND-new, purpose-built, state-of-the-art training facility has been launched in Inverkeithing, Fife, by MRS Training & Rescue.

The new facility has been specifically designed to support the safety and welfare of businesses in the region and throughout Scotland, offering bespoke training for working at height and in confined spaces – two fundamental requirements for Scotland’s critical sectors, including mining and quarrying.

MRS Training & Rescue’s six figure investment follows a record year for the business, which recorded an 9% increase in profit year-on-year and a 15% increase in staff numbers.

Errol Parrish, operations manager at MRS Training & Rescue in Fife, said: ‘This is a significant investment for our business, most especially during the challenging times that the pandemic has brought.

‘We have, in fact, been fortunate to buck the economic trend over the last 12 months and have remained fully operational, helping to support our clients within mission-critical industries.’

With its dedicated confined-space vessels and network of crawl spaces with various entry points, for bespoke confined-space training, the new Inverkeithing facility will augment the company’s long-established site at Crossgates, in Fife, which already offers a purpose-built 17m high tower for work-at-height training as well as a range of confined-space training tunnels.

Mr Parrish continued: ‘We have been at the forefront of innovation since our inception over 100 years ago. From our beginnings as a Mines Rescue Station, we have developed and diversified to meet the operational needs of industry to become the nation’s premier provider of specialist working-at-height and confined-spaces training, and emergency rescue cover and consultancy.

‘This new facility will support and complement our existing site in Crossgates to help deliver the very best training solution for a number of mission-critical sectors.’

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