Many industries require workers to carry out duties in potentially high-risk environments. Thankfully, health and safety standards are becoming more considered across all sectors and there are some fantastic organisations in the UK who are able to offer businesses expert advice and training to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
One such organisation is MRS Training & Rescue (the new name for Mines Rescue Service), who Ruth Lee Ltd has supplied manikins to for many years. From 7 sites across the UK they offer a comprehensive range of health and safety related products, confined space training and rescue services – and also develop specialist programmes for a wide range of industries including; utilities, tunnelling, quarrying, nuclear, construction and manufacturing. Courses include:
• Emergency Rescue Cover and Response
• Working in Confined Spaces
• Working at Height
• Health and Safety
• First Aid
• Fire Fighting
Julie Wilson, Marketing Manager at MRS Training & Rescue kindly sent us a collection of photos and said:
“In our high-risk rescue and recovery from confined spaces training, we train candidates on the scenario of recovering a casualty from a hazardous environment through an area that has restricted access. For example, there may be an unconscious casualty requiring a stretcher that has to be removed safely using other access equipment like winches and tripods etc, being manoeuvred through restricted spaces such as a vertical lift through a manhole.
The manikins are safer to use than live casualties! They are also very realistic as they are weighted to make them feel like a real person – so we can create very realistic training and rescue scenarios.
We would definitely recommend Ruth Lee manikins to others. We have been using them for well over 25 years and counting!”
To find out more about the courses offered by MRS Training & Rescue, why not join them on Facebook here