Mines Rescue Service Ltd

29th January 2014

A century-old company is continuing to diversify and keep its workforce well-skilled and well-connected thanks to membership of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

For more than 100 years, Mines Rescue Service Ltd (MRSL) has developed specialist experience and know-how gained from working in difficult and potentially dangerous environments to enable the rescue and escape of mineworkers from underground. The company provides high quality confined space training to National Occupational Standards, at nationwide facilities including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Kellingley, Tyne and Wear, South Wales and Scotland. Commercial and operations manager Andrew Watson attributes the firm's success to diversification over the decades. -Following the return of the coal mining industry to the private sector, MRSL has continued to build upon - but not restricted itself to - those proud traditions, he said. -We are unique in being Government-approved for the provision of an escape and rescue service from underground coal mines and are also contracted to The Coal Authority to attend coal mining related hazards to ensure public safety. -But we have diversified and brought that expertise to support a comprehensive range of other courses including First Aid, Fire-fighting, Health and Safety and Breathing Apparatus. -Key to our success has been getting out into the business community and meeting new customers and our membership of Sheffield Chamber has helped with this through networking events. -We also use the Chamber's commercial training courses to increase the knowledge and experience of our employees and speed up the process of diversification for the company. Contact: Mines Rescue Service registered headquarters Leeming Lane South Mansfield Woodhouse Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG19 9AQ Tel: 01623 423777 Fax: 01623 638500 Email: minres@minesrescue.com Web: www.minesrescue.com

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