Mines Rescue Service scoops Scottish energy industry skills award for Fife safety training centre

Errol Parrish, Operations Manager, Mines Rescue Service, collects the Scottish energy award
Errol Parrish, Operations Manager, Mines Rescue Service, collects the Scottish energy award

3 December 2014

By DARA BUTTERFIELD

Mines Rescue Service – the specialist safety organisation – has been presented with a Contribution to Skills Award for its work in protecting those operating in the Scottish energy industry.

Operating across the energy sector – including oil, gas and renewables – MRS collectively has more than 100 years of skills, experience and knowledge in working in difficult and potentially dangerous environments.

The firm received renewable industry accreditation only six months ago for its purpose-built working-at-height training facility at Crossgates in Fife, which has been designed to educate the renewables workforce of the future. The premises include a wind turbine complete with blade, turbine and winch system.

Investment was made in the site earlier in the year to address the need for fit-for-purpose training facilities for workers in the renewables sector. MSR was recognised for this investment and these services at the Scottish Green Energy Awards held recently in Edinburgh.

Errol Parrish, Operations Manager, MRS, said: “We felt there was a need for specialist training facilities that covered the oil, gas and renewables (OGR) sectors. There has been a great deal of interest from businesses looking to provide the highest levels of safety skills and knowledge to their workforce.

“We are seeing a steady growth in demand for our training services across the energy industry and it is extremely heartening to receive this award from an industry we are working to serve.”

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