RIG Systems – Industrial safety and specialist rescue training providers. Confined space, work at height, water rescue, rope rescue, IRATA, first aid, emergency response teams, standby rescue


YPO (Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation) have recently announced the first national framework for providing training to the emergency services. RIG Systems are delighted to have been accepted and awarded a place on this framework, which will run until March 2020.

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The framework provides customers with a route to market for the supply of training to the emergency services, blue light and other public sector organisations; it is available to all public sector bodies, including central government and the wider public sector, social housing organisations, and voluntary and community sector bodies.


The framework has been divided into various areas of specialisation, and RIG has been awarded a place on the following lots:

▪ Urban search and rescue (civil resilience)

This lot covers training courses aimed at working at heights, in confined spaces, and the tools needed to do this effectively. Courses include: USAR Working at Heights, Trench Collapse and Rescue and USAR Tool Skills.

▪ Technical rope rescue

This lot covers courses aimed at anyone taking part in or supervising technical rope rescue, including courses such as Rope Rescue Technician, Supervisor and Instructor.

▪ Technical water rescue and flood response

This lot covers courses surrounding water rescue and flood response, courses include: Water Rescue Technician and Instructor, and Powered Boat Rescue.

▪ General fire safety

This lot covers courses surrounding general fire safety including fire wardens, fire extinguishers and risk assessments.

▪ Health and safety

This lot covers courses surrounding health and safety, courses include: IOSH, NEBOSH, Manual Handling and Accident Investigation.

▪ Instructor programmes

This lot covers courses aimed at various trainers needed within the emergency services, courses include: BA Instructor, Mass Decontaminated Instructor, HVPI, Firearms Instructor and Fire Behaviour Training Instructor.

The framework allows customers to either have training on site, off site or via e-learning where available.

We are very much looking forward to commencing work and delivering training to meet the emergency services clients’ needs, and are thrilled to discover what the next few years will bring.

For further information about this framework, speak to our sales training team about how we can help your organisation, telephone +44 (0)1208 814538.

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