Training and Safety Centre

Currently we are closed

Training and Safety centre is currently closed.

Training and Safety Centre update


Currently we are closed and unable to offer any direct visits to schools or community groups. This is due to the ongoing situation regarding transmission of COVID-19 within the community.




StayWise is now available 

StayWise is a free digital, safety education library brought to you by the UK emergency services and a number of national safety organisations.

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The website is full of resources that advance children’s understanding of public safety issues linked to the national curriculum, helping children and
young people learn about safety in an accessible way.


Try it now: (opens in a new tab)




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Training and Safety Centre

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Training and Safety Centre Reception

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"The Street" scene

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View from the viewing gallery

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Survival Academy



Currently we are closed and unable to offer any direct visits to schools/ community groups.


Frequently asked Questions


If you have a visit booked?


All visits are cancelled until further notice.

You need to inform your group members and ask them not to travel to the Training and Safety Centre.


When will you be back open?

Information regarding future re-opening of the centre will be available on our website and via Twitter @GMFRS_SC. (opens in a new window). To be added on to the mailing list for news regarding the Safety Centre opening please email​


We are reviewing opening the Safety Centre on a month by month basis, currently the earliest opening date will be March 2021. This will be subject to local and national guidelines.


If you have a visit booked in prior to March 2021, this will be cancelled accordingly.


We will do our best once the centre is re-opened to contact all schools and educational providers to rebook your visit.


If you want to make a future booking


We are not currently accepting booking at the Safety Centre; we are awaiting further guidance on when we can start accepting future bookings.


Last updated 18/12/2020



StayWise is now available 


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UK Emergency Services release national learning platform
StayWise, a free learning platform with resources currently aimed at pupils aged 3 - 11 years old, has been released in the UK.


The website will host resources for later key stages in the very near future.


StayWise offers lesson plans, videos, and activity sheets to provide teachers and home-schoolers with the resources to help young people understand safety topics via learning that fits in with the national curriculum.


By bringing together the educational resources of emergency services and safety charities into one place, StayWise makes it as easy as possible for teachers to access free resources that compliment subjects like maths and science across multiple key stages.


The platform frees up planning time for teachers – just select an age group, subject, or theme, and access curriculum-approved lesson plans and resources straight away.


Try it now: (opens in a new tab)

About StayWise:

Led by the National Fire Chiefs Council, StayWise brings together fire and rescue services, police forces, ambulance services, and the
coastguard with national safety charities like the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, the Royal Life Saving Society, and the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools.

A free interactive learning opportunity

The centre not only offers a curriculum enhancing, immersive and interactive learning environment that supports the work of schools and emergency services, but also shows visitors how to protect themselves against fire and other dangers and what to do in an emergency.

Real life experience with real life scenarios

Find Us


GMFRS Training and Safety Centre

Hinds Lane


BL8 2GN (Sat Nav use BL8 2AL)



The GMFRS Training and Safety Centre is approximately a 15 minute walk from the Bury Interchange. The most direct route is via a footpath from Bridge Road. Once you pass the High School buildings on your left, take the left fork of the path down the hill to access the pedestrian bridge to the Centre (not the right fork up onto the viaduct).

Alternatively, you can stay walking on the main road – Jubilee Way/Bolton Road, away from The Rock in Bury. When you walk past Domino’s, take the next left down Arthur Street and follow the road all the way down. You will pass the security lodge, carry walking down and take the next left to our main entrance. You can press the button to reception and someone will open the gate.

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There is plenty of cycle parking outside the main entrance. NCN6 passes over the viaduct outside the Centre. To access the Centre, take the fork of the path from the viaduct on the east side of the Irwell to access the pedestrian bridge over the river to the Centre.

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Public Transport

Bury Interchange is accessible by Metrolink and bus.

Buses from Bury Interchange

The numbers 91, 98 and 471 from Bury Interchange will take you to Bolton Road. Get off outside Millercare, walk a few paces up to Arthur Street which leads to Wellington Street, turn right on Wellington Street and keep walking until you go under the old railway bridge and double back under the next arch to gain access to the site.


There is a car park and space for three coaches.

By road from the M66

Leave the M66 at Junction 2, follow the signs to the centre of Bury, then A58, Bolton Rd, towards Bolton, turn left in to Arthur Street at the lights, continue to Wellington Street, turn right and continue under the Railway Bridge, double back under the next arch to access the car park. Postcode BL8 2GN ( for SatNav use BL8 2AL), but continue to the end of the road underneath the railway arches.

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