Covid 19

Dear Customer
You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.

Seafish Basic Health & Safety

The Seafish Basic Health and Safety course aims to provide new entrants to the commercial fishing industry the knowledge and skills required to work safely on board a commercial fishing vessel.

It is a mandatory requirement for everyone before working on a commercial fishing vessel.

The course includes an understanding of the language used in the industry, individual roles and responsibilities, the dangers of the job and which skills are required to operate safely on board. 

2 Years after completing this course, all candidates must then attend the Seafish Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment course. Both of these courses are a legal requirement to work in the Commercial Fishing Industry.

Pre- Course Requirements

Candidates must be over 16.

Course Content

The course covers basic health and safety issues and safety practices in a dangerous working environment.

Topics also include safety equipment/clothing and guidelines on accident prevention. Understanding orders and on board communications.

Course Delivery

The course consists of lectures, films and demonstrations.

Assessment and Certification

Candidates are assessed throughout the course and sit a multiple choice paper in the final session.

Successful candidates are awarded the Seafish Authority Basic Health and Safety Certificate


To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page. 

Seafish Basic Health & Safety Course Dates

There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. if you would like further information about the course or to discuss future course dates then please phone us on 01752 770589

Brixham beam trawler - Seafish Basic Health and Safety Training Course

Course Cost

Course Fee (Inc. VAT) £120


Course Duration

1 Day

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