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.
Introduction to Commercial Fishing - Seafish
The Introduction to Commercial Fishing course is a three-week induction course for those wanting to begin a career in fishing, covering all the essential subjects necessary for going to sea on a fishing boat.
Included in the training are safety equipment, fishing gear, catch handling, net mending, rope work, navigation and watchkeeping.
Anyone interested should contact Hazel Bennett to enquire about this course here
Pre- Course Requirements
You must be 16+ and willing to attend and complete all the modules presented in the course over a 3 week period.
The new entrant to fishing course involves two weeks of shore-based training which involves hands-on, practical sessions. These back up the classroom teaching which includes the use of demonstrations and videos to provide information to candidates.
This is followed by one week of mandatory safety courses in Sea Survival, Fire Fighting, First Aid and Health and Safety. Where possible, assistance can be given to candidates to find berths on suitable fishing vessels.
The course consists of lectures, films, demonstrations and practical work, which includes visits to the local fish quay, fish market and any other relevant locations.
Assessments and Certification
Candidates are assessed throughout the course on their abilities and your attitude to the work.
Successful candidates will receive the Seafish Industries Introduction to Commercial Fishing certificate and the four basic safety certificates that are required before going to sea. These are Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques (Sea Survival), Basic First Aid and Health and Safety at sea.