Stream Marine Training (SMT) launches new training courses in renewables sector


Global maritime and industry leading training course provider Stream Marine Training (SMT) has launched a new set of training packages for entrants into the renewables industry. The courses have been approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).

The UK-based company, which holds its training facility at Glasgow Airport, is delighted to offer an extensive course catalogue that will now include training in the renewables and offshore industries.

Along with the GWO courses, the company is also launching Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) emergency response training for both team members and team leaders. The OPITO courses BOSIET (basic offshore safety induction and emergency training) and FOET (further offshore emergency training) are currently in development.

SMT is the UK’s largest short course maritime provider and has been at the forefront of maritime training since its inception in 2014, beginning with basic STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) courses. Since then, it has expanded to three sites and, recently, installed a GWO training tower for its working at height and advanced rescue training courses.

The UK Government has committed to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and SMT has also pledged to achieve this and is therefore deeply passionate about providing the best training for future energy sources.

The approved GWO Onshore Basic Safety Training (BST) provides delegates with important skills, which include Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights, and Manual Handling. To enable delegates to work in the offshore environment, an additional GWO Sea Survival training would need to be completed.

Upon completion delegates will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards.

The BST will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency and to increase their safety through proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, emergency equipment and procedures.

Martin White, CEO of Stream Marine Training said: “We are delighted that we have now launched our range of new training packages for the offshore and onshore sectors in the ever-growing renewables industry. Young workers coming into the industry will undergo basic training equipping them with all the basic tools needed to start their careers. These new courses demonstrate our passion to support the Government’s aim to achieve ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“Launching these courses also shows our commitment to remain at the forefront of training, and we are delighted with our latest GWO accreditation, we are able to offer trainees the best possible start to their careers.”

For more information on the GWO courses click here or for the OPITO courses click here.