Clyde Training Solutions reopens

22nd Jul 2020

On-site training has recommenced at Clyde Training Solutions following temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week 16 Clyde Marine Training merchant navy cadets undertook STCW Advanced Fire Fighting and STCW Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties, before a full centre reopening will take place in early August.

Over and above Government guidance, stringent health and safety measures have been implemented throughout the centre to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 onsite.

Kris McDonald, Centre Manager, said: “At the beginning of 2020 it would have been completely unthinkable that within a few short months our way of life would completely change.

“As with all workplaces, Clyde Training Solutions has adapted to this new environment, and we have implemented sweeping measures to best ensure the health and safety of our staff, delegates and visitors.

“One example of these measures is the installation of fixed thermal image scanners at our centre entrance that will confirm core body temperatures of all people attempting to enter.

“Whilst we are excited to welcome delegates onsite again, we do promote caution and vigilance until the COVID-19 virus has been fully suppressed.”

Attending trainee, Andrew Corlett, Phase One Deck Cadet, said: “It was great to be back training after lockdown, and I had an enjoyable experience at Clyde Training Solutions and it is clear they have invested a lot of time into preventing the spread of COVID.

“Our instructor was very professional and along with delivering the syllabus, social distancing was clearly a high priority.

“Although some things are different, it was good to be making progress like this again towards my cadetship.”

Clyde Training Solutions is a Northern Marine Group subsidiary.