A variety of national and international security courses. We are a Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved training provider and deliver structured courses for those working or wishing to work within the private security industry.
We offer award winning cyber security courses from Qualifi so whether you are new to cyber security or you are an experienced security professional looking to enhance your skills, these certified training courses can help you and your organisation.
First aid training and FREC courses, delivered by experienced professionals. Regular courses are held at our training centre, based in Plymouth, Devon. We can also run them for clients on a nationwide and international scale offsite or at your premises.
Our medical courses are accredited by Qualsafe, one of the largest Ofqual recognised awarding organisations in the UK.
International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code courses either at our training centre in the UK, at your premises or off-site. We have e-learning courses for Proficiency in Designated Security Duties and Proficiency in Security Awareness which can be taken solely online without the need to visit an assessment centre.
Securewest provide consultancy related to the ISPS Code including our ISPS ship, Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) or port security assessment and plan services. Our aim is to ensure that the highest standards of security management is in place for our clients, their personnel and facilities worldwide.
Our Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely and Working Safely courses cover the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. They are aimed at employees and managers in all types of organisations and look at people’s responsibilities for health and safety, and workplace hazards and risks, and how to control them.
Securewest provide education and assessor qualifications for those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, including those who are not in a teaching role.
Experienced, professional trainers run a range of travel risk training courses to enhance your traveller safety and meet your duty-of-care obligations. They are aimed at groups of travellers, high-risk individuals or persons responsible for booking travel.
We include modules for diverse traveller groups, and where required, content can be amended in line with your branding, policies and processes. We aim to increase risk awareness and reduce the impact of incidents on the traveller and organisation.
ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) funding is available to serving and ex-members of the British Armed Forces. As an Approved Training Centre, you can use your ELCAS funding for a selection of our courses to progress your career and further develop your skills.
The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded eleven maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 13-19 January 2020.
13 JAN 20 – General Security Warning – UKMTO is aware of recent military activity in the Gulf Region. There is no change to the information and guidance recently given to maritime trade transiting the Gulf area.
13 JAN 20 – Robbery – The anchored bulk carrier FEDERAL BRISTOL was robbed of spare engine parts whilst in position at Panjang Anchorage, Indonesia.
13 JAN 20 – Robbery – Anchored container ship NORDIC WISMAR was boarded by two robbers armed with knives in position, upon inspection it had been discovered a long rope was missing from the forward store.
15 JAN 20 – Stowaway – On arrival in Gambia a stowaway was discovered on an unmanned barge. The person was not seen during the towage of barge on 800 metre towing length for almost 12 days.
15 JAN 20 – Suspicious Approach – Anchored tanker was approached by a boat in Douala inner anchorage, Cameroon. The security guard then fired a warning shot resulting in the boat aborting its approach.
16 JAN 20 – Attack – MV was attacked by a small boat with five persons onboard, approximately 50nm SW of Brass, Nigeria. Armed security team fired warning shots and the small boat moved away.
16 JAN 20 – Kidnapping – Six gunmen kidnapped eight crew members from a Malaysia registered fishing trawler.
18 JAN 20 – Robbery – The KIM HOCK TUG 9 towing a deck cargo barge was boarded by seven perpetrators in the Singapore Strait. Upon seeing the crew and an approaching sister tug, KIM HOCK VIRGO, the perpetrators escaped in 2-3 sampans. Some scrap metal was stolen.
18 JAN 20 – Robbery – Underway barge LKH 2882 was boarded en route from Singapore to Vietnam, 20 nm E of Singapore Port. Several pieces of scrap metal were stolen.
18 JAN 20 – General Security Warning – Reports indicate that eastern Libyan oil ports and terminals have been closed, following a request to Libya’s National Oil Corporation from the Libyan National Army (LNA), which is under the command of General Haftar.
19 JAN 20 – Boarding – An MV was boarded approximately 72 nm S of Port of Cotonou in Benin. The armed intruders approached the vessel in a skiff with a long ladder.
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
Suspicious Approach: All other unexplained activity in close proximity by an unknown vessel.
Kidnapping: Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.
Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
General Security Warning: Incidents which do not fit in the other categories, but enhance the situational awareness, e.g. flag state advisories or an attack on a non- commercial vessel such as a warship
Attack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladder, grappling hook, make contact with the vessel.
Stowaway: A person who hides aboard a ship in order to obtain free transportation.
We provide a wide range of Maritime Security and Intelligence services. For further details please contact +44 (0)1548 856 001 or email us.