Clyde Training Solutions Unveils Plans For New Safety Training Centre At Westway


  • CLYDE Training Solutions (CTS) has launched a new training center in Greater Glasgow, expanding its safety training offerings in the United Kingdom.
  • Located at Westway Park near Glasgow Airport, the center utilizes the White Cart Water, a River Clyde tributary, for industry-approved on-water training.
  • Facilities at the site include a dock, gangway, fast rescue crafts, lifeboats, launch infrastructure, and an onshore learning center with classrooms, a canteen, drying, storage, maintenance, first aid rooms, communal areas, changing, shower facilities, and parking spaces.
  • Complementing CTS’s Clydebank infrastructure, the new center caters to shipping and energy sectors’ training needs, focusing on high-end, cost-efficient solutions, promoting skilled and competent workforces.
  • Central Belt professionals benefit from avoiding travel and accommodation expenses by accessing on-water training locally.

CTS Unveils State-Of-The-Art Training Center In Greater Glasgow

CTS, a leading provider of Marine, Offshore, and Renewables safety training in the United Kingdom, has inaugurated a new training facility in Greater Glasgow.

The bespoke facilities based at Westway Park near Glasgow Airport utilize the White Cart Water, a River Clyde tributary to provide a range of industry-approved on-water training to certify and prepare industry professionals. 

The site includes a dock and gangway, fast rescue crafts and lifeboats, industry-specific launch infrastructure, and an onshore learning center featuring two 16-person classrooms and a canteen.

CTS Expands Training Facilities

The center also includes drying, storage, maintenance, and first aid rooms, along with communal areas, changing and shower facilities, and car parking spaces.

The site complements CTS’s current training infrastructure in Clydebank which includes a deep-water pool, fire safety site, indoor learning center, and dedicated GWO Renewables industry training site. 

Kris McDonald, General Manager, Clyde Training Solutions, said: “The development of our new training center is the next natural step in the growth of CTS and further expands our Training Portfolio for the shipping and energy sectors. 

CTS’s Cost-Efficient Training Hub

“This new site provides a cost-efficient and centrally placed solution that offers high-end, effective training, ultimately delivering more skilled and competent workforces, in line with our ethos ‘Competency Beyond Compliance’. 

“Industry professionals in the Central Belt are not required to attend initial or further training in the Northeast of Scotland for this on-water training, saving hundreds of pounds in travel and accommodation costs.”

Maritime training courses have received certification from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency for courses including STCW PSCRB (Initial and Updated), and STCW Fast Rescue Boat (Initial and Updated).

CTS Set To Meet OPITO Accreditation Standards

Upon completion of current ongoing audits, the center will also meet offshore accreditation criteria from industry body OPITO, offering a range of courses including OPITO Twin Fall Coxswain (Initial and Further), OPITO Fast Rescue Craft (Coxswain and Boatman) and OPITO ITSO.

Gregor King, Westway Asset Manager of Canmoor added: “We are thrilled to have Clyde Training Solutions as the latest high-profile occupier at the park. Access to the water was key and our dock facility provides the ideal base for this bespoke training facility. 

“In addition, Westway offers a convenient central belt location, with great communications, as well as a 24-hour secure site.”

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Source: scottishbusinessnews