Canadian Onsite Marine Safety Training (COMS) formerly known and operated as Interlake Safety Training has been in operation for over 25 years. COMS changed its business name from Interlake Safety Training back in 2013 to accurately reflect the company direction and mandate as the word ‘Interlake’ was predominantly only a known term for those in Central Canada and specifically the Province of Manitoba.
COMS have been delivering marine safety, marine environmental and advanced first aid training courses both off the shelf and customized onsite since 1990 for large groups and organizations.
COMS develop Workplace Marine Safety Programs that include: organizational policies, standard operating procedures, risk assessment and mitigation and environmental response training programs–both theory and practical.
COMS assist organizations in reviewing your on-water operations, marine safety equipment requirements and constructions standards of small vessels and ensure that you are meeting regulatory requirements and utilizing best practices. This is accomplished thru a program review of current policies, operating environment and exercising standard operating procedures to see where improvements could be implemented, and equipment inspection.
On-Water Practical Training
COMS will do customized on-water practical training and coaching to assist your employees in meeting organizations objectives of safety and effective operation of small commercial vessels on the rivers, lakes and coastal waters for provinces and territories within Canada. This not Transport Canada approved training but is a great compliment or addition to the theoretical MED A3 and SVOP Training.
Topics include: Departure and Crew Operations, Boat Handling Skills, Docking, Securing of Vessel, Situation Awareness, Trailering and Loading Techniques, Rough-water Handling, Anchoring and Towing, Shoreline Operations and Approach, and Man Overboard Drills.
Inland Marine Pollution Training
COMS does customized inland waters pollution training for deploying boom on rivers and inland lakes in Central Canada. Also includes operations of skimmers and oil pollution exercises.