Birmingham & Midland Marine Services Limited operate Gailey Wharf Training Centre and Chillington Hall Training Centre, on both the scenic Staffs & Worcester Canal near Stafford and on the Chillington Hall Estate, established 900 years in the same ownership, plus various other open water venues throughout the Midlands and Wales.

We are approved training suppliers to the Canal & River Trust, the Environment Agency, their main contractors including Ground-Control and Stonbury, as well as Blue-light, Commercial and Industrial sector personnel.

B&MMS specialise in providing a variety of training courses aimed primarily at the commercial sector. Designed for personnel working on or near water, we offer a broad portfolio of specialist inland marine training, specialising in Water Safety & Water Rescue.

‘Occupational Water Safety & Rescue’ courses and training programmes are available for personnel planning on working afloat

Our DEFRA Module 1) course is Environment Agency (Annex ‘H’ syllabus), DEFRA & CDM Regulations 2015 compliant & HSE endorsed.

‘Water Safety / Rescue Awareness and First Responder programmes are aimed at the construction, civil engineering, rail, utilities, events, maintenance, Arb, environmental, emergency services, military, expedition and education sectors, where personnel may be working around ‘open water’ and our inland waterways (or being deployed as ‘safety-cover’), where an element of risk from the water has been flagged up on a risk assessment.

Specialist First Aid training, one-day, three-day and five-day medical courses are delivered via the TQUK, RYA and RLSS schemes and range from basic First Aid at Work to Initial Person on the Scene of an Incident (IPOS). Our TQUK courses are aimed at marine oriented Arb operations and can be tailored to your company requirements.

Courses under development for 2022/23 in association with Vegetation Management Training

  • LANTRA Arb: Chippers in Workboats
  • LANTRA Arb: Chainsaw Operations from Small Craft
  • Lifejacket Users Refresher courses – Lifejacket usage in vehicles

For further information on our current or developmental courses, please email the office: