Birmingham & Midland Marine Services Ltd

The go-to company for water safety, rescue, access and training requirements in the West Midlands. Corporate Partners of the Institute of Search and Technical Rescue, British Marine and Commercial Boat Operators Association Members and the water team made up of predominantly Maritime & Coastguard Agency / Royal Yachting Association Masters / Instructors, plus former or serving Search & Rescue, Mountain Rescue, Fire & Rescue or Medical First Responders / Technicians.

Our water safety and rescue training is HSE and CDM Regulations '15 compliant and delivered in-line with the DEFRA Flood Rescue Concept of Operations guidelines. DEFRA Module 1), (encompassing the all important 'Annex 'H' syllabus version for the Civil Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Utilities, Rail, Ecology and Environmental sectors) DEFRA Module 2) Water Rescue First Responder and by appointment, DEFRA Module 3) Water Rescue Technician. Specialist 'Inland - non-tidal' Rescue Boat Operator courses also available by appointment.

Boat trainers to the Canal & River Trust, the Environment Agency and their supporting contractors, sub-contractors and third party works. RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate (IWHC) and Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) via the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) schemes for both working on the water and to obtain either private vessel insurance or an International Certificate of Competence.

Workboat / Safety / Rescue Boat provision and DEFRA water safety & rescue training with commercial and leisure canal boat, powerboat & rescue boat training.

‘Birmingham & Midland Marine Services Ltd’ provide both specialist water-based training and also an industrial water safety, rescue, access and support service.

Training: -

Occupational Water Safety Awareness & Rescue Training, Specialist Water Rescue Training, Commercial Skipper Training – Canal & River vessels, Powerboat Coxswain, Training – Leisure and Rescue, Leisure Vessel Training – Canal Boat & Powerboat First Aid & Boat Fire Safety

Courses are available from the relevant National Governing Bodies including;

Maritime & CoastGuard Agency, DEFRA, Royal Life Saving Society, Royal Yachting Association, Canal & River Trust CAATS assessments & training - Workboat and Small / Inflatable Craft Course.

We provide specialist training for personnel working on, in, above, or near the water with a broad portfolio of specialist inland marine courses.

We also run a variety of courses suitable to the leisure or volunteer sectors.

Industrial Water Safety, Rescue, Access and Support

Specialising in bridge works & bathymetric surveys, access and safety cover, from providing water safety training, helping employers meet their Health and Safety obligations under statutory law, life jacket and Aquatic PPE provision, work platforms such as work boats, providing bank safety cover, safety / rescue boats.

Clients include High Speed Two Rail, National Grid, Highways Agency and we service a wide range of high profile PLC and .Gov organisations on a regional basis.

We can supply your organisation with a complete package; from training your personnel, to supplying you with vessels, equipment and advice.

Procurement and facilitation services are available on a consultancy basis.

B&MMS are Approved Contractors, Training Vendors and External Assessors to the Canal and River Trust and registered trainers to the Environment Agency.


The Wharf, Watling Street

Watling Street
ST19 5PR

Disability Access Information

Although we welcome everyone to our centre we are not wheelchair accessible nor licenced to work with anyone under the age of eighteen or considered 'at risk'.