WesCom Signal and Rescue showcases its commitment to safety training at METSTRADE 2018

13 – 15 November 2018 | Amsterdam | Stand 03.125

Global supplier of marine distress signals, WesCom Signal and Rescue confirms it will be exhibiting at the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems, METSTRADE in Amsterdam this year.

In support of its many distributors and partners around the world, WesCom Signal and Rescue has been developing a range of bespoke programmes to enhance training facilities. In the last 12 months, this has included providing more than 1,000 dummy products, and creating detailed animations and guidance materials for its branded SOLAS and non SOLAS products, for over 120 training establishments around the world.

Chris Feibusch, Director of Global Marketing and Communications at WesCom Signal and Rescue, comments, “It is imperative that seafarers know how to physically use safety devices onboard and understand how they work, should an emergency at sea occur. Our brand is committed to safety training and exceptionally high standards of products.”

The animations created by WesCom Signal and Rescue assist maritime training establishments both with classroom training, offering an alternative information source, and for the increasingly popular use of web-based training courses. They can also be included within ships’ digital training manuals on board and offer a highly effective method of teaching compared to traditional pictorial training manuals. They are now being trialed with the RNLI, and can be accessed by all of the 6,000+ volunteer crews as part of their initial and ongoing training.

The animations will be shown on WesCom’s stand during METSTRADE.

WesCom Signal and Rescue will be showing these animations from its stand during the show. Chris adds, “METSTRADE provides our brand with the opportunity to showcase the life-saving work we’re doing at WesCom Signal and Rescue and highlight potential developments for the future. It also provides us with the perfect platform to meet with our global network of distributors and partners in one place.”

WesCom Signal and Rescue has been shortlisted for the prestigious, Best Crew Safety Development Programme Award, in this year’s Safety at Sea Awards 2018, which will be announced on Thursday 18 October 2018 in London.

The global platform for the leisure marine industry, METSTRADE showcases the launch of hundreds of innovative new products, provides exclusive networking opportunities and knowledge sharing hubs for thousands of professionals, and encourages new business introductions and the start of long-term partnerships. Last year, the show saw more than 16,000 unique visitors (up 5% from 2016) who came from 116 different countries (107 in 2016) around the world.

WesCom Signal and Rescue is trusted by the world’s navies, lifeboat and rescue services, merchant fleets and airlines, as well as by fishing vessels and leisure craft. For further information about WesCom Signal and Rescue, please visit: www.wescomsignal.com.