Working at sea can be tough mentally and physically. Some medical conditions and poor health as well as fatigue, stress and being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, can contribute to accidents. It can affect your judgment and decision-making. It’s important that you look after your health and wellbeing so that you can stay safe at sea and get home to your loved ones.
Nigel Taylor, Fisherman, Cornwall.
The way in which medicals are happening is changing. By the end of November 2023, international law will require all fishermen on UK fishing vessels to have a certificate of medical fitness. You can find information here to help you to understand the changes and what to do now to meet the requirements.
Nigel Taylor, a fisherman in Cornwall, shares his experience of his mental health suffering and the benefits of having someone to talk to.
Alan Dwan, Skipper in Cornwall, talks about the importance of seeking wellbeing support, whether it be to do with your work or family life.
Hear from Conor Millar on how the 3 week Introduction to Commercial Fishing Course helped support his health and wellbeing at sea.