History of C-MIST


C-MIST’s origins can be traced back to to 1855. The Centre for Maritime & Industrial Safety Technology Limited (C-MIST) is a long established organisation with a background that stretches back to 1855 as a Government institution.

old-shipIn promoting health and safety, the former Leith Nautical College (LNC) had to develop appropriate solutions for the hazards faced by seafarers operating across the oceans and far from third party help.

In the following century, a Hazardous Cargo Handling Unit was set up to support the shipping industry as it became more complex as the industry carried increasingly dangerous and volatile cargoes.

After the closure of LNC in 1987, C-MIST was developed into 7 specialist divisions providing a range of specialised services to industrial, commercial and public sector clients worldwide, thus CMIST Construction Division was born, along with the Environmental, Fire Safety, Hazardous Cargo Handling, Maritime and Offshore, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene and the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Divisions.

The availability of in-house expertise and knowledge of the latest technology operations, codes of practice, and regulations, combined with our specialist experience, allow our clients to benefit from cost effective and practical solutions tailored to their needs.


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