GWO BST Sea Survival Training Refresher

Course overview

The GWO Basic Safety Training Sea Survival Refresher module has been designed to refresh knowledge and skills to act safe and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or wind turbine generator, and vice versa; both during normal operation and in a given emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of dangers and symptoms in relation to hypothermia and drowning.

  2. An understanding of the advantages and limitations of the different LSA, PPE and PFPE commonly used offshore in the wind industry and are able to wear and use them accordingly.

  3. Safe transfer from vessel to dock, vessel to foundation and vessel to vessel.

  4. Knowledge of the emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and wind turbine generators.

  5. Knowledge of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

  6. Recovery and first aid treatment of a “man over board.

  7. Evacuation from a wind turbine generator to water by means of “Constant Rate Descender”.

  8. Individual and collective survival techniques at sea.

Course content

The content for the Sea Survival Training course programme is:

  • Introduction to the Course

  • Legislation

  • Exposure, Hypothermia and Drowning

  • Life Saving Appliances and PPE

  • Safe Transfer

  • Installations, Vessels and Wind Turbine Generators

  • Man Over Board

  • SAR and GMDSS

  • Practice Sea Survival

  • Transfer Practical

  • Evaluation

Target audience and course duration

The Sea Survival programme has been designed for personnel working both onshore and offshore within the wind industry and the estimated time to complete the module is 10 hours.

Course assessment

Practical and written.

All successful candidates will receive a MB Globalus Mokymai and a Global Wind Organisation approved certificate valid for 2 years. Certificates must be renewed within 2 years of the date of assessment​.

Admission requirements

Attendees should be medically and physically fit to carry out the practical part of the course and free from medical contra-indications that may prevent them from working safely at height. Course participants will be required to self-certify their medical and physical fitness before commencement of the course. 

Participants should be aged 18 years or over.


From 17 October 2016, delegates who attend a GWO Training course must create a profile in WINDA  in order to get a WINDA ID which they must supply to ARCH prior to completing the training.


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Course cost

Call: +370 676 27665

Price includes the WINDA fee, coffee breaks, free lunch and accomodation. VAT 21% included.


• Working at hight 4.9/5

• Manual Handling 4.8/5

• Fire Awarenes 4.8/5

• First Aid 4.8/5

• Sea Survival 4.8/5

Course duration

1 day

Course dates

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