Sea Survival (SS)

Course Overview

GWO Sea Survival (SS) provides the skills and knowledge to travel safely to and from offshore wind installations. Need the Sea Survival Refresher (SS-R) training module? Click here.

This training is designed to ensure delegates understand survival procedures when working in and on wind turbines, with particular emphasis on travelling to and from offshore installations, and safely transferring between vessels and installations. The course provides delegates with the basic skills and knowledge to act in a preventative way from when they stand on the quay by departure until they have returned safely. This includes using possible aids, rescue equipment and methods.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO Sea Survival (SS) training course will be able to;

  • Work on offshore wind installations
  • Demonstrate sea survival techniques and safe transfer between vessels and installations
  • Use possible aids/rescue equipment and methods

Course Content

A GWO Sea Survival training course includes;

  1. Survival at sea
  2. Lifesaving appliances
  3. National and international legislation
  4. Man overboard techniques
  5. Life rafts
  6. Hypothermia
  7. Transfer of personnel and their luggage to wind turbine generators and vessels


In order to complete a GWO Sea Survival course, delegates must:

  • Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course

GWO certificate – valid for 2 years
1 Day
Personnel in the wind industry
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire

For further information, please inquire using our interest form or contact us directly.