GWO Sea Survival (SS)

GWO accredited training course giving participants the skills and knowledge to take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations.

Includes registration to GWO WINDA database.

15% off equipment online for training participants

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TWG006 GWO Sea Survival

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GWO Sea Survival training course offering both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This course gives participants the ability to act safely and responsibly and to take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore and wind energy environment.

The training course is part of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) standard.

Realistic training environment to ensure participants become competent and prepared for real life situations.

After successfully completing the GWO BST Sea Survival module, participants will have the ability to act safely and responsibly in an offshore work environment and to take responsibility for their own and fellow employees’ safety in work situations as well as in emergency situation.

The GWO BST Sea Survival training course syllabus includes:

  • Safety Culture & Legal including legal responsibilities
  • Cold water immersion:
    • Exposure
    • Cold Shock
    • Hypothermia
    • Drowning
    • Sea Sickness
    • Contaminated water
  • Life saving appliances and PPE
  • SAR and GMDSS
  • Practical Sea Survival:
    • Correct donning and use of LSA and PPE
    • Risks related to evacuation and release into water
    • Emergency descent
    • Correct usage and life raft
    • Helicopter rescue from water
  • Safe travel and transfer (theory):
    • Safe introduction on board transfer vessel
    • Hazards related to different types of transfers
    • Transfer vessels
    • Safe transfer from vessel to WTG
    • Safe transfer from dock to vessel and vessel to vessel
  • Installations, vessels and WTG’s:
    • Safety on board
    • Contingency/Emergency rescue plans
    • Man over board procedures
  • Transfer Practical:
    • Safe transfer between dock and vessel
    • Safe transfer between vessel and WTG

Training certificates are issued online via GWO’s WINDA system and valid for two years.

Our continued growth in the wind sector highlights our commitment and drive to enhance our accredited training offer in accordance with the Global Wind Organisation.

ESSENTIAL – PLEASE NOTE:

  1. GWO course participants must have a WINDA ID before they book.  If you do not have a WINDA ID please register here before booking your course
  2. Safety footwear must be worn for all practical sessions
  3. GWO Sea Survival participants must be able to swim at least 50m
  4. GWO Sea Survival participants must bring warm clothing of man-made fibres (not cotton), a spare change of clothes and a towel. Due to the nature of the course these will get wet
  5. heightec will provide a survival suit

15% discount – you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online on completion of your training course

15% discount – on completion of your training course, you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

For those looking to complete training in all five GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) modules, heightec’s GWO BST Package provides all the the knowledge and skills required for new starters in the wind industry. Includes GWO Sea Survival, GWO Working at Heights with Manual Handling, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO First Aid.

GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) Package is also available to refresh certification in all five GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) modules.

heightec is an approved Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training provider. View our full range of GWO approved training courses here.

Sea Survival Training (SS)

Course Details

Duration: 1 day
Course Venues: Kendal
Entry Requirements:
  • Participants must have a WINDA ID before they book.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Must be able to swim at least 50m.
Instructor Ratio: 1:4
Course Code: TWG006
Assessment: The instructor will assess safety, competence and aptitude during practical work. Multiple choice written test with discussion.
Certification: GWO WINDA online
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for practical training. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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