GWO Sea Survival module


GWO BST Sea Survival Module is approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO).


On completion of the BST Sea Survival Module the delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning; understanding of the advantages and limitations of the different Life Saving Appliances (LSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Personal Fall Protective Equipment (PFPE) commonly used in the offshore wind energy industry and are able to wear and use them accordingly; knowledge of risks related to transfers (dynamic/static – static/dynamic); safe transfer from vessel to dock and vessel to foundation; knowledge of the emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and WTG; knowledge of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS); recovery and First Aid treatment of a “man over board”; evacuation from a mock WTG to the water by means of rescue device; individual and collective survival techniques at sea.

Course contents

GWO BST Sea Survival Module covers the following topics:

  • Legislation
  • Exposure, Cold Shock Hypothermia and Drowing
  • Life Saving Appliances and PPE
  • Safe transfer
  • Installations, vessels and WTG
  • Man Over Board
  • SAR and GMDSS
  • Practical sea survival and transfer
  • Evaluation

Target group  

GWO BST Sea Survival module is primarily intended for personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Sea Survival Module certificates.

Entry standards 

Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating.

Course limitation

12 persons


8 hours