GWO Survival Refresher


Course Code: OE1EC252


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
05/10/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
13/10/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
19/10/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
02/11/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
10/11/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
16/11/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
30/11/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
14/12/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  

Course Overview

Within this Sea Survival module you will review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through open questions and practical training. Delegates will be able to act safely and take the correct preventative actions in all aspects of offshore operations, from shore to installation vessel or wind turbine generator (WTG), and vice versa, during both normal operation and emergency in an offshore wind turbine environment.  

GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Refresher Package: £815 - 3.5 days

Book a package of all five of the GWO basic safety training refresher courses and get a discount on the individual course prices.


GWO First Aid Refresher
GWO Fire Awareness
GWO Manual Handling
GWO Survival Refresher
GWO Working at Height (Refresher – 1 Day)

Call 01253 504800 to book.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must hold valid and in-date GWO Survival certificate before undertaking this training.

Important GWO Refresher Course Validity

GWO certificates must be renewed by undertaking the relevant refresher training course prior to, and inclusive of, the expiry date stated on the specific training certificate. Where the expiry date has been exceeded, the delegate must complete the relevant initial training course in order to be re-certified.

GWO certificates can be renewed up to two months prior to the original certificate’s expiry date in order to maintain the original certification. If a certificate is renewed beyond 2 months prior to the expiry date stated on the training certificate, the re-issued certificate will carry an expiry date of 24 months from the date of course completion.  

Delegates are required to register as a delegate on the GWO WINDA database prior to arrival. Registration is free. Visit the Global Wind Safety website and complete the relevant fields. You will need to bring your WINDA ID to all booked training courses. 

    Career Options and Progression

    Completion of the GWO Basic Safety training package is essential for those working in the wind turbine industry.

    Assessment Methods

    This BSTR Sea Survival Module shall ensure that:

    • the delegate can demonstrate knowledge of dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning  
    • the delegate can demonstrate understanding of the advantages and limitations of the different Life Saving Appliances (LSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PPE), commonly used offshore in the wind energy industry, and can don and use these accordingly  
    • the delegate can demonstrate knowledge of risks related to transfers (dynamic/static – static/dynamic)  
    • the delegate can demonstrate knowledge of the emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and WTGs  
    • the delegate can demonstrate recovery and first aid treatment of a ‘man overboard’  
    • the delegate can demonstrate evacuation of the mock WTG to the water by using a rescue device
    • the delegate can demonstrate individual and collective survival techniques at sea 

    Teaching and Learning Methods

    This BSTR Sea Survival Module is estimated to last eight hours, including meals and breaks. It consists of 40% theory and 60% practical learning.

    Training focuses on the access and egress conditions encountered in wind turbine environments, with practical skills trained and demonstrated within a restricted area of movement. Where possible, all elements of the course will be covered by demonstration and practical exercises.

    Industry Placement and Field Trips

    This course has no industry placement and no field trips. 

    Other Costs and Equipment Needed

    You should bring swimwear and a towel.  All other equipment/resources you need are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. 

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    Tuition Fees

    Regulation and Accreditation

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