GWO Survival


Course Code: OE1EC93


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
07/03/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
21/03/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
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02/05/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
23/05/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
06/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
20/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  
04/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Day/ £395Enquire  

Course Overview

Gain basic survival knowledge and skills with this BST Sea Survival course.

Through a combination of theory and practical training, you will discover how to act safely and take the correct preventive 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 energy environment). 

Validity of certificate

2 years

Medical declaration

Parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration when you attend your course.

Entry Requirements

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

Successful completion of the GWO Survival course will allow delegates to:

  • demonstrate the requisite awareness of site organisation and legislation relating to the roles, responsibilities and rules applying to offshore wind farms
  • understand the importance of correct clothing and conduct in an offshore wind farm environment 
  • detect and treat stages of cold shock, hypothermia and drowning in an offshore wind environment 
  • demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to recognise the advantages and limitations of personal LSA and PPE and their correct and safe usage  
  • demonstrate the requisite knowledge related to GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems) and SAR (Search and Rescue) 
  • demonstrate the requisite individual and collective skills to enhance the chance of survival in a sea-based emergency at sea  
  • demonstrate the requisite knowledge to recognise the hazards and risks of transfer, take the correct preventative measures into account and use the available LSA and PPE in a correct and safe manner 
  • demonstrate the requisite knowledge to ensure safe conduct on installations, vessels and WTGs during normal operations and in case of emergencies and evacuation 
  • demonstrate the requisite skills to conduct safe transfer of themselves and equipment between dock and vessel, and WTG and vessel  
  • acquire the requisite skills to assist in Man Overboard (MOB) situations 

Delegates can reflect on and process their learning outcomes and key takeaways from the module, aiming to achieve a high learning transfer from the module to his/her way of work. Additionally, the aim is to give delegates the opportunity to conduct an open-minded written and oral formative evaluation of the training.  

Teaching and Learning Methods

This short course is delivered in 8 hours (one day) with no independent study required. It consists of 40% theory and 60% pool-based practical learning. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

You should being swimwear and a towel. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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