Sea Survival (GWO)

This module has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Wind Organization (GWO).
The Sea Survival training is intended for personnel working in the wind industry, involved in the construction, maintenance and / or service for offshore wind turbines and wind farms. This training provides knowledge and skills about what to do when you hit the water.

Are you interested in this training? Use the ‘Book direct’ button to view the schedule and book the training.

This training offers theoretical and practical knowledge about disasters on board a ship and / or offshore wind installation, first aid, evacuation procedures and survival techniques.
With this training, focusing on both theory and practice, STC-KNRM contributes to a safer working environment for personnel in the wind industry. This training is based on the extensive experience of STC-KNRM in providing Sea Survival training for offshore and maritime personnel. For practical parts, for example, a KNRM lifeboat with jet drive is used. But also the advanced swimming pool at the STC-KNRM location, where all weather types can be simulated.

The following components are covered in this training:

  • the dangers and symptoms of hypothermia and drowning;
  • advantages and limitations of the various LSA, PPE and PFPE used in the offshore wind industry;
  • attracting or using the various LSA, PPE and PFPE materials;
  • transfer to and from board in a safe manner;
  • emergency procedures, safety equipment and measures on and at installations, ships and wind turbines;
  • procedures in a man-on-board situation (SAR, GMDSS Recovery and First Aid);
  • evacuation procedures for wind turbines;
  • basic knowledge about survival at sea, individually and in a group.

Class times:
On the first day, participants are expected to register at 7:45 am. The training starts at 8.30 a.m. and will end around 4 p.m. This also applies to the second training day.

The training is given in English. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language. It is also possible to hire an interpreter via STC-KNRM.

Additional options:
Following the GWO Sea Survival, the following training courses can be booked:

  • GWO Manual Handling;
  • GWO First Aid;
  • GWO Fire Awareness;
  • GWO Working at Heights;
  • Medical examination.

Admission requirements:
It is important that the participant is in possession of a medical examination. STC-KNRM can arrange this inspection for you. It is also possible to hand over a statement from a doctor showing that you are physically able to participate in the training. 

Winda registration
From October 17, 2016 all participants in the GWO training must register as a participant in WINDA. Once the registration has been completed you will receive a WINDA ID, you must have sent this WINDA ID to before the training  ends. This WINDA ID is your personal identification and all your future GWO training courses will be registered under this ID. You can register for a WINDA ID with a smartphone, tablet or PC at .

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