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GWO certificate - valid for 2 years
1 Day
Who is it for
Personnel in the wind industry
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire
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GWO Sea Survival

GWO Sea Survival

GWO Sea Survival is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) course portfolio, which sets the standards for training in the global wind energy and renewables industry.

AIS Training is the UK's number one provider of wind industry training, offering a comprehensive portfolio of GWO courses >>

Industry experienced instructors deliver courses in a state-of-the-art wind and renewables excellence centre which provides a realistic training environment, and accomodates personnel working both onshore and offshore.

Course Overview

GWO Sea Survival provides the skills and knowledge to travel safely to and from offshore wind installations.

This training is designed to ensure delegates understand survival procedures when working in and on wind turbines, with particular emphasis on travelling to and from offshore installations, and safely transferring between vessels and installations.

The course provides delegates with the basic skills and knowledge to act in a preventative way from when they stand on the quay by departure until they have returned safely. This includes using possible aids, rescue equipment and methods.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO Sea Survival training course will be able to;

  • Work on offshore wind installations
  • Demonstrate sea survival techniques and safe transfer between vessels and installations
  • Use possible aids/rescue equipment and methods

Course Content

A GWO Sea Survival training course includes;

  1. Survival at sea
  2. Life saving appliances
  3. National and international legislation
  4. Man overboard techniques
  5. Life rafts
  6. Hypothermia
  7. Transfer of personnel and their luggage to wind turbine generators and vessels 


In order to complete a GWO Sea Survival course, delegates must:

  • Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course


The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA) which allows your to verify your GWO certificates with employers.

Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.

View our step-by-step guide to registering with WINDA >>