GWO BST Sea Survival: Full / Refresher

Sea Survival Module as a part of the GWO Basic Safety Training

The goals of this module include providing participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical experience needed to conduct themselves safely and responsibly during all stages of offshore operations, from the shore to the installation vessel (or WTG) and back again. Within the offshore wind energy context, this proficiency is essential for both everyday operations and emergencies.

Target audience:

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure.

Personnel that performs job functions that has been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.

The aim of the course:

The aims of this BST Sea Survival course are, by theoretical and practical training to give the participants the basic knowledge and skills to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.

Course content:

  • Dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning
  • 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 ability to wear and use them accordingly
  • Risks related to transfers (dynamic/static – static/dynamic)
  • Safe transfer from vessel to dock and vessel to foundation
  • Emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and WTG
  • 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

Certificate validity: 

24 months

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