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Sea Survival Refresher


Course Information

Date of Next Course: Monday 5th July

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Venue: HOTA, Hull

Duration: One Day

Validation: Two Years

1 Day GWO Sea Survival Refresher | Refresh Your GWO Sea Survival certificate with our one-day refresher courseAwarding Body:  GWO (Global Wind Organisation)

This GWO Sea Survival refresher course is required for all personnel transferring to or from an offshore wind energy installation.   

It will help to maintain the basic skills and competence required to complete this transfer safely.

The GWO Sea Survival refresher course will be delivered by following GWO trade association sea survival and marine training standards and will use a blended mix of theory and practical scenarios to provide best practice sea survival and marine survival training focused at meeting GWO offshore renewable accredited requirements.

HFR Solutions CIC - Meeting Your GWO Sea Survival Training Requirements

This intensive one-day refresher course helps to refresh delegates with the core skills and competencies to meet the GWO Sea Survival standards.

Delegates need to clearly demonstrate the following competencies;

 Knowledge of the dangers and symptoms related to drowning and hypothermia  Demonstrate safe transfer from the vessel to dock, vessel to foundation & vessel to vessel
 Demonstrate knowledge of the emergency & safety procedures on installations, vessels and wind turbine   Demonstrate recovery and first aid treatment of a "man overboard"
 Demonstrate individual and collective survival techniques at sea  

Your GWO Sea Survival accreditation needs to be revalidated every two years.

If you are looking for a highly reputable training provider based in the Yorkshire, Humber and Lincolnshire regions, who delivers the GWO Sea Survival Refresher Training Course, please contact HFR Solutions CIC on 01482 398521 today.

Course Benefits

Upon successfully of completion the GWO Sea Survival Refresher Training Course, delegates completing this course will be deemed to have displayed and demonstrated the basic knowledge and skills to meet GWO's competency for the Sea Survival element of the GWO basic safety training modules and will receive a certificate to confirm they have met the GWO accredited standards.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates undertaking the 1 Day Sea Survival refresher will be able to demonstrate:

  • Skills refresh - refresh marine survival skills to meet the GWO sea survival standards
  • Improving the safety of your employees who undertake work at offshore locations
  • Improved knowledge and increased competence – greater insight and ability to implement best practice
  • Correct techniques - use best-practice marine survival techniques
  • Knowledge - A greater understanding of marine rescue techniques
  • Safer workplaces – safer employees and reduced chance of personal injury
  • Increased competence– greater insight and ability to implement best practice
  • Upskilled employees and contractors - Improved knowledge and confidence covering basic fire safety, safe lifting, working at height practices, basic lifesaving and sea survival techniques within a wind turbine and offshore locations 
  • Better prepared – For handling potential marine-related  incidents encountered at an offshore location and wind turbine
  • Ability to apply best practice procedures – For implementing fire prevention, manual handling, working at height, first aid and marine survival best practice techniques

Relevant Legislation

If some or all of your employees work within the renewables sector, whether you are a business owner or responsible for the health and safety side of your organisation, it is essential that you have a complete understanding of relevant marine survival best practice and how it may affect your organisation;

  • GWO Standards
  • General Health & Safety Legislation


"The four courses (Working at Height, Manual Handling Operations, Fire Safety and First Aid) offered by HFRS within Renewables have been “first-class”. The expertise of the HFRS trainers have in the subjects areas is what makes HFRS “first-class” as the trainers are from the Fire & Rescue Services that have “lived and breathed” real-life hazardous environments. 

The HFRS facilities are welcoming, have and use the proper equipment for courses content with great outdoor and indoor practical working exercise areas. Everyone is approachable, willing to help and support all the course attendees making your day most enjoyable."

Justin Kenyon, HSEO Advisor/Safety Engineer in Renewables, Centrica  


Sea Survival Refresher

Course Code: MIS02-2

Location - HFR Partner

Duration - 1 Day

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