GWO Sea Survival

This GWO module enables participants to take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore safe access and rescue. This module prepares participants for regular operation and emergencies during travel from shore to installation or turbine and while up tower. GWO certified through ENSA.



• Safe conduct on installations, vessels, and turbines during normal operations & emergencies
• Cold shock, hypothermia, & drowning
• Individual & collective survival techniques at sea
• Advantages & limitations of personal LSA, PPE & usage
• GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems) & SAR (Search and Rescue)
• Transfer of worker & equipment between dock to vessel & vessel to turbine foundation
• Evacuation from the turbine to water



Initial and Refresher: Seven (7) Hours | 1 Day



Survival Systems USA's Groton Training Center, CT



Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age for full participation and certification. Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent.



Participants engage in rigorous activity and should be in a good state of health, physically capable of fully taking part in all course exercises.

Students need work boots and a photo ID. We provide all other equipment.


Valid GWO Work at Height (WAH) and Manual Handling (MH) certificates are prerequisites for participation.



Book training calendar seats on a first-come, first-served basis.



All participants who complete the full program in accordance with the learning and performance objectives receive a course completion certificate and GWO (WINDA) credit (24-mo expiry).



​The GWO Sea Survival module is offered as a standalone course or can be taken in combination with other modules.


Basic modules: GWO BST-1005 Program, Work at Height (WAH 1002), Manual Handling (MH 102), First Aid (FA 2002), Fire Awareness (FAW 101), Sea Survival (GWO SS), GWO Refreshers


Advanced modules: Enhanced First Aid (EFA), Advanced Rescue Training (ART-H) (ART-N)

Training for Offshore Wind

Survival Systems USA

860-405-0002​  *  888-386-5371


Survival Systems USA, Inc.

144 Tower Avenue Groton, CT 06340