GWO Sea Survival

Survival at sea

GWO Sea Survival

Survival at sea

GWO Sea Survival

Survival at sea

GWO Basic Safety Refresher Training Sea Survival

Basic Course Informations

According to GWO Basic Safety Training Standard and recommended by DGUV

Validity of the certificate for this course: GWO 24 months / DGUV no validity. OffTEC recommendation 24 months)

GWO BSTR Sea Survival

EUR 507.00 plus VAT
EUR 603.33 incl. VAT

1 day / 8 lessons


Dates for this course will be fixed in consultation with you. Request


In theoretical and practical parts of the course the participants learn the basic skills important for safe action and preventative measures that have to be observed in emergency situations in all areas of offshore activity. Participants train in the use of rescue equipment and boats in particularly realistic practical exercises including man overboard and scenario-based practical exercises for survival at sea.

Persons who have already successfully completed the Sea Survival in accordance with GWO course have the opportunity to refresh their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in order to receive new certification.

Teaching content

  • Legislation, risks and dangers
  • Hypothermia and drowning
  • Lifesaving equipment and PPE
  • Safe boat transfer
  • Installations, ships and wind turbines
  • Man overboard
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System)
  • Practical exercises: Survival at sea and boat transfer

Target group

Persons who work or remain in dangerous offshore environments.


Participants in the refresher course must already successfully complete a valid basic training course or a valid refresher course.

A minimum of physical fitness is expected. Participants must not have any health-related restrictions, especially of the respiratory tracts, cardiovascular diseases or spinal disorders.

In accordance with youth protection legislation, the minimum age for participation is 18 years.

Number of participants

6 to 12 persons


A GWO certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course and a corresponding entry will be made in the participant’s safety pass.

The certificate is valid for two years.

General information

Please bring your own swimwear, towels, a change of clothes and items for your personal hygiene. The personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for training and lifesaving equipment will be provided

WINDA Database

If required, the course certificates will be uploaded onto the GWO’s WINDA database.
Please note that it is only possible to upload the course onto the WINDA database if we are informed of the participant’s WINDA-ID by the start of the course.
For refresher courses it is also necessary to provide the expiry date of the preceding certificate.

The certificate cannot be uploaded without this information.

Information as download:

GWO BST data sheet

Course contact

Alicia Lee-Johannsen

Lecker Strasse 7
25917 Enge-Sande
Tel.: +49 4662 89127-13
Fax: +49 4662 89127-88

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