GWO Sea Survival Training & Refresher

This course is for

Individuals seeking a comprehensive overview of sea survival and emergency techniques in the marine environment

About this course

Designed to provide essential principles and techniques for survival at sea in an interactive session that promises to equip participants with the skills to complete a successful and safe evacuation and rescue.

Discover crucial safety equipment and survival tools and resources. Find out how to complete a safe transfer between vessels and installations, in compliance with international and national legislation. From dealing with hypothermia to managing a capsized life raft and sending a distress signal, participants learn all they need to know about survival at sea.

What experience / qualifications do I need to book a place?

You must be 18 or over.

There are no academic or technical pre-requisites for attendance on this course, but all candidates will be required to present the following:

  • A current medical fit to work certificate
  • Valid photographic ID such as a Passport or Driving License

Course Structure

What will I learn?


Legislation associated with sea survival in the UK

Exposure, hypothermia and drowning

Lifesaving appliances and PPE

The transfer process

Man over board

Communication techniques


Sea survival techniques and man over board

Transfer techniques

What do I need to bring?

  • Swimwear (towel, swimming costume etc.) On site changing rooms and showers will be provided
  • Reading glasses if required for any theory work


1 – 1.5 days

Please enquire for dates and availability


The GWO BST/BSTR certificates must be renewed before the end of the validity period. If a certificate is expired, the Delegate will need to complete the full Basic Safety Training again.

A certificate can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry and maintain the original certification date. If a certificate is renewed more than two months before expiry it must carry the new date of certification

About this course

The refresher course provides delegates the opportunity to build on a range of important skills and tools obtained during their previous GWO Sea Survival Safety Training


0.5 – 1 day

Please enquire for dates and availability