Sea Survival

Course Particulars

Course Code: WAHA/WTG-SS101

Duration: 1 Day

Student/Instructor Ratio: 8:1

Training Compliance: HSA, HSA, OSHA.

Working AT Height – Academy ™  are proud to introduce our Wind Turbine Generator Sea Survival Course for your convenience.

Course Aim:  In this course delegates will be able to put him/herself and colleagues to safety during possible dangerous sea conditions, this way, every delegate contributes to a safer working environment during offshore activities.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the advantages, limitations and correct use Life Saving Appliances (LSA),
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Personal Fall Protective Equipment (PPE) found in the offshore wind energy industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of risks related to transfer between offshore wind turbines, installations and vessels.
  • Demonstrate safe transfer from vessel to dock and vessel to foundation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning, of the emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and WTG and of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
  • Demonstrate recovery and first aid treatment of a “man overboard”.
  • Demonstrate evacuation from a mock WTG to the water by means of rescue device.
  • Demonstrate individual and collective survival techniques at sea.

Course Outline

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Hazards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal safety
  • Safely travel to, from and on offshore wind installations and vessels
  • Use sea survival techniques and possible aids, rescue equipment and methods
  • Safely transfer between vessels and installations
  • Safely evacuate a WTG nacelle to the sea in an emergency
  • Safely evacuate a vessel in the event of an emergency, correctly using LSA’s.
  • Written Test


All Delegates will be evaluated in accordance with local legislation and Guidelines on the main objectives for sea survival training. 

Working at Height limited practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by a basic foundation is established and through reaffirmation and confirmation additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

 All training in conducted in accordance with:

  • Health & Safety Authority – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Ireland
  • European Agency for Safety & Health at Work – Framework Directive (89/391EEC) – European Union
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration USA
  • Health and Safety Executive UK
  • ISO 29990:2010 Learning Services for non-formal education and training – International
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management

Course duration: This is a three-day course for experienced trainers with an existing training qualification.

Additional Information

Certified PPE is required for this course.

Course Participation Method

In-Person only

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for any person entering a Wind Turbine Generator as part of their day-to-day work. This course has the minimum basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in Wind Turbine Generators.

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a Working at Height Limited Certificate in Wind Turbine Generator Sea Survival.

Assessment Method

  1. 20 Multiple Choice Questions.
  2. Practical Skills Assessment

IMS Ref:5.9.TC.7.7.5 

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