Target GroupPersonnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will carry out their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or offshore wind structure. Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or workplace, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate the identified risks.
ObjectiveThe objective of GWO Basic Safety Training is to teach delegates to support and care for themselves and others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge and skills of First Aid, Working at Heights, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, Sea Survival and in case of an emergency, to be able to evacuate, rescue and provide appropriate First Aid to Casualties. The e-Learning can be started up to 4 weeks (maximum) prior to the classroom start date. The e-Learning must be completed no later than 48 hours prior to initial classroom attendance date. The latest you can sign up for the Blended Course is 4 days prior to the classroom start date. GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) is the first step to a career in the wind sector. Consisting of 5 modules, it has been created to give wind turbine personnel the essential skills and knowledge required to support and care for themselves and others while operating in the field.
Course ContentsFirst Aid – learn to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment and to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Manual Handling – encourage positive Manual Handling and ergonomic behaviour, encourage delegates to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train delegates ability to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment. Fire Fighting – learn basic firefighting knowledge and skills and be able to prevent fires, evaluate fires and plan accordingly, manage evacuation of personnel and efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held firefighting equipment. Working at Heights – learn to use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment. Sea Survival – learn the basic knowledge and skills to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.
PrerequisitesThe online component of the course will provide you with the prerequisite knowledge and awareness required ahead of participation in the onsite practical sessions. We deliver the BST as a blended learning course and delegates must have completed the online learning prior to commencing practical training. Furthermore, Delegates shall have created a personal Delegate profile in WINDA and provide their own WINDA ID prior to completing the BTT training. Valid GWO WINDA ID: https://winda.globalwindsafety.org/
ExaminationUpon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with GWO approved certification for all 5 modules. Certification for each module is valid for 2 years. Prior to expiry delegates must undertake GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher to remain certified.