GWO First Aid refresher

  • The aim of this refresher course is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST First Aid so that delegates can administer safe and effective first aid in the wind industry. The course will enable the delegate to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency. It is designed to accommodate personnel working in both the onshore and offshore sectors.

    Course ID:  GWO8
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor (Maximum class size 12)
    Duration: 1 day


  • Prerequisites

    Delegates shall be 18 years of age or over and be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Delegates shall possess a valid (not older than 24 months) BST/BSTR certificate for the First Aid Module.

    Who Should Attend

    Personnel who are new to the global wind industry or require GWO qualification for site access. This course is suitable for both onshore and offshore access requirements in conjunction with supplementary GWO BST training modules.

    Course Objectives & Content

    Underpinning knowledge:

    • Health and safety legislation
    • First aid guidelines ERC & AHA
    • Management of an incident
    • Safety awareness in an emergency situation
    • Correct order of management in an emergency situation in a wind turbine environment
    • The make-up of the body and how it functions
    • A-B-C principles and primary survey
    • Use of first aid principles in emergency situations
    • Serious/minor illness and injuries
    • Primary & secondary incidents
    • Lifesaving first aid
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and practice exercise
    • AED safety procedures and correct use of an AED
    • Managing minor and serious incidents
    • Demonstration of first aid equipment


    The course will provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills to complete the ‘First Aid Refresher’ module of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) requirements. The GWO First Aid Refresher certificate is valid for 2 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • GWO training Standards
    • ITC accredited


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