GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GWO BST REFRESHER
Upon completion of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) Delegates will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards. The BST will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency and to increase their safety through proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), emergency equipment and procedures.
The approved GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) refreshes, reviews and builds on Delegates existing skills and tools obtained during BST courses, which include Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights and Manual Handling. To enable Delegates to work in the offshore environment, an additional GWO Sea Survival training shall be completed.
The GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher is divided into the following five Modules:
- First aid refresher
- Manual handling refresher
- Fire awareness refresher
- Working at heights refresher
- Sea survival refresher
Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure.
Personnel that performs job functions that has been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace dutyholder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.
Aims and objectives
The aim of BSTR is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST through theoretical and practical training.
This BSTR Training shall enable 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.