With our partners at STL USA, we provide a great course that is certified by GWO and comes with certifications uploaded to WINDA so your certifications can be accessed online for quick download to show your customer or company the certifications you have received.
The Basic Safety Training (BST) course that is provided here offers wind specific training in First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, and Working at Heights.
Sign up by emailing us at GWOTraining@UpTower.com.
Make sure to let us know which location you prefer. Training offered in Estherville, IA or in Abilene, TX. Be sure to identify if you need the initial 5 day course or a refresher 3 day course. We will be sure to quote you. (Discount available for 3 or more attendees within the same training session)
Read on for more descriptions of the course!
The Global Wind Organization (GWO), a non-profit body founded by wind turbine manufacturers and owners, aims to achieve an injury-free work environment in the wind turbine industry through the deployment of common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures.
The aim of this module is to qualify the participants, through theoretical and practical training, 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.
The BST Working at Heights Module shall ensure that:
The aim of this BST Module is to enable Participants to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment, in accordance with GWO First Aid training through theoretical and practical training. Furthermore, this training will enable the delegate to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The aim of this Module is to encourage positive Manual Handling and ergonomic behavior, encourage Participants to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train Participants to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment.
The BST Manual Handling Module shall ensure that:
The aim of this course is to give the Participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training. Participants should be able to prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and ensure all are safely accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire. If the incident is judged to be safe, the Participants should be able to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment.
The BST Fire Awareness Module shall ensure that:
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