The GWO Basic Safety Training modules comprise four core modules and Sea Survival aimed at offshore technicians. Find out more about the modules Safety Technology trains in the UK below.
The GWO Basic Safety Training modules comprise; First Aid, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling, Working at Height, and Sea Survival. Each module can be taken as a separate training course although most technicians opt to take the core modules as one course with refreshers at two-yearly intervals. Collectively designed to provide technicians with a solid safety baseline across a number of scenarios GWO Basic Safety training is rightly considered the industry benchmark and a requirement for all technicians working in wind energy.
The core modules comprise:
- GWO Fire Awareness
- GWO First Aid
- GWO Manual Handling
- GWO Working at Height
Safety Technology runs a variety of courses including all the GWO Basic Safety Training modules at our Global Head Office in South Wales and onsite at clients’ wind facilities. Courses run over five days for all the GWO Basic Safety Training modules. With individual modules taking place over a half-day, single day, or two days for the working at height and first aid elements. Refresher courses are a little shorter but still ensure that technicians are trained in the latest standard and their certificates are updated for a further 2 years.
THE Safety Technology course calendar runs Monday to Friday most weeks of the year, with the full GWO Basic Safety training starting on Mondays. Not all technicians choose to take the full BST, some only wish to take certain modules and this is easy for Safety Technology to accommodate whether first time trainee or refresher. Technicians train with an instructor at a ratio of 1:6. We are lucky to have one of the UK’s premier training facilities including simulated turbine towers, indoor climbing facilities, and a variety of nacelle structures for advanced rescue training.
As per the GWO requirements, the aim of the training is to recreate a live experience as closely as possible, this better prepares attendees for the real thing. We also offer options for onsite GWO training. We were keen to develop an onsite training after detailed consultation with our clients. The logistics of moving technicians across the country and more importantly taking them out of the field of work for extended periods is an obvious problem. Onsite training allows us to conduct a risk assessment and then perform the training on familiar equipment. This helps keep costs down and ensures that should the technicians be called away they are in the right place to handle any emergencies. We’ve adapted onsite so that a certain amount of flexibility exists in how the modules are delivered in order to cope with last-minute attendance issues.
If you are interested in finding out more about a GWO Training course get in touch via the link below.GWO Course Enquiry