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GWO Wind Turbines First Aid

2 day course
330 minutes
510 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This First Aid course is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training portfolio, which is specifically designed for those who work in the global wind and renewable energy industries.

This course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge they need to administer safe and effective first aid in onshore and offshore wind turbine environments. in accordance with legislative requirements and emergency response training requirements.

This course is part of our full 5 days Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Training Package – if you’d like to learn more about this course, contact us.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

On this GWO First Aid course, delegates will learn the knowledge and practical skills they need to be confident first aiders at work, in a wind turbine environment.

On this course, delegates will learn the correct action to take in an emergency situation and how to perform basic life support (with a defibrillator). In addition to this, delegates will learn how to deal with choking, shock, seizures, bleeding and how to handle a casualty, both individually and as part of a team.

This course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical tasks (i.e. demonstrating CPR using an AED). Learners are continually assessed during practical sessions.

After completing this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out First Aid in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographic location and first aid guidelines
  • Identify and explain the normal function, normal signs, functions and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency in a wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate correct use of lifesaving first aid using the primary survey A-B-C
  • Demonstrate correct use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrate the correct application of key areas of first aid, including the secondary survey
  • Demonstrate correct use of first aid equipment in a first aid scenario

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This course is taught by experienced and highly trained instructors – all of whom have completed GWO assessor awards.

The majority of our instructors are also real-life rescuers. This means they have real emergency first aid experiences they can recall and use as part of the training – bringing it to life.

On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a GWO certificate.

2 years. If your current certification is near expiry and you’re looking to renew it, book one of our refresher courses

No. The course is accredited by GWO, but no funding is available.

1 training to 12 candidates

  • Theory training

1 trainer to 6 candidates

  • Practical training

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Are there any pre-requisites?

Yes. Before the start of the course, candidates must register for WINDA: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database and bring along their registration number. Registering with WINDA is quick, easy and free of charge.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

GWO certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

“Excellent and confident trainer with vast knowledge and experience.  Answered every question we asked and found out the answers if they didn’t know.“ William Roberts

“Feedback from experienced candidates that MRS session on First Aid was the best they had attended. Connection with First Aid and incidents in the work-place excellent along with presentation skills.” Les Mack

“Have attended many first aid at work courses over the years, the one provided by MRS is excellent. The real-life experiences shared on the course show this is not just held by a trainer but someone who is very experienced and understands how someone feels.” Anon

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