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GWO BST Refresher Course

– 4 modules –

The GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) is intended for workers with a valid GWO BST certificate who wish to obtain a recertification. It is a shortened version of the original, and is meant to review the key concepts related to safety in a wind turbine generator.

It is a three day course that reviews key safety concepts around working at heights, first aid, fire safety and manual handling.  It is only intended for those who hold a current and valid GWO Basic Safety Training certificate, and have a valid WINDA ID.  Those who are interested in obtaining  their initial GWO certification should take our five day GWO Basic Safety Training course.

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– Module 1 –

Working at Heights Refresher

Content :

  • The delegates are able to speak to the hazards and risks associated with working heights, specific to a WTG.
  • The delegates understand the fundamental principles of fall protection, and are able to have a productive discussion about working at heights
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate understanding of current standards and regulations regarding working at heights.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to correctly inspect, service, store and don the relevant PPE, e.g. harness, lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g. harnesses lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment. This includes correct identification of anchor points and proper climbing techniques.
  • The delegates are able to identify the various features of the full-body harness, and the purpose of the attachment points.
  • Delegates are able to demonstrate the correct use of various evacuation and descent-control devices.
  • The delegates understand the basic principles of evacuation and rescue.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate how to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently.
  • The delegates are able to describe the importance of having sound emergency and rescue procedures.

– Module 2 –

First Aid Refresher

Content

  • The delegates are able to discuss key principles around first aid relative to a wind turbine generator.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out first aid in a safe manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographic location.
  • The delegates are able to identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency in a WTG environment.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate correct use of lifesaving First Aid using the Primary Survey A–B–C.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate correct use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
  • The delegates are able to identify key risks in a WTG, and provide measures to mitigate those risks.
  • The delegates are able to handle complex incidents with 2-5 casualties at a time.

– Module 3 –

Fire Awareness Refresher

Content :

  • The delegates are able to demonstrate knowledge of how fires develop and spread
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate knowledge of the causes of fires in wind turbines and the key dangers related to this.
  • The delegates are able to identify the signs of a fire in a wind turbine environment.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate knowledge of the contingency plans in a wind turbine environment including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate correct actions for discovering a fire.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate correct operation of fire extinguishing equipment in order to fight a fire in a WTG.

– Module 4 –

Manual Handling Refresher

Content :

  • The delegates are able to demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out work duties in accordance with the legislative and regulatory requirements of their region.
  • The delegates are able to identify aspects of their job tasks that could increase a worker’s risk of developing muscular/skeletal injuries, and how to mitigate those risks.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate understanding of safe practices of Manual Handling, including the correct handling of equipment.
  • The delegates are able to identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor Manual Handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate a problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a wind turbine environment.
  • The delegates are able to demonstrate Manual Handling risk reduction techniques.

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