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06 Jul 2020 / News

5 days of GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) at Survivex


Survivex is following the first group of delegates completing our GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) package.

Have you ever wondered what's involved in GWO's basic safety training? Over the next 5 days Survivex is following the delegates on our new GWO BST package to show you what happens on the courses and which elements of basic safety training are completed on each day.


Day 1 - GWO Working at Height

On the first day of the course, delegates will learn to use working at height techniques such as work positioning, moving around and the use of work restraint equipment.

Why do we cover this? It's crucial for an industry where everyone must be able to work at the height of a wind turbine which could be 100-150 metres high.


Day 2 - GWO Working at Height and GWO Manual Handling

The second day of the course is all about rescuing a colleague and using correct manual handling techniques.

Why do we cover this? Most roles in wind industry are either onshore in a remote environment or offshore where personnel can't wait for the emergency services to arrive.


Day 3 - GWO First Aid

On the third day of the course, delegates will learn primary and secondary survey and airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid incident management. Our instructors also add value with infant/junior CPR, a life skill we think everyone should be taught given the opportunity.

Why do we cover this? While working in remote areas in the wind industry, personnel need to be able to check CABDE and E's (catastrophic bleed, airways, breathing, circulation, damage deformity, environment and emotional support) in the event of an incident.


Day 4 - GWO First Aid and GWO Fire Awareness

 The fourth day of the course is all about wrapping up first aid training then moving on to reducing a fire’s ability to spread and evacuating from a smoke filled environment with handheld extinguishers and fire blankets.

Why do we cover this? A wind turbine is packed full of hydraulics, oils, electrics and more. Personnel need to have an awareness of helping to prevent fires and how to evacuate if there is one.


Day 5 - GWO Sea Survival

 On the final day of the course, delegates will learn wind turbine evacuations, baggage handling and transfer, as well as sea survival techniques. 

Why do we cover this? In the event of an emergency which does not allow personnel to escape down the tower, they must know how to conduct a safe evacuation via the outside of the tower.


GWO Training

The GWO BST package is now available to book at Survivex. The GWO BST Package includes GWO Fire Awareness, GWO First Aid, GWO Manual Handling, GWO Sea Survival and GWO Working at Height which are the mandatory safety courses required to work in the global wind industry.

GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) package

And don't forget 0% finance is available on all courses and packages over £280. Please call 01224 794 800 or email the team for more information.

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