GWO TRAINING COURSES

GWO TRAINING COURSE
Target group

The GWO Basic Safety Training (GWO BST) is one of the most important training courses for people working on wind turbines. Although it is not required by international and national law to work on wind turbines, it is demanded by the companies ordering or executing works in this environment. The training is conducted in two variants:

  • GWO offshore – a 5-module training for people working on offshore turbines,
  • GWO onshore – a 4-module training for people working on onshore turbines.
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Requirements18 years of age | no medical restrictions | the participants of the Sea Survival module should have basic swimming skills
Standards The training courses are conducted in line with specific guidelines of the Global Wind Organisation, which makes the scope of the training the same all over the world.
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TrainersOur training courses are conducted by professional medical rescuers, firefighters and top OSH specialists. This way, you learn from practitioners who know the industry really well.
EquipmentDuring the training, you are provided with professional equipment, medical manikins and a kit. All of this will make your training as practical as possible.

BASIC TRAININGGWO Basic Safety Training (BST)

This training is addressed to people beginning their adventure with GWO or if their certificate needs to be re certificate.

The GWO Basic Safety Training consists of five modules*:

  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Awareness
  • Working at Heights
  • (offshore package) Sea Survival

All modules last 5-6 days. The classes are organised in one week and usually last 6-10 h a day. They are mostly practical, supported with necessary theory. Additionally, we provide the participants with training materials in paper form in order to consolidate the information. Individual modules are followed by an exam – a certificate is given after each passed exam and each trainee is logged in to the online system.

We also made sure that our trainees feel comfortable – coffee and lunch (included in the price) are available during the training.

*NOTE: The modules can be completed in a package or you can select some modules and complete the remaining ones at any other time. However, you should remember that the GWO certificate is valid for 24 months from the training completion date.

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REFRESHER
GWO BST Refresher (BSTR)

The training is addressed to people who have participated in the GWO BST training and their certificate is still valid (up to 24 months from the course completion). The REFRESHER training consists of the same modules as the basic training, but it is shorter, so you can save some time and money. The new certificate is valid for 24 months from the date of positive exam result. However, if a trainee refreshes the training and their previous certificate is valid for up to 3 months, the new GWO certificate is valid for 24 months + the days that remained to the expiration of the old certificate. If the certificate expires before the refresher training, a full basic training procedure needs to be repeated. In order to take part in the refresher training, you need to send us a scan of the current GWO certificate to the e-mail address of the training centre and give your individual GWO WINDA ID number, before the training starts.
Ask our office about the details and dates.

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The GWO BST training lasts 5-6 days. The classes are organised during one week and last 6-10 h a day. They are mostly practical, supported with necessary theory. During each module, you will be provided with training materials in paper form and lunch during the break (included in the price).
MODULE DESCRIPTION
A – First Aid

Scope:
The training programme covers theoretical and practical classes related to basic rules for providing first aid in life-threatening situations and injuries that may happen during everyday work in the wind turbines environment. During classes, you will get to know:
• principal national and international legislation,
• hazards associated with works in the environment of wind turbines (offshore/onshore),
• how to provide first aid in line with safety procedures,
• how to use an AED correctly

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MODULE DESCRIPTION
B – Manual Handling

Scope:
During this module, the trainees are familiarised with global and national regulations related to manual handling standards. They get to know the correct techniques for lifting loads and use them in practice. The skills acquired during this training will allow them to keep their musculoskeletal system in good condition, without exposing it to the injuries. The course also raises the awareness of prevention and good care for health in longer professional perspective.

MODULE DESCRIPTION
C – Fire Awareness

Scope:
The module aims at providing the participants with knowledge and skills related to fire safety in the wind turbines environment. After the completion of this module, the trainees will be aware of possible fire hazards they may encounter while performing their duties. What is more, they will be able to react and use basic manual fire extinguishing equipment.

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MODULE DESCRIPTION
D – Working at Heights

Scope:
The aim of the training is to acquire knowledge and skills related to the use of access techniques and equipment for works at height in the wind turbines environment. The training programme is focused on practice (based on scenarios), during which the trainees get the knowledge and improve their skills covering:
• correct use of Personal Protective Equipment,
• ability to work and evacuate from height,
• proper reaction to hazardous situations,
• rescuing the person on a rope.

MODULE DESCRIPTION
E – Sea Survival

Scope:
The knowledge regarding human body’s reaction to hypothermia or thermal shock, which is passed in the course of the training, is essential for people who are starting to work in the offshore wind turbines environment. The mere theory will be not helpful during rescue action at the sea, so the trainees undergo the sequence of practical exercises on water in order to make the training more effective. The reservoir where the practice is conducted accurately reflects the water environment in which people will work. The trainees will be well prepared to react in hazardous situations.

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TRAINING SCHEDULE – SUMMARY

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MODULE A
Duration:
BST 16 h | BSTR 8h
Number of trainees: 4-12
CSW TOTEM training centre

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MODULE B
Duration:
BST 4 h | BSTR 4h
Number of trainees:4-12
CSW TOTEM training centre

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MODULE C
Duration:
BST 4 h | BSTR 4h
Number of trainees:4-12
CSW TOTEM training centre

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MODULE D
Duration:
BST 16 h | BSTR 8h
Number of trainees: 4-12
CSW TOTEM training centre

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MODULE E
Duration:
BST 12 h | BSTR 8h
Number of trainees: 4-12
CSW TOTEM training centre | Water reservoir
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SIGN UP BEFORE THE TRAINING
GWO WINDA

Since 10 Oct 2016, GWO has introduced an online registration system for all trainees. Information about all people with GWO certificate throughout the world is collected in one place.

Before the training begins, each trainee has to create their individual profile in the GWO WINDA system (simple, quick and one-time registration). Once you sign up, you will receive your individual WINDA ID number . You will give us this number so that we can register your training in the GWO WINDA system. However, you should remember that the certificate you are going to receive from us at the end of the training is still vital.

Sign up at the GWO WINDA website. If you need support, contact our office.

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