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Global Wind Organisation - Basic Safety Training



Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure. Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.



This Standard describes the requirements for Basic Safety Training courses that are recommended by the members of GWO. The full standard covers 6 modules:

•First Aid

The aim of this BST Module is to enable Participants to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment, in accordance with GWO First Aid training through theoretical and practical training. Furthermore, this training will enable the delegate to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

•Manual Handling

The aim of this BST Module is to encourage positive Manual Handling and ergonomic behaviour, encourage participants to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train participants ability to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment.

•Fire Awareness

The aim of this BST Module is to give the Participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training. Participants should be able to prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and ensure all are safely accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire. If the incident is judged to be safe, the Participants should be able to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment

•Working at Heights

The aim of this BST Module is to qualify the participants, through theoretical and practical training, to use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment.

•Sea Survival

The aims of this BST Module are, by theoretical and practical training to give the participants the ability to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.



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