Are you employed in the offshore wind industry and is your GWO BST certificate about to expire? Then you need to participate in the GWO BST Refresher training before your certificate expires. In this course your knowledge and competences related to First Aid, Working at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Sea Survival are refreshed.
The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) approved Refresher Basic Safety Training Offshore (Blended Learning) is designed to refresh the basic skills of personnel to continue to work in a safe manner in the wind industry and to meet emergency response training requirements for working in the global wind industry. Blended Learning offers you a combination of e-learning and practical training at a training centre. In the e-learning you familiarise yourself with essential knowledge based content in your own time and at your own pace, ahead of the practical training.
Prior to the practical training at a training centre, you need to complete the e-learning modules. You can start the e-learning up to 4 weeks prior to the start date of the practical training and it needs to be completed 48 hours prior to the training at the training centre. To be able to complete the e-learning in time, you can sign up for this blended learning 4 days before the start date of the practical training.
Personnel who works in the wind industry or related fields, and will carry out their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or offshore wind structure.
Personnel with job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or workplace, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate the identified risks.
All delegates must hold a valid and in-date GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) or BST refresher certificate, or must have training records in WINDA for the relevant modules.
The online component of the course will provide you with the prerequisite knowledge and awareness required ahead of participation in the onsite practical sessions.
For the practical training:
- Delegates must be demonstrably medically fit and capable of fully participating.
- Delegates may not exceed the weight limit of 124kg due to the weight limitations of the equipment which is used during the training.
The certificate is valid for 2 years.