If you are new to the wind industry you need to take safety training to be able to work safely in this industry. The Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training is designed to provide personnel the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in the wind industry and to meet emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry.
The aim of the GWO Basic Safety Training is to enable participants who will be working in the wind industry to support and care for themselves and others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge and skills of First Aid, Working at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Sea Survival.
Personnel who will be working 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.
For the practical training, delegates:
- must be demonstrably medically fit and capable of fully participating;
- 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.