Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) - Initial

This is a 4 day initial course. Group bookings available - contact us for more information and to book!
Upon completion of the GWO training, students will be issued with a Certificate of Completion and their WINDA records updated to reflect relevant competencies achieved.

GWO training is not Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) under the VET (Vocational Education and Training) Quality Framework, however a Statement of Attainment will be given for the Nationally Accredited units that you will complete as part of this course.

The following national units of competencies are delivered and assessed by Skylar Safety RTO 21647.

• HLTAID009 Provide CPR
• HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
• RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights
• PUASAR022 Participate in Rescue Operations
• HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely
• PUAFER008 Confine Small Emergencies in A Facilities
• UETDRRF004 Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (Optional upon request)
4 Days

$2,200.00 Inc. GST

Sky5 Academy is proud to be working alongside Skylar Education in offering Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training

GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) for professionals entering work in the wind industry. The BST we offer include the following modules:

  • First Aid Module (FA)
  • Manual Handling Module (MH)
  • Fire Awareness Module (FAW)
  • Working at Heights Module (WAH)

Students will need to register and obtain a WINDA technician number prior to attending the course. WINDO - participant registration

All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and be able to provide an unique student identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Objectives and Content

GWO BST Working at Heights

This module provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use personal fall
protection equipment correctly and perform work safely at height in a wind turbine generator including the performance of self-evacuation and basic rescue

Demonstrate knowledge of:

• Legislative requirements – National and Global
• Hazard identification and Risk Control measures
• Fall protection equipment: Identification, correct use, inspection and maintenance
• Rescue situations in a WTG
• work safely on fixed ladders
• Rescue equipment identification and safe working procedures of equipment

Demonstrate skills in:

• Correct fitting of fall protection equipment
• Safe work practices in a wind turbine including on ladders, platforms and nacelle
• Establishing anchors for rescue and evacuation
• Evacuation of a Wind turbine
• Rescue of a casualty from both inside and outside of the ladder
• Post use and inspection of all equipment

GWO BST First Aid

This module provides you the knowledge and confidence required to provide immediate and effective first aid treatment to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury on a wind turbine or at home. You will develop the skills to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery.

Demonstrate knowledge of:

• Legislative requirements and Duty of Care responsibilities
• Hazard identification and Risk Control
• First Aid Guidelines (Global and National)
• Basic anatomy
• First Aid principles in emergency situations
• Scene assessment and management
• Primary and Secondary survey of the casualty
• CPR and use of an AED
• Psychological First Aid
• Incident response and reporting

Demonstrate skills in:

• Initial casualty assessment DRSABCD
• Perform CPR
• Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
• Infection control principles & practices
• Primary and secondary survey of a casualty
• Correct equipment use for first aid
• First Aid management for: - Unconscious, unresponsive casualty, Shock, Electrical incidents & burns, bleeding & wounds control, soft tissue injuries and fractures, asthma, diabetes and poisoning

GWO BST Fire Awareness

This module had be built to give candidates the skills to evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and efficiently extinguish an initial fire using basic firefighting equipment.

Demonstrate knowledge of:

• Legislative requirements
• Hazard identification and risk control
• Causes of fires in wind turbines
• Fire behavior
• Identifying signs of fire in wind turbines
• Initial actions on discovering a fire
• Fire prevention strategies
• Emergency escape procedures

Demonstrate skills in:

• Initial and appropriate judgement of a fire
• Correct fire extinguishing techniques and methods
• Correct operation of firefighting equipment available in a wind turbine: fire extinguisher and fire blanket

GWO BST Manual Handling

This module assists in the development of correct manual handling techniques for
maintaining a safe working environment with a focus on load movements and safe manual handling in a rescue.

Demonstrate knowledge of:

• Legislative requirements
• Hazard identification
• Spinal anatomy and posture
• Planning safe lifts
• Use of Mechanical Aids
• Causes of manual handling injuries
• Injury reporting methods

Demonstrate skills in:

• Correct manual handling techniques and methods including: Lifting / moving equipment and personal rescue
• Applying a problem-solving approach to manual handling tasks
• Correct lifting techniques as an individual and team lifts

GWO BST Low Voltage Rescue (Additional option available upon request)

This additional module provide students with the skills to perform a rescue from a live low voltage (LV) apparatus in a wind turbine.

Demonstrate knowledge of:

• Legislative requirements
• Understanding a LVR Kit
• Inspection of rescue equipment
• Assessing hazards to rescuer, casualty and others
• Isolation procedures where appropriate
• Knowledge of Safe Approach Distances (SADs) appropriate to rescue from a live LV panel

Demonstrate skills in:

• Maintaining Safe Approach Distances (SADs) appropriate to rescue from a live LV panel
• Perform a low voltage rescue
• Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
• Emergency response services
• Operate a fire blanket
• Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

• Have the physical capacity to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including gaining access, working, and egress from a place of height whilst wearing the appropriate PPE.
• Have sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy, and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course.
• Present photo I.D. on arrival

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