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UK GWO courses

UK GWO courses

In our latest blog we look at the range of UK GWO courses offered by Safety Technology in the UK, Europe and USA.

As many of you know it’s now a pre-requisite to be GWO accredited to work on virtually all wind turbines throughout the world. With this in mind we thought we’d summarise the main UK GWO courses.

GWO Working at Height

Intended for: For persons who are required to access and work on wind turbine generators. Includes STL externally audited content for basic Work At Height syllabus as well as content defined in the GWO Approved Standard “Working at Height and Rescue – Wind Turbines”.

Introduction: Provides sufficient knowledge to allow a person to work safely in wind turbines. Includes the elements of a Safe System of Work, including equipment selection and inspection, use of tools, risk assessment and emergency procedures. Evacuation and rescue using industry standard equipment are practised at height.

GWO Manual Handling

Intended for: Persons required to move items of equipment during the working day.

Introduction: A comprehensive course with lecture sessions and practical experience which combines detailed content of several specialised modules. Provides an all-round knowledge of the requirements of the Manual Handling Regulations.

GWO First Aid

Intended for: Persons who wish to work in remote areas on Wind Turbine sites and may be required to administer first aid.

Introduction: The course covers the requirements of the GWO First Aid Standard including basic life saving techniques, use of AED and casualty care training. Contains practical scenarios to assess, stabilise and monitor the condition of a casualty then package them with a minimum of equipment.

GWO Fire Awareness

Intended for: Persons working in the wind industry or related fields who wish to obtain their GWO Fire Awareness module.

Introduction: To give the participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to prevent fires and conduct initial and appropriate judgment when evaluating a fire. To manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire, or if judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment.

GWO Basic Technical Training Standard (Through our partners)Intended for: Persons who are required to access and work on wind turbine generators.

Introduction: This Standard describes the requirements for Basic Technical Training courses that are recommended by the members of GWO. The standard covers 3 modules:

  • Hydraulic
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

The assessment involves practical, written and questioning. At least 70% of the questions in the written test must be answered correctly in order to pass the test.

We hope this gives you an insight into the range of UK GWO courses available, for more information click the button below.