GWO First Aid – 2 day

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Course Overview

GWO First Aid aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively administer first aid in the remote wind turbine environments.   The course approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and is designed for personnel working on onshore and offshore wind turbines.

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Course Syllabus

  • Personal safety and the responsibilities of the first aider
  • Hazards on wind farms and potential injuries
  • Function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illnesses
  • Practical first aid skills
  • Correct use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment

Course Duration 2 days

Instructor:Trainee Ratio


Course Assessment

Practical and written


Global Wind Organisation certificate valid for 2 years from assessment date.

From 17 October 2016, delegates who attend a GWO Training course must create a profile in WINDA in order to get a WINDA ID which they must supply to ARCH prior to completing the training.  

The same WINDA ID follows you through your career in the wind industry and must be used by you for all future GWO training.

The WINDA ID is a unique, random and system generated number which serves as the main Delegate identification. It is therefore important that you always keep your WINDA profile active and up to date and supply employers and Training Providers with your ID when requested.

When you have successfully completed a GWO Training course, ARCH will upload the record of the completed course into WINDA. It is therefore important that you create a profile in WINDA and supply ARCH with your unique ID before you attend a training course from October 17, 2016.

You need to register as a Delegate at (from October 17) via the “Register” option. Choose to be registered in WINDA as a Delegate and fill out the required information.

You must only register for one profile in WINDA. If you have multiple WINDA accounts, the Training Provider will not be able to upload records to each account and your accounts may be closed without warning by GWO.

You can view your own training records in WINDA and print a copy of them.

Any records of training that have been completed prior to October 17, 2016 will not be added to your profile. Therefore, you will still need to present your previous certificate(s) to your employers/site owners until you attend the refresher course which will then be added to your profile in WINDA.

Refresher Training

Candidates undertaking refresher training for GWO First Aid must undertake training and re-assessment before the expiry date of their current GWO First Aid certificate.  GWO First Aid refresher training and re-assessment is conducted in 1 day (8 hours).

Course Cost

£245 plus VAT per person

Admission Requirements

Those attending should be medically and physically fit to carry out the practical part of the course and free from medical contra-indications that may prevent them from working safely  (A list of conditions that could affect practical safety training is available on request). Course participants will be required to self-certify their medical and physical fitness before commencement of the course. Participants should be fluent in English and aged 18 years or over.

From 17 October 2016, delegates who attend a GWO Training course must create a profile in WINDA in order to get a WINDA ID which they must supply to ARCH prior to completing the training.  

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