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GWO First Aid Refresher

Stephen Borland A dedicated course instructor.

About this course

Administering safe and effective first aid in the wind turbine industry is of paramount importance to ensure the well-being of workers and to respond promptly to any emergencies that might arise.

This course is a crucial component of ensuring the safety and well-being of workers, as they often operate in remote or challenging locations where immediate medical assistance may not be readily available.

During the training sessions, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge on crucial subjects such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), administering basic first aid, adept assessment and communication, initiating emergency assistance, and effectively employing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Who is the course suitable for?

  • The course is suitable for any wind personnel in the industry. Delegates must have completed the initial first aid course and have a valid in date certificate.

What will I Learn:

  • Administer basic first aid in accordance with industry standards.
  • Respond effectively to common injuries and medical emergencies in a wind turbine environment.
  • Apply CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) procedures when necessary.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication and coordination in emergencies.
  • Recognise and respond to severe bleeding, shock, and burns.
  • Identify and manage potential hazards related to first aid situations.


  • A valid WINDA ID is required.
  • Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  • A general standard of fitness is required.
  • Photographic ID Card, such as a drivers licence or passport.
  • A valid first aid certificate is required.

What will I leave with?

  • After successfully finishing the course, participants will receive a GWO-approved First Aid certificate, which remains valid for a duration of two years. To maintain their certification, delegates are required to undergo GWO First Aid Training again before the certificate's expiration date.

What to expect on the day

  • Registration and Welcome: The day typically begins with registration, where participants confirm their attendance and receive any necessary training materials or equipment.
  • Safety Briefing: A safety briefing is conducted to highlight the importance of adhering to safety protocols throughout the training session and in our centre.
  • Catering: Lunch is not provided for 0.5 day courses.

Important Information

Participants or individuals booking the course are responsible for ensuring that they meet all the necessary prerequisites and provide the required evidence, such as valid certificates for revalidation courses, on the first day of the course.

Failure to fulfill any of these prerequisites may lead to the participant being requested to leave the course. Please note that no refunds will be issued in such cases.

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