Safety is the cornerstone of the offshore renewable energy industry. With the challenging and remote environments in which workers operate, having the skills to respond effectively to emergencies is paramount. To uphold these safety standards, regular first aid training and refreshers are indispensable. In this blog post, we will delve into the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course, and explore its prerequisites, suitability, learning objectives, and the vital role it plays in safeguarding lives within the offshore renewable energy sector.
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The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher Course:
Course Duration and Overview:
The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course spans two days, with sessions running from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, including lunch for all participants.
Before enrolling in this course, participants must meet specific prerequisites to ensure eligibility and readiness. These prerequisites comprise:
Holding a valid GWO In-Date Enhanced First Aid certificate.
Completing a comprehensive medical questionnaire.
Possessing a valid WINDA I.D.
Being above 18 years of age.
Providing valid photographic identification.
Wearing appropriate work boots for safety.
This course caters to anyone seeking to sustain their career in the offshore renewable energy industry. All professionals in this field are mandated to possess a valid GWO Enhanced First Aid certificate, which must be renewed every two years through the 2-day Enhanced First Aid Refresher course. This training imparts participants with additional knowledge and skills, enabling them to administer safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving enhanced first aid measures, especially in remote areas. It also covers the use of emergency equipment and medical tele-consultation.
The principal goal of the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course is to empower participants to administer safe and effective first aid within the challenging Wind Industry environment, aligning with GWO Enhanced First Aid training standards. The course melds theoretical and practical training, ensuring participants are well-prepared for real-life exigencies.
Upon successful completion of the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course, participants will attain the capability to:
Provide support and care to colleagues in the renewable energy industry.
Possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to execute enhanced first aid.
Administer safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving enhanced first aid measures.
Extend assistance in remote areas using advanced equipment beyond basic first aid provisions.
Conduct medical tele-consultations and provide ongoing monitoring.
Assessment in this course encompasses a combination of theoretical written evaluations and practical assessments, assuring that participants encompass both the knowledge and practical skills essential for emergency scenarios.
Upon successfully completing the course, participants will be bestowed with a GWO First Aid certificate and a GWO Enhanced First Aid certificate, both having a validity of two years. These certificates will be uploaded to the delegate’s WINDA account, ensuring seamless access to and verification of their qualifications.
Safety remains the bedrock of the offshore renewable energy industry. Possessing the requisite first aid skills is pivotal for professionals operating in this demanding milieu. The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course provides a comprehensive and up-to-date training solution, ensuring that individuals are primed to offer lifesaving first aid measures in the most exacting conditions. By fulfilling the prerequisites and refreshing their knowledge every two years, professionals play an instrumental role in upholding the safety and prosperity of the renewable energy engineering sector.