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Safety is the cornerstone of any industry, but in the offshore renewable energy sector, where challenging environments and remote locations are the norm, it becomes even more critical. To maintain the highest safety standards, regular first aid training and refreshers are essential. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course. We’ll explore its prerequisites, suitability, learning objectives, and why it’s a crucial component for ensuring safety in the offshore renewable energy industry.
The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher Course:
Course Duration and Overview:
The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course spans two days, running from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with lunch provided for all participants.
Before enrolling in this course, participants must meet specific prerequisites to ensure they are eligible and adequately prepared. These prerequisites include:
Holding a valid GWO In-Date Enhanced First Aid certificate.
Completing a comprehensive medical questionnaire.
Possessing a valid WINDA I.D.
Being 18 years or older.
Providing photographic identification.
Wearing appropriate work boots for safety.
This course is suitable for anyone looking to continue their career in the offshore renewable energy industry. It’s mandatory for all professionals in this field to hold a valid GWO Enhanced First Aid certificate, which must be refreshed every two years by completing the 2-day Enhanced First Aid Refresher course. This training equips participants with additional knowledge and skills 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 primary 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 engineering environment, aligning with GWO Enhanced First Aid training standards. The course combines theoretical and practical training, ensuring participants are well-prepared for real-life emergencies.
Upon successful completion of the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course, participants will gain the ability to:
Provide support and care to colleagues working in the renewable energy industry.
Possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to perform enhanced first aid.
Administer safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving enhanced first aid measures.
Offer assistance in remote areas using advanced equipment beyond basic first aid provisions.
Conduct medical tele-consultations and provide ongoing monitoring.
Assessment in this course includes a mix of theoretical written tests and practical evaluations to ensure participants have both the knowledge and practical skills necessary for emergency situations.
After successfully completing the course, participants will receive a GWO First Aid certificate and a GWO Enhanced First Aid certificate, both valid for two years. These certificates will be uploaded to the delegate’s WINDA account, providing easy access and verification of their qualifications.
Safety is the bedrock of the offshore renewable energy industry. Possessing the right first aid skills is paramount for professionals working in this demanding field. The GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course offers comprehensive and up-to-date training, ensuring that individuals are well-prepared to provide lifesaving first aid measures in the most challenging conditions. By meeting the prerequisites and refreshing their knowledge every two years, professionals play a pivotal role in upholding safety standards and ensuring the continued success of the renewable energy sector.