GWO First Aid Refresher

gwo first aid refresher

The aim of the course is to build on previous skills and knowledge to be able to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment. By the time you have completed the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance to carry out First Aid in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographic location and according to ERC and AHA guidelines.

  • Identify and explain normal function, normal signs, functions and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.

  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a WTG environment.

  • Demonstrate correct use of lifesaving first aid using the primary survey A-B-C.

  • Demonstrate correct use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED)

  • Demonstrate correct use of ordinary First Aid, the secondary survey.

  • Demonstrate correct use of first aid equipment in a first aid scenario.

Pre- Requisites

The course can be physically demanding and to participate in the training you must be medically fit and capable of participating fully.  GWO stipulate that you must provide us with a copy of your valid, current medical certificate to participate on the course.

Other pre-requisites:

  • You must provide valid photographic ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence

  • You must be 18+

  • The course is run in English and as such you must have an appropriate level of fluency in order to participate.

  • You must produce a valid, current GWO First Aid Certificate (GWO refresher courses at NWFTC must be completed before the expiry date of the previous certificate).

  • A valid GWO or similer working at height qualification as part of the course is run on our towers to simulate a realistic enviroment.


  • Appropriate clothing to climb in ( we advise loose clothing which does not hinder your movement)

  • Any clothing appropriate to weather conditions (our training facility is exposed to the elements. Warm waterproof/windproof jackets are recommended.)

  • Safety footwear

  • Gloves (Close fitting)

  • Safety Eyewear

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Available course dates and locations

Please choose from the available training course dates, to make a booking please click the 'Indvidual' or 'Group' booking buttons based on your requirements.

Start date & time End date & time Course location Spaces Cost Book training course & pay online
12/12/2018 - 09:00 12/12/2018 - 17:00 Lowestoft College 2 £246.00 Inc VAT PLEASE CALL TO BOOK