GWO is developing an Enhanced First Aid (EFA) training standard, to provide employers with an extra level of first aid training that can help stabilize and keep casualties alive until rescue arrives and thereby avoid deterioration of the situation.
The main objective of the upcoming EFA training standard is to add to the skills attained from the GWO Basic Safety Training First Aid course. This would qualify technicians to stabilize a casualty in the event of an accident/life threatening trauma/ illness and allowing the transfer of the casualty from a remote location to a place of safety and sustained medical attention.
In the standard, there will be a great focus on the use of medical teleconsultation in case of an emergency and how to obtain medical advice to further stabilise the casualty. Hence, it will be a prerequisite to have a telecommunication system in place that enables medical teleconsultation support.
The GWO training standard based its initial development on the German DGUV ‘First Aid on Offshore Wind Farms’ standard and medical doctors have been assigned to the project to ensure that correct and necessary medical training including the use of medical teleconsultation is provided.
Dominion Energy, a Fortune 500 utility company based in Richmond, Virginia, has today joined as leading member of Global Wind Organisation.
Recent changes in the GWO Requirements for Certification Bodies (Version 11) and its introduction of the multi-site certification scheme have required changes within GWO’s Auditor Qualification Training (AQT)
GWO is today (6 December 2022), updating its advice with reference to an item in the equipment lists contained in some standard annexes. This specifically relates to GWO standards with the following codes: ART, ART-R, BST, BSTR, BSTR-P, Lift and WLA
Over 100 community colleges teach wind turbine technician programs in North America. One GWO training provider, Safety Technology (STL) USA is moving quickly to offer a new pathway into work for college students.
EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) is the latest addition to the growing list of GWO training providers in the US market.