The Enhanced First Aid (EFA) and Advanced Rescue Training (ART) standards have been created by broad-based working groups comprising GWO member companies and training providers.
Global Wind Organisation has launched two new training standards today, designed to elevate the life saving and rescue skills of technicians working on wind turbines.
They deliver in turn the appropriate training and skills that will help technicians stablise a casualty in the event of a potentially life threatening illness or trauma, and elevate rescuer self-reliance so that casualties can be successfully transported to a point where emergency responders can provide care.
Bente Boa, Head of Learning and Development at Ørsted, is leader of the Enhanced First Aid Working Group. She explained: "GWO Enhanced First Aid is a standard that will align and improve the overall lifesaving skills of our workforce. Windpower technicians often work in remote areas where there is no immediate access to medical assistance. Giving them the skills to stabilize a casualty and take a leadership role in first aid will help save lives.”
Mats van Amen, HSE Specialist for Netherlands, Belgium and Germany at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind contributed to the ART Working Group. He explained: "Professional responders won't always have the resources available to climb a turbine and perform a rescue. The GWO ART standard gives employers an option to train technicians when this risk requires it."
We will be shutting down WINDA for a complete reboot on Friday December 13 at 14:00. WINDA will be in read only mode through Sunday but may have stability issues due to the migration and may provide unexpected error notifications.
GWO has migrated WINDA from a Django/Python solution hosted on Amazon Web Services to a solution based on Microsoft Azure.
GWO members say the value created by WINDA for safety and workforce productivity far outweigh the costs of the system
The GWO Criteria for Training Providers and Certification Bodies provide the framework and governance system around which more than 350 training providers can operate.
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition.