GWO Standards

Basic Safety Training Online Partial Refresher (BSTR-P)

Version 3
May 2, 2023
Basic Safety Training Standard Refresher-Partial

The aim of BSTR-P is to reduce the risk of injury in the wind industry by reviewing, refreshing and building on previously gained knowledge and skills from GWO BST initial or refresher training. The aims and objectives are achieved in a virtual online classroom through a combination of group discussions, individual explanations, theoretical and practical training that aim to enable the course participants to support and care for themselves and others working in the wind industry by being able to apply the knowledge skills and ability of first aid, manual handling, fire awareness, working at heights and sea survival in their daily work and, in the case of an emergency, be able to evacuate, rescue and provide appropriate first aid to casualties. This standard describes the requirements for basic safety training partial refresher courses that are recommended by the members of GWO. This full standard covers parts of the following five modules:

BSTR-P First Aid

BSTR-P Manual Handling

BSTR-P Fire Awareness

BSTR-P Working at Heights

BSTR-P Sea Survival

Click here to download the PDF file of the Basic Safety Training Online Partial Refresher (BSTR-P) Version 3

The COVID-19 viral pandemic has caused widespread disruption globally and has, in many regions, prevented technicians from attending GWO refresher training leading to a safety risk imposed through skills and knowledge fade within the wind industry.

To mitigate against the fading of skills and knowledge amongst technicians GWO have analysed the basic safety refresher modules and released this interim standard as a way for already trained technicians to continue to work safely by enabling the technicians on site to practise the knowledge and skills that they have learned during GWO training and apply this to their daily work tasks.

This analysis has indicated that there are some learning objectives and elements in the domain of knowledge and skills where the knowledge fade can potentially be mitigated through attending online live training sessions.

GWO has assessed that the objectives and elements contained in the partial modules, as described in sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 of this document, can be fully delivered during online training sessions using technologies that allow real time video conferencing.

The members of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) recognise trained persons as competent within basic safety in the wind industry and accept the trained person as possessing the required knowledge to stop an unsafe work situation where they as duty-holders are accountable for safety. Training is verified through the GWO database WINDA.

This standard should be read alongside GWO's Requirements for Training. Download the Requirements for Training here

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No earlier versions of Basic Safety Training Partial Refresher remain valid