GWO Standards

Basic Safety Training Refresher Standard

Version 11
April 1, 2022

The aim of BSTR is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST through theoretical and practical training. The GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher is divided into the following six modules:

First Aid Refresher

The aim of this BSTR First Aid Module is to refresh the participants prior experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable participants to recognise signs and symptoms of life threating situations and administer safe and effective first aid in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment in order to save lives, preventing further illness or injury, until the casualty can be handed over to the next level of care in case of an incident in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment

Overall learning objectives:

After successfully having completed this BSTR First Aid Module, the participants can: Act independently in recognising, assessing, and prioritising the need for basic first aid and providing lifesaving first aid until the casualty can be handed over to the next level of care in case of an incident in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment (Ability, intermediate level) Take responsibility for recognising their limitations as a basic first aider, calling for help and enable evacuation off the casualty in case of an incident in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment (Ability, intermediate level)

Manual Handling Refresher

Delivery of the Manual Handling Refresher Module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Manual Handling.

The Manual Handling training can consist of first-time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced participants to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the refresher participants.

Note: If training is conducted with first time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom then first-time participants shall receive a MH record in WINDA and refresher participants shall receive an MHR record in WINDA.

Fire Awareness Refresher

Delivery of the Fire Awareness Refresher Module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Fire Awareness.

The fire awareness training can consist of first-time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced participants to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the refresher participants.

Note: If training is conducted with first time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom then first-time participants shall receive a FAW record in WINDA and refresher participants shall receive a FAWR record in WINDA.

Working at Heights Refresher

The aim of this BSTR Working at Heights Module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training so that participants can use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment.

After having successfully completed this BST Working at Heights Module, the participants can act independently and safely when using basic personal protective equipment, working at heights, and performing comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment (Ability, intermediate level)

Note: The BSTR Working at Heights Module is not a test for participant’s fear of heights.

Working at Heights with Manual Handling Refresher

The aim of this module is to review and build on previously gained abilities through theoretical and practical training so that participants can use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in the wind turbine industry/environment. Its further aims are to encourage positive manual handling and ergonomic behaviour, encourage participants to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train participants ability to perform manual handling tasks in a safe manner.

After having successfully completed this BSTR Working at Heights with Manual Handling Module, the participants can act independently and safely when using basic personal protective equipment, working at heights, and performing comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment. In addition, they will be able to take responsibility for safe practices of manual handling. (Ability, intermediate level)

Note: The BSTR Module Working at Heights with Manual Handling is not intended to test a participant’s fear of heights

Sea Survival Refresher

Delivery of the Sea Survival Refresher Module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Sea Survival

The Sea Survival training can consist of first-time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced participants to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the first-time participants.

Note: If training is conducted with first time participants and refresher participants in the same classroom then first-time participants shall receive a Sea Survival record in WINDA and refresher participants shall receive a Sea Survival record in WINDA.

Click here to download the PDF file of the Basic Safety Training Refresher Standard Version 11

Upon completion of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) participants will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards. The BSTR will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency and to increase their safety through proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), emergency equipment and procedures.

The approved GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) refreshes, reviews and builds on participants existing skills and tools obtained during BST Module courses, which include Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights, and Manual Handling Modules. To enable participants to work in the offshore environment, an additional GWO Sea Survival Module training shall be completed.

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The previous version of the training standard will be valid until the 30th September 2022. Download here Basic Safety Refresher Training Standard V10.1