The Global Wind Organisation Basic Safety Training Standard consists of five modules. To learn more about each module, click on the links below.
The aim of this BST Module is to enable Participants to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment, in accordance with GWO First Aid training through theoretical and practical training. Furthermore, this training will enable the delegate to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The aim of this Module is 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 in the wind turbine industry/environment.
The BST Manual Handling Module shall ensure that:
The aim of this course is to give the Participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training. Participants should be able to prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and ensure all are safely accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire. If the incident is judged to be safe, the Participants should be able to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment. The BST Fire Awareness Module shall ensure that:
The BST Fire Awareness Module shall ensure that:
The aim of this module is to qualify the participants, through theoretical and practical training, to use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment.
The BST Working at Heights Module shall ensure that:
Please note - a combined Working at Height/Manual Handling module was created following the update to BST version 13.
The aims of this BST Sea Survival course are, by theoretical and practical training to give the participants the ability to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.
This BST Sea Survival Module shall ensure that:
For guidance on how to describe, plan and conduct GWO courses, you can also download the GWO Taxonomy
The previous version of the training standard will be valid until the 1st July 2021. Download here Basic Safety Training Standard V13.1