GWO First Aid

Course Aims 

The aim of this BST Module is 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.  

Course Outcomes 

Upon completion, delegates will receive a GWO accreditation.  This information will be uploaded onto the delegates WINDA Account. The certification lasts for 2 years. 

Prontoport also offer refresher training for First Aid. Please note, however, a delegate is only allowed to attend a refresher course in the specific Training Module prior to the date of expiry on the current certificate or training records. If a certificate or training record is expired, the Delegate must attend the full Basic Safety Training Module(s) to obtain a new training record. 

Duration: 2 days or 1 day for a First Aid Refresher course 


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, delegates must be physically fit enough to attend and carry out the practical element of the course. 

Course Content and Key Activities 

  • First aid guidelines ERC & AHA 

  • Risks and hazards 

  • Anatomy, structure, functions and symptoms 

  • Use of first aid principles in emergency situations

  • Serious/minor illness and injuries

  • Management of an incident

  • Safety awareness in an emergency situation

  • Emergency rescue team

  • Primary & secondary incidents 

  • Lifesaving first aid 

  • A-B-C principles and primary survey 

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and practice exercise 

  • AED safety procedures and correct use of an AED 

  • Managing minor and serious incidents 

  • Psychological first aid 

  • Demonstration of first aid equipment 

  • Scenario based training 

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