First Aid (GWO)

This module has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Wind Organization (GWO).
The First Aid (GWO) training is intended for personnel working in the wind industry, on land and/or at sea, involved in the construction, maintenance and/or service for onshore and/or offshore wind turbines and wind farms. The training offers knowledge and skills about providing first aid in the event of accidents (first aid) in and near wind turbines.

In the event of accidents, knowledge of first aid procedures is essential. In addition, this training focuses on the use of available first aid equipment. Furthermore, the functioning of normal functions of the human body and the symptoms of illness or injury are treated.
In this module, the focus is on providing first aid in wind turbines. This means that limited space and the entry and exit possibilities of a wind turbine are taken into account. Practical exercises are an important part of this course.

The following components are covered in this training:

  • performing first aid (First Aid) in a safe manner in accordance with legal requirements;
  • basic knowledge about normal body functions and the symptoms of major and minor injuries and diseases (anatomy);
  • setting priorities in dealing with an emergency situation in a wind turbine;
  • working with / applying;
    • life-saving first aid;
    • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED);
    • equipment in a first aid scenario;

Class times:
On the first day, participants are expected to register at 7:45 am. The training starts at 8.30 a.m. and will end around 4 p.m. This applies to the second training day.

The training is given in English. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language. It is also possible to hire an interpreter via STC-KNRM.

Additional options:
Following the GWO First Aid refresher, the following training courses can be booked:

  • GWO Manual Handling refresher;
  • GWO Sea Survival refresher;
  • GWO Fire Awareness refresher;
  • GWO Working at Heights refresher;
  • Medical examination.

Requirements: A requirement to participate in the refresh training is that the participant must be in possession of a valid First Aid certificate. In addition, it is important that the participant is in possession of a medical examination. STC-KNRM can arrange this inspection for you. It is also possible to hand over a statement from a doctor showing that you are physically able to participate in the training. Click here to view the list of medical examinations.

Winda registration
From October 17, 2016, all participants in the GWO training must register as a participant in WINDA. Once the registration has been completed you will receive a WINDA ID, you must have sent this WINDA ID to before the training ends. This WINDA ID is your personal identification and all your future GWO training courses will be registered under this ID. You can register for a WINDA ID with a smartphone, tablet or PC at .


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