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GWO Basic Safety Training (offshore)

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The GWO Basic Safety Course (Global Wind Organisation) is an offshore course aimed at people working in the wind industry. This GWO Basic Safety Course is a course where the delegate gets acquainted with the risks and dangers of working in the offshore wind industry.

During the GWO Basic Safety Training course, the delegate learns not just to recognize the dangers and what to do in an emergency situation. The delegate also develops the skills to provide First Aid, to save themselves and to fight fires. Especially on an offshore wind turbine, there are no nearby emergency services. Therefore, it is very important that people know how to get themselves and others to safety when an emergency arises. The employee will be well prepared by practicing this emergency situation in a setting as realistic as possible.

  • Timetable:5 day(s)
  • Certification:GWO Working at Heights
    GWO First Aid
    GWO Fire Awareness
    GWO Manual Handling
    GWO Sea Survival
  • Validation:2 years
  • Requirements:None
* excl. Registration fee (€ / $ 62,50), excl. VAT (If applicable) and including lunch, coffee / tea and course material

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During the Basic Safety Training GWO Course all theoretical and practical aspects will be discussed. Each module starts with a theory, which will be used in practice later on. So for example, the delegate will actually be in the pool to experience the situation and during the module Working at Heights the delegate will actually go to a platform at 16 meter high.

The offshore Basic Safety Training GWO Course must be completed before the staff goes to work in the wind turbine. In addition, all modules that are included in the GWO Basic Safety Training package can also be done separately: GWO First Aid, GWO Working at Heights, GWO Sea Survival, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO Manual Handling.

Course Content:

  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid
  • Sea Survival
  • Fire Awareness
  • Manual Handling

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is GWO?

    GWO stands for ‘Global Wind Organisation’. It is a non-profit organisation and has provided the Basic Safety Training standards for the wind industry since 2012.

    What is the window to join a GWO refresher?

    To maintain the original certification date, a certificate or training record can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry. It is still possible to join a refresher course outside of the two months of expiry. In this case, the certificate must carry the new date of certification. A participant 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. The validity period is automatically calculated in WINDA by entering the course completion date.

    What does the GWO Basic Safety Training Course consist of?

    The course consists of 5 modules: GWO First Aid, GWO Working at Heights, GWO Sea Survival, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO Manual Handling. They can be taken separately or together.

    How is the GWO Basic Safety Training course taught?

    Each separate module of the GWO Basic Safety Training consists of a theoretical and practical part.

    What is the purpose of the GWO Basic Safety Training course?

    The GWO Basic Safety Training course will allow the delegate to understand the dangers and risks in the wind industry and how to act in emergency situations. The delegate will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires. After successfully  completing the course, the delegate receives a GWO sticker for in their PSL book and a certificate. Furthermore the course will be uploaded to WINDA.

    How long does the GWO certificate remain valid?

    The certificate is valid for 2 years. After that, the training must be repeated, so the delegate stays sharp and is made aware of new developments. When your certificate is almost expired and you want to refresh you can take the GWO Basic Safety Training refresher.

    My GWO certificate is expired. What now?

    You will have to take the GWO Basic Safety Training course again. Unfortunately, it is impossible to attend refresher courses after your certificate is already expired. The GWO does not allow for dispensation, like the offshore courses.

    What does WINDA stand for?

    WINDA is the name of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database. It maintains data on the certification status of GWO Certified Training Providers as well as the status of delegates that have attended courses. The delegate is required to create an account for WINDA, as a sticker and registration are added in WINDA upon succesful completion of a course.

    Click here to create an account in WINDA. Upon succesful registration, the user receives a WINDA ID. The WINDA ID is required for us to add the GWO course to the account of a delegate, including the Basic Training Course.

    The employer also has the option of creating an account, allowing them to verify the training status of their (potential) employees.

    For more information about the organisation account, click here.

    For more information about the delegate account, click here.

    At what time does training take place?

    Training takes place between 7:30 and 16:30 (7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Anyone participating is required to be present at the training centre at 7:30. When you arrive late you have to make up for lost time and will be charged for this. The client will be notified.

    Is lunch included in the course or should I bring this myself?

    Lunch is provided by FMTC. You can choose from several freshly made sandwiches, soups, snacks and fruit. Tea and coffee are also available.

    What do I need to bring to this course?

    You will need your passport or ID, Personal Safety Logbook and/or shipping logbooks in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided by FMTC.

    Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

    In which language is this course taught?

    All our courses are taught in English. Only when there are only Dutch delegates present the course will be held in Dutch.

    On which date is this course available for booking?

    All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

    At what time should I book a flight back?

    We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

    Do I need a physical examination for this course?

    GWO courses do not require an medical examination.

    How do I book a medical examination?

    When a medical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

    When will I have my medical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

    After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the medical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

    How can I book a hotel?

    When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 so we can help you further.

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