GWO Basic Safety Training


Thomson Bridge is accredited by the Global Wind Organisation to deliver GWO Basic Safety Training (BST). The BST has been tailored based on industry best-practice and consists of First Aid (as prescribed by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines), Fire Awareness, Manual Handling, LV Rescue and Working at Heights. This course will be supervised and/or trained by an experienced ESI professional, bringing a depth of knowledge and experience to the learner.

Our GWO programs are delivered in accordance with the following GWO Basic Safety Training Standard:

  • GWO BST First Aid
  • GWO BST Working at Heights
  • GWO BST Fire Awareness
  • GWO BST Manual Handling

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded GWO certification for Basic Safety Training in accordance with the GWO guidelines. Results will be recorded on the international GWO.

Upcoming Class Schedule$1887.00 incl. GST

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Start Date: 17 Jan 2022Finish Date: 20 Jan 2022Location: 42 BARNETT AVENUE, GLYNDE SA 5070Availability: 6 Places
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Start Date: 31 Jan 2022Finish Date: 03 Feb 2022Location: 1/13 EXPORT DRIVE, BROOKLYN VIC 3012Availability: 6 Places
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Start Date: 14 Feb 2022Finish Date: 17 Feb 2022Location: 1/13 EXPORT DRIVE, BROOKLYN VIC 3012Availability: 6 Places
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Units of Competency

CPPFES2005Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipmentCurrent
HLTAID011Provide first aidCurrent
HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationCurrent
UETTDRRF10Provide first aid in an ESI environmentCurrent
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methodsCurrent
UETTDRRF06Perform rescue from a live LV panelCurrent
PUAWHS002Maintain safety at an incident sceneCurrent
PUAFER008Confine small emergencies in a facilityCurrent
RIIWHS204EWork Safely At HeightsCurrent

Course aim

The programmes are designed for operators, technicians and specialists working in wind turbines. It is designed to assist learners develop, practice and maintain safe work practices and everyday tasks, during rescue/evacuation activities.

Target learner group

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) is targeted at personnel who work in the wind industry, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment. Those who work on wind turbines must maintain currency of skills and competency in a range of safety and technical competencies. Relevant safety related training programs are often mandated by regulation or industry agreements and documented in state codes of practice.

Learning activities

Delivery includes:

  • Trainer led classroom presentations
  • Theory assessment
  • Onsite practical exercises and assessment
  • Using Height Safety equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios and applications.
  • For CPR, we use Laerdal Medical's Resusci Anne QCPR resuscitation dummy and defibrillator system, which provides immediate digital interactive reporting on your technique.
  • The Fire Extinguisher is a digital fire training system, called BullsEye, designed by Haagen, the global leaders in fire extinguisher and emergency response training hardware.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BST, Attendees will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards. The BST will 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. On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:

  • Identify and mitigate risks and hazards in a wind farm.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies until emergency services arrive.
  • Effectively confine and manage an emergency scene
  • Correctly perform LV rescue
  • Correctly perform rescue from heights.
  • Correctly respond to a fire emergency (confining and extinguishing)
  • Perform CPR according to ARC guidelines.
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Effectively review and communicate details of the incident.
  • Appropriately debrief from the incident.
  • Apply correct manual handling techniques.


4 days


$1887.00 Price is per person for Public Courses, including GST. For Corporate Clients, cost of the course is $1715 (ex. GST) per person. For Private Courses, please discuss your requirements with our Training Services Team. Please contact our Office on 1300 15 66 85 or email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Equipment & PPE

Learners are required to have the following to participate in this course:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. Hard Hat, Safety Footwear, Approved Hi-Vis Clothing, Safety Glasses)
  • Site based Heights equipment and personal kit including harness and helmet.
  • Stationary (e.g. Pen, Pencil, etc.)

Assessment approach

Learners will be assessed using a combination of the following methods:

  • Theory/Written Assessment (e.g. Short Answer Questions, Multiple Choice, Verbal Questioning Interview)
  • Direct Observation/Practical Assessment (e.g. Workplace, Simulated Environment, Role Play/Scenario)

Course Entry Requirements

BSTR Modules may potentially be physically demanding. A medical declaration is required prior to undertaking the course, to ensure students are physically capable to performing the physical tasks, in particular the practical activities associated with working at heights.

Each attendee will be required to provide their unique GWO WINDA ID when enrolling in the training. For more information please visit

Accreditation Status

Nationally recognised training.
Upon successful completion, learners will receive a statement of attainment.

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