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Combined GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) & Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Courses

GWO01

Course Information

Date of Next Course: TBC

Venue: HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle, Nr Hull

Duration: Five Days (see booking options below)

Validation: 2 Years

Awarding Body: GWO (Global Wind Organisation)

Combined GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) & Enhanced First Aid (EFA) Training Modules

Why not complete all 3-Day GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) and 2-Day Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) training modules in one intensive 5-Day training program?

We deliver both courses in a 5-Day intensive program, which covers all GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) and Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) training modules.

2-Day Enhanced GWO First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Training Course Syllabus

Increase your first aid capabilities with HFR Solutions GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Training Courses

It has been recognised that contractors and employees working offshore face increased challenges such as the increased medical response time for attending the scene of a casualty and a need for an increased level of first aid provision and equipment as well as the factors listed below;

  • Increased level of hazard 
  • Offshore teams need to display advanced trauma and lifesaving competencies
  • Access to advanced first aid and medical equipment

As a direct result, the industry is placing a greater level of importance on remote medicine, increased responsibilities to sustain life at an offshore and remote location as well as offshore teams trained to an advanced level of first aid and are clearly able to apply these skills.

Validated for 2 years, the syllabus of the 3 Day GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFAR) training course includes:

  Advanced airway management  Burns
  Extremes of body temperature  Introduction to trauma
  Medical emergencies  Oxygen therapy
  Pain relief and management  Practical packaging skills
  Resuscitation  The injured casualty
  Trauma  Various practical scenarios (Trauma)
  Vital signs  Wounds and bleeding

This course is supported by scenario-based training.

Already hold a valid GWO First Aid Course accreditation?

If you already hold the GWO First Aid Course certification, you have the option to upgrade by undertaking the 2-day GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) refresher course.

 GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) Standards

Click view to review the GWO Enhanced First Aid standards.

You can now work towards your GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) courses accreditation with HFR Solutions

3-Day GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) Training Course Syllabus

The GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) syllabus is a three-day training course and comprises of the following four modules:

 Hub spinner and inside blade rescue (HSIBR)  Nacelle, tower and basement rescue (NTBR)
 Single rescuer: hub, spinner and inside blade rescue (SR:HSIBR)    Single rescuer: Nacelle, tower and basement module (SR:NTBR)

These new advanced modules have been developed based upon risk assessments and industry-related accident and incident statistics during the installation phase as well as during the operations, service and maintenance work on wind turbine generators and wind power plants.

The GWO Advanced Rescue training combined modules aim to mitigate and control the risks associated with rescue operations undertaken in and from wind turbines to facilitate better emergency preparedness and response within the renewables industry.

Practical Course Scenarios

 

Module: Hub, spinner and inside blade rescue

(Both HSIBR & SR:HSIBR) modules

Module: Nacelle, tower and basement rescue

(Both NTBR & SR:NTBR) modules

 Rescue from blade  Rescue up
 Rescue from spinner  Rescue down
 Rescue for hub  Advanced stretcher work
   Advanced use of CRD's 
   Power-driven devices
   Mechanical advantage systems

Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Training Course Syllabus

Increase your first aid capabilities with HFR Solutions GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Training Courses

It has been recognised that contractors and employees working offshore face increased challenges such as the increased medical response time for attending the scene of a casualty and a need for an increased level of first aid provision and equipment as well as the factors listed below;

  • Increased level of hazard 
  • Offshore teams need to display advanced trauma and lifesaving competencies
  • Access to advanced first aid and medical equipment

As a direct result, the industry is placing a greater level of importance on remote medicine, increased responsibilities to sustain life at an offshore and remote location as well as offshore teams trained to an advanced level of first aid and are clearly able to apply these skills.

Both these GWO training courses are validated for 2 years.

Your considerations

The following business-critical factors should be given consideration;

  • Your team will be working in a remote location and require advanced rescue knowledge and capabilities
  • Operating in an environment with high-risk
  • Increased emergency service response times
  • Your team will need to display increased skills and levels of competency
  • There is limited help within this operational environment

Your booking options

Delegates looking to undertake the GWO Advanced Rescue Training and GWO Enhanced First Aid training modules with HFR Solutions CIC have several alternative options:

  • Book individual modules separately (HSIBR, NTBR, SR:HSIBR & SR:NTBR)  
  • Book the 3-Day intensive GWO Advanced Rescue Training Course (which includes all modules)
  • Book the 2-Day GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher 
  • Book the 5-Day enhanced course (Includes all modules of the GWO Advanced Rescue Training and GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher modules)

Entry requirements

Delegates looking to undertake these modules, need to hold a valid GWO Working at Height, GWO First Aid and Manual Handling certificates.

GWO pre-requisite

For any delegates wanting to book on the Enhanced GWO ART (Advanced Rescue Course), we require the following documentation:

  • Full medical fitness
  • In-date GWO Basic Safety Work at Height, First Aid, Manual Handling certificates

In-order to follow guidelines, we will need to verify these on the WINDA system.

Course Benefits

Your delegates will receive the following course benefits;

  • Industry-standard - Recognised GWO accreditation and is valid for two years
  • Competence - Delegates will be able to display advanced rescue capabilities from a high-risk working environment
  • Skills - Ability to safely administer immediate enhanced first aid
  • Better prepared - to handle more serious first aid and trauma incidents
  • Increased response times – places a greater responsibility to sustain life on remote/offshore workers
  • Qualified and experienced trainers - HFR Solutions CIC instructors are specialists in working at height, advanced medical and GWO standards
  • Real-incident experiences - our instructors have handled rescue, at height, medical, fire and incident response scenarios in real-life 
  • Peace of mind for you– we have successfully delivered numerous advanced medical and working at height courses to the renewables sectors
  • Increased confidence - your delegates will be trained in best practice processes for working at height and rescue in an offshore environment
  • Mobile training units - our working at height training can be delivered at your site (In-situ)
  • ISO accredited business - ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO 18001
  • Purpose-built working at infrastructure - both internal and external unrivalled working at height training infrastructure in the region

Candidates who complete the GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) and GWO Enhanced First Aid modules will receive a certificate to confirm they have met the level of competence required. 

Learning Outcomes

Both the Advanced Rescue Training (ART) and Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) GWO training courses will provide delegates with various learner outcomes;

  • Combined 5-Day advanced training program – delegates can block book all GWO advanced rescue training & GWO enhanced first aid modules combined
  • Undertake advanced rescue capabilities from various areas of a wind turbine
  • Perform these rescue operations in teams acting as the rescue team coordinator or as a single rescuer
  • Competency to rescue a colleague from the blade, spinner and hub within a wind turbine
  • Perform descending and ascending rescue operations from an enclosed space within a wind turbine to an assembly area (i.e. ground, transition piece or vessel)
  • Display competency in the use of equipment in the rescue scenario outside the norm (i.e. creation of suspended aerial rope to safely and effectively transfer the casualty from the spinner to nacelle)  
  • Prepare an injured person for helicopter rescue from a wind turbine
  • Develop specialised knowledge – such as assess and determine a rescue strategy for various rescue scenarios as well as an evacuation strategy during a rescue operation
  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid safely and soundly, by following local legislation and in accordance with the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
  • Identify and explain the normal function, normal signs and symptoms of minor and serious injuries and illness related to the human body
  • Act as a leader in first aid circumstances
  • Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save lives and provide assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection
  • The delivery of immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty

Relevant Legislation

This Five-Day GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) and Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) intensive program will provide delegates with the competency, skills and theoretical and practical knowledge to access and rescue an injured person as well as deliver advanced medical response for undertaking work in a renewables environment.

We have enclosed some resources which you may find useful:

Working at Height

It is paramount your delegates have an in-depth understanding of working at height legislation and how it may impact your organisation;

  • GWO Advanced Rescue
  • GWO Standards - Working at Height
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Puwer (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998)
  • Loler (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998)
  • General Health & Safety Legislation
  • Health and safety at work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

First Aid

  • GWO Standards - Advanced First Aid
  • GWO EFA Standards
  • The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
  • General Health & Safety Legislation
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Resuscitation and First Aid Guidelines 2015

Testimonial

I found the GWO advanced rescue training recently delivered by HFR Solutions professional, informative and to the highest of standards. The new training areas used to facilitate this course, give delegates the opportunity to carry out rescue scenarios in wind turbine environments. As always the instructors at HFR were professional and very knowledgeable. The facilities, equipment and instructors at HFR are second to none, I cannot recommend highly enough.”

William Garrett-Millar, Health & Safety Supervisor, Ecotricity

Combined GWO Advanced Rescue (ART) & Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) Courses

Course Code: GWO01

Location - HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle

Duration - 5 Days

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £4915.00 + VAT

Max 8 delegates

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