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GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA)


Course Information

GWO Enhanced First Aid & Refresher | GWO EFA | HFR Solutions CIC

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Venue: Humber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside International Airport, Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6AB 

Duration: Three Days

Validation: Two Years 

Awarding Body: GWO (Global Wind Organisation)

To check availability or to book GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) course, click below or contact us at 01482 398521 or customer@hfrsolutions.co.uk

Valid GWO First Aid certificate holders can upgrade to the 3-Day GWO Enhanced First Aid course

Offshore teams trained to deliver enhanced first aid techniques

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

3 Day Enhanced GWO First Aid(EFA) - airways, burns, trauma, wounds & vital signs

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 risk
  • Access to advanced first aid equipment
  • Offshore teams need to display advanced first aid and lifesaving competencies

An industry placing increased importance in the delivery of remote first aid

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.

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

Validated for 2 years, the syllabus of the 3 Day GWO Enhanced First Aid training course (EFA) 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 (EFAR) refresher course.

 GWO Enhanced First Aid Standards

Click view to review the GWO Enhanced First Aid standards.

Course Benefits

Course benefits include:

  • Treat a patient promptly
  • Ability to safely administer immediate enhanced first aid
  • Better prepared to handle more serious first aid and trauma incidents
  • Limiting the effects of major trauma
  • Increased response times – places a greater responsibility to sustain life on remote/offshore workers
  • Specialist course syllabus - advanced airway management
  • Casualty packaging -  transporting the causality to the ground floor, onto a helicopter deck (if one is present on the turbine) or onto a vessel
  • Role and offshore environments – more responsibilities are placed on first responders
  • Greater capability to deal with more serious medical and trauma incidents
  • Delegates competency levels increase
  • Legal responsibilities – if major trauma is highlighted as a foreseeable risk / credible scenario – provision has to be put in place to provide an adequate level of response

Learning Outcomes

By completing the 3 Day GWO Enhanced First Aid training course, delegates will learn how to safely administer enhanced first aid in a renewables environment and will benefit from the following learner outcomes;

  • 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
  • Request immediate rescue/medical assistance providing a concise report of the casualty’s condition
  • Evaluate the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support would be required
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator environment
  • Prepare the casualty for transfer to a nominated evacuation/rescue point at the location
  • Request medical/rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition

Relevant Legislation

For any of your employees who act in the role of a first aider or medical responder, they must have a good understanding of first aid legislation and how this may impact on your business. We have enclosed some resources, which you may find useful; 

  • GWO Standards - 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


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GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA)

Course Code: FA03

Location - Humber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside International Airport, Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6AB 

Duration - 3 Days

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £2250.00 + VAT

Max 6 delegates

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