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GWO Enhanced First Aid - Refresher (EFAR)


Course Information

Your Two-Day GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher

Date of Next Course: Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 5th January 2022

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Venue: Training Centre, Fire Service Headquarters, Summergroves Way, Hessle, HU4 7BB

Duration: Two Days

Validation: Two Years 

Awarding Body: GWO (Global Wind Organisation)

Remote first aid - GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher allows to deliver trauma, advanced first and and interim life support to fellow offshore workers

2 Day Enhanced GWO First Aid Refresher (EFAR) | Refresh your GWO enhanced first aid certificateIt has been recognised that employees and contractors 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 response, first aid provision and equipment.

Other key factors include: 

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

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 safely apply these skills.

You can now work towards both the GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) and Refresher (EFAR) training courses certifications with HFR Solutions.


Valid for 2 years, the course syllabus of the 2 Day GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) course covers a vast array of advanced first aid and medical competencies;

 Advanced airway management  Bleeds and wounds
 Burns  Body temperature extremes
 Casualty packaging  Medical emergenices
 Oxygen therapy  Pain management
 Resuscitation  The injured casualty
 Trauma  Various practical first aid scenarios (Trauma)
 Casualty vital signs  

This course includes various scenario-based training.

2 Day Enhanced GWO First Aid Refresher (EFAR) | Delegates gain skills to deliver oxygen therapy, pain management, resuscitation and trauma GWO Pre-requisite

For any delegates wanting to book on the GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher course, we require the following documentation

  • Full medical fitness
  • In-date GWO Basic First Aid or EFA certificate

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

GWO Enhanced First Aid Standards

Click view to review the GWO Enhanced First Aid standards. 

Course Benefits

  • 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 2 Day GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) training course, delegates will learn how to safely display and administer enhanced first aid techniques in a renewables environment.

Delegates will benefit from the following learner outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with local legislation and according to 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


To be updated

GWO Enhanced First Aid - Refresher (EFAR)

Course Code: FA03

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

Duration - 2 Days

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £1450.00 + VAT

Max 6 delegates

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