Renewables & Wind Energy

GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA)

GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA)

Course Overview

The GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) course provides the knowledge and skills to administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save lives and give assistance in remote areas.

Delegates will learn to use advanced emergency equipment and medical telecommunication to provide ongoing care to an ill or injured casualty over a period of time while waiting for professional emergency rescue teams to arrive.

The course aims to enable personnel in the wind industry to react to incidents and thus mitigate the results of casualties deriving from the identified risk.

You must be registered on Winda prior to attending a GWO course.
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Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA), delegates must hold:
    Delegates must be WINDA registered before arriving for the course.

Course Content

Delegates completing a GWO EFA training course will be able to;
- 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) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines
- Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal protection
- Identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body
- Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment
- Deliver immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty
- Assess the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required
- Request telemedical consultation and medical rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty condition while receiving medical advice to stabilise the casualty
- Request immediate medical rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty condition
- Prepare the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation rescue point
- Act as a leader in first aid situations

More information

  • Certification: A GWO certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 24
  • Target audience: Anyone working within the wind industry or related field.
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 2 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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