GWO Basic Safety Training (4.5 Day)

5.00 out of 5 based on 42 customer ratings
(42 customer reviews)

From: £900.00


Monday – Thursday 09.00hrs – 17.00hrs Friday 09.00hrs – 13.00hrs

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  • It is now possible to complete your GWO BST Package in just 4.5 days.
  • 0% Finance available (Terms and conditions apply, subject to status)
  • Monday – Thursday
  • Time: 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs
  • Friday 09:00 – 13:00hrs
  • Lunch is also provided
  • Assessment: Theory and Practical



  • Medical Questionnaire
  • Over 18
  • Photographic I.D
  • Work Boots



This course is ideal for entry level into the renewable energy sector, particularly on or offshore windfarms; this forms part of the mandatory requirements for working on a windfarm and includes the following:

GWO First Aid

GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling

GWO Sea Survival

GWO Fire Awareness



These courses will provide the necessary knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to ensure a person is able to work safely on a windfarm.



  • Demonstrate the importance of following procedures and regulations whilst working at height in hazardous environments
  • Demonstrate sufficient rescue techniques and procedures that are required in emergency situations
  • Identify and inspect the correct equipment
  • Ensure the safety of self and others.
  • Evacuate safely and the use of evacuation devices.
  • Understand the importance of carrying out Manual Handling work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance to with legislative requirements of your work location
  • Demonstrate understanding of safe practices of manual handling this includes the correct handling of equipment
  • Identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor manual handling and able to report it correctly.
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to Manual Handling in wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate Manual Handling risk reduction techniques.



Have achieved skills and basic knowledge in understanding the importance of carrying out first aid:

  • Identify risks and hazards and carry out the necessary first aid in regards to minor or serious injuries
  • Provide knowledge of safety awareness in an emergency
  • Correctly use an automatic external defibrillator as well as the correct use of first aid equipment.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning
  • Understand the limitations of different life-saving appliances (LSA), personal protective equipment (PPE) and personal fall protection Equipment (PFPE) used in the offshore wind industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge of risks related to transfers
  • Demonstrate safe transfer and evacuation of a WTG
  • Have knowledge of search and rescue (SAR) and global maritime distress and safety systems (GMDSS)
  • Give first aid treatment to a “man overboard”
  • Demonstrate individual and group survival techniques at sea.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire
  • Identify any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contingency plans in a wind turbine environment including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct actions on discovering a fire including correct operation and fire extinguishing by means of the firefighting equipment in a WTG.

42 reviews for GWO Basic Safety Training (4.5 Day)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Very Nice facilities, brilliant Instructors, First Aid content very good

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Brilliant facilities and staff, a real eye opener to what we will face in the wind industry

  3. 5 out of 5

    brilliant courses very educational, would recommend to anyone joining the wind indusrty

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Course was fantastic, very informative and well organised.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the course. A lot of important information included on the courses and enjoyed putting the theory in practice.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Very engaging courses, delivered with lots of industry related vocabulary. New Skills learnt despite 13 years within the wind industry.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kirk was really good and friendly instructor, easy to listen to and answered all question really well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Superb Instruction, Quality Instructor, knowledgeable with extensive background experience, Great learning environment.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very Good courses, with very Knowledgeable and experienced instructors.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant ran course very knowledgeable instructors and great at teaching, The food is also a great addition to the course.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Very good and interesting course, very well delivered and the trainers are very knowledgeable, overall a very good course.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Informative and interesting with a good mix of classroom and practical exercises

  13. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic course, clear and informative tuition, Good balance of theory to practical ratio, I have sat on many courses but the instructors I have had this week where outstanding and very knowledgeable, will definitely be returning.

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Course delivery was excellent from the instructors, interesting from start to finish.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very professionally delivered and informative.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic facility, very well setup. both instructors very knowledgeable and explained everything very well.

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent and informative course. All basis covered well and in an entertaining way.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Good practical’s, real in work training, applicable and relevant

  19. 5 out of 5

    Very Good course, delivered really well, with good knowledge from the instructors

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    really enjoyed the week, great instruction, highly recommend using OPS-Training

  21. 5 out of 5

    The instructors delivered the course amazing, fantastic transfer of information. Training facility and equipment used is top class.

  22. 5 out of 5

    well organised course, very helpful and motivational instructor, makes the course work well.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Very enjoyable, well presented and very informative. The kit and equipment was excellent, I can’t fault the course and will highly recommend to others

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very well run course with good comprehensive instruction and guidance.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Great course, here for more and enjoyed thoroughly. Will come here for more training definitely.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Great course made very enjoyable and very informative

  27. 5 out of 5

    Great insight into first Aid, learned a lot over the course of the training in an enjoyable informative manor.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amazing experience with very professional and knowledgeable instructors, Fantastic

  29. 5 out of 5

    Great instructors, best I’ve had teaching GWOs

  30. 5 out of 5

    Informative and good balance of theory and practical

  31. 5 out of 5

    Great Course for beginners. Delivered well and clearly.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Enjoyable and Informative! Well paced and instructor is very helpful!

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very friendly and knowledgeable instructors, great lunch and catering facilities.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the course especially the practical aspects.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Excellent instructors and very knowledgeable and informative.

  36. 5 out of 5

    All instructors have been amazing, really patient and helpful. A credit to OPS.

  37. 5 out of 5

    Great course, Instructors was humorous but informative + delivered the course well. Thank you.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Immersive experience. Instructor explained the course well and kept it flowing.

  39. 5 out of 5

    Course was very helpful and well informed by instructor.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Great course, great instructors, great facilities.

  41. 5 out of 5

    Good instructor – focuses on the right things

  42. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course delivered by all instructors. Delivered at the right pace for all attendees.

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