Published: 14 April 2014 14 April 2014
Maersk Training has announced that it has launched five new Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) courses.
The new courses cover Manual Handling, First Aid, Fire Awareness, Work at Height and Sea Survival and are obligatory for all GWO trained personnel who wish to continue working in the Wind industry after their initial certification has expired. The standards for Basic Safety Training (BST) have been developed by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers, with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment, through the establishment of recognisable Basic Safety Training (BST) in the wind industry. The safety standards are based on risk assessments and factual incident statistics within the industry related to the installation, service and maintenance of wind turbines. If the GWO Refresher courses are taken prior to the expiry of the full certificate, they can be completed across 3 days, with one additional day if the GWO Sea Survival Refresher is required, compared to doing the full GWO courses again which are 6.5 days. GWO certificates last for 2 years, with the exception of Sea Survival which is 4 years duration.