GWO Enhanced First Aid - refresher course


GWO Enhanced First Aid Refresher Module approved by Global Wind Organization (GWO).


The aim of this EFAR Module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST First Aid or to refresh current EFA skills through theoretical and practical training so that Delegates can administer safe and effective Enhanced First Aid in the wind industry.

Identifying and explaining normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.

Demonstrating understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment.

Delivering immediate enhanced first aid to stabilize the casualty.

Assessing the casualty, for injury or acute illness, to determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required.

Requesting telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition and obtaining medical advice to further stabilise the casualty by using Telemedical consultation

Requesting immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition.

Preparing the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point.

Acting as a leader in first aid situations.

Administering 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.

Course contents


Lesson 1 - Introduction

Lesson 2 - Risks/Hazards/Legislation

Lesson 3 - Anatomy

Lesson 4 - Management of an incident - National Emergency Response - Medical Teleconsultation

Lesson 5 - Lifesaving and Enhanced First Aid using Primary and Secondary Survey

Lesson 6 - Pain management and further possible medication

Lesson 7 - Themes

Lesson 8 - Scenario-based training

Lesson 9 - Evaluation

Target group  

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure. Personnel that is selected by their employer to perform Enhanced First Aid onshore or offshore, where training according to the GWO Enhanced First Aid training may enable them to react to incidents and thus mitigate the results of casualties deriving from the identified risks.

Entry standards 

Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Furthermore, Delegates shall have created a personal Delegate profile in WINDA and provide their own WINDA ID prior to completing the EFAR training.

Course limitation

12 persons


2 days