GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) – Offshore Package

Renew your certificates with the GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) package. Combines Working at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, First Aid and Sea Survival.

heightec’s package offers a £120 discount (normally £835).

Includes registration on GWO WINDA database.

15% off equipment online for training participants

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GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) package for offshore is aimed at personnel working in the offshore wind industry who need to refresh their Basic Safety Training skills.

The BSTR refreshes participants skills and knowledge gained during their attendance on the GWO Basic Safety Training course.

The refresher course is run over 3½  days in accordance with GWO standards:

  • Working at Heights (WAHR) – use basic personal protective equipment, perform safe work at heights and safe, comprehensive basic rescue from heights
  • Manual Handling (MH) – perform tasks and activities in the safest possibly way
  • Fire Awareness (FAW) – prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel
  • First Aid (FAR) – administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/WTG environment
  • Sea Survival (SS) – to act safely and responsibly, taking correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel/WTG and vice versa both in normal operations and in an offshore wind environment

GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) offshore package refreshes skills in how to support and care for themselves and others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge and skills of first aid, working at heights, manual handling, fire awareness and sea survival and in case of an emergency, to be able to evacuate, rescue and provide appropriate first aid to casualties.

The BSTR Working at Heights with Manual Handling refresher training course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Knowledge review
  • PPE review exercises
  • Theory
  • Measures to prevent injury during training
  • Individual practical review exercises
  • Practical exercises – group

The BST Fire Awareness training course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation
  • Fire combustion and fire spread
  • Fire extinction
  • Fire prevention
  • Firefighting equipment in a WTG
  • Practice and scenario-based training
  • Evaluation

The First Aid refresher course includes:

  • Risks & hazards
  • First aid guidelines
  • National and global legislation
  • Anatomy: the human body’s life conditions, structure, function and signs
  • Use of anatomy and first aid in emergency situations
  • Life saving first aid:
    • Primary Survey “C”-A-B-C
    • Unresponsive
    • Unresponsive, not breathing
    • CPR including AED
    • Obstruction of airways
    • Internal and external bleeding
    • Shock
    • Secondary survey A-B-C-D-E

The BST Sea Survival training course includes:

  • Safety Culture & Legal including legal responsibilities
  • Cold water immersion
  • Life saving appliances and PPE
  • SAR and GMDSS
  • Practical Sea Survival
  • Safe travel and transfer (theory)
  • Installations, vessels and WTG’s
  • Transfer Practical

Training certificates are issued online via GWO’s WINDA system.


  1. GWO course participants must have a WINDA ID before they book.  If you do not have a WINDA ID please register here before booking your course
  2. Safety footwear must be worn for all practical sessions
  3. GWO Sea Survival participants must be able to swim at least 50m
  4. GWO Sea Survival participants must bring warm clothing of man-made fibres (not cotton), a spare change of clothes and a towel. Due to the nature of the course these will get wet
  5. heightec will provide a survival suit

15% discount – you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online on completion of your training course

TWG000R Basic Safety Training (BST) Refresher

Course Details

Duration: 3.5 days
Course Venues: Kendal
Entry Requirements:
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TWG000R
Assessment: The instructor will assess safety, competence and aptitude during practical work. Multiple choice written test with discussion.
Certification: GWO WINDA online
Validity Period: Please refer to current information published by GWO.
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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