GWO2002 Medic First Aid + Trauma at Height

Industry recognized GWO-BST is designed to provide personnel with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to identify and assess injury and illness, perform basic patient assessments, and administer first aid.

This two-day training course follows the GWO’s lesson plan for administering safe and effective first aid in the wind turbine environment that will ensure participants have an understanding of general health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees, incident, injury, and illness detection and mitigation, hazards and risks in the workplace, and emergency first aid procedures and safety instructions.


Prerequisites None
Duration of Training 16 hours
Duration of Refresher 8 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 12:2
Training Compliance OSHA 1910.151
OSHA Guide 3317-06N 2006
HIS Medic First Aid
GWO-BST Current Version
ISO 11.160 First Aid
ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding and importance of carrying out First Aid in a safe and sound
  • manner, in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Identify and explain normal function and signs and symptoms of serious or minor injuries and illness.
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a wind turbine environment.
  • Demonstrate lifesaving First Aid following primary assessment principles (ABC’s).
  • Demonstrate the correct use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
  • Demonstrate correct use of First Aid following secondary assessment principles.
  • Demonstrate correct use of First Aid equipment during various emergency scenarios.

Resource Materials:

Student training manual and Medic First Aid handbook
Certificate of completion, wallet card, and helmet certification sticker

General Disclaimer:

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a basic foundation is established, and through reaffirmation and confirmation, additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands-on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height, achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2016 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and under ENSA’s ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights. The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program. They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.


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