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GWO Basic Safety Training (BST)


About the course

Our Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Basic Safety Training course provides participants with important required skills to enable them to work in the offshore environment.

Upon completion of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST), participants will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards.

The BST will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency and to increase their safety through proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, emergency equipment and procedures.



  • Heated indoor pool

  • Onsite dedicated Fire Training area

  • Onsite dedicated Working at Height area

  • Large spacious classrooms with the latest training technology

  • Onsite accommodation available


What you will learn

The GWO Basic Safety Training course consists of 5 core elements:

First Aid        

The aim of this BST Module is to enable Participants to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment, in accordance with GWO First Aid training through theoretical and practical training. Furthermore, this training will enable the delegate to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Manual Handling

The aim of this Module is to encourage positive Manual Handling and ergonomic behaviour, encourage participants to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train Participants ability to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment.

Working at Heights

The aim of this module is to qualify the participants, through theoretical and practical training, to use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment.

Fire Awareness

The aim of this course is to give the Participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training. Participants should be able to prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and ensure all are safely accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire. If the incident is judged to be safe, the Participants should be able to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment.

Sea Survival

The aims of this BST Sea Survival course are, by theoretical and practical training to give the participants the ability to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.



Who Is This Course For?

Individuals 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.

Also, Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.



Train With The Experts

Seascope has specialised in offshore training for over 15-years. Candidates enjoy receiving tuition from our expert tutors who have a combined offshore safety experience of over 100 years!

Our purpose built training facility is well equipped with the latest technology ensuring candidates enjoy a memorable and real life training experience.



The certification and qualifications candidates receive on this course are:

  • GWO BST First Aid Standard
  • GWO BST Manual Handling Standard
  • GWO BST Fire Awareness Standard
  • GWO BST Working at Height
  • GWO BST Sea Survival 

GWO Certification in all 5 modules are valid for 2-years.



  • Candidates must be aged 18+
  • WINDA ID required 



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  • Cost
    £899 + VAT / person
  • Duration
    5 1/2 Days
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    Liverpool 22 Jul 24 26 Jul 24

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