Basic Safety Training Online Partial Refresher (BSTR-P)

The COVID-19 viral pandemic has caused widespread disruption globally and has, in many regions, prevented technicians from attending GWO refresher training leading to a safety risk imposed through skills and knowledge fade within the wind industry. To mitigate against the fading of skills and knowledge amongst technicians GWO have analysed the basic safety refresher modules and released this INTERIM STANDARD as a way for already trained technicians to continue to work safely by enabling the technicians on site to practice the knowledge and skills that they have learned during GWO training and apply this to their daily work tasks. This analysis has indicated that there are some learning objectives and elements in the domains of knowledge and skills where the knowledge fade can potentially be mitigated through attending online live training sessions.

This standard describes the requirements for Basic Safety Training Refresher (Partial) courses that are recommended by the members of GWO. This full standard covers parts of the following five modules:
  1. First Aid Partial Refresher (FAR-P)
  2. Manual Handling Partial Refresher (MHR-P)
  3. Fire Awareness Partial Refresher (FAWR-P)
  4. Working at Height Partial Refresher (WAHR-P)
  5. Sea Survival Partial Refresher (SSR-P)

GWO has assessed that the objectives and elements contained in the partial modules can be fully delivered during online training sessions using technologies that allow real time video conferencing.