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GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) for Personnel Who are Working in the Wind Industry or Related Fields

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The approved GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) refreshes, reviews and builds on Delegates existing skills and tools obtained during BST courses, which include Fire Awareness, First Aid, Working at Heights and Manual Handling. To enable delegates to work in the offshore environment, an additional GWO Sea Survival training shall be completed.

The target group of this training are 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. And, Personnel that perform job functions that has 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.


The aim of BSTR is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST through theoretical and practical training.

This BSTR Training shall enable Delegates 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, Sea Survival and in case of an emergency, to be able to evacuate, rescue and provide appropriate First Aid to casualties.

  • Duration: Approx 28 hours
  • Validity: 2 years (each module)
  • Prerequisites: Delegates shall possess valid BST/ BSTR certificates or training records in WINDA for the relevant Modules prior to attending BSTR training.

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Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR)




GWO BSTR Courses 

  • First Aid Refresher (FAR - 7 hours): The aim of this BSTR First Aid Module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from BST First Aid through theoretical and practical training so that Delegates can administer safe and effective First Aid, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the wind industry / WTG environment.
  • Manual Handling Refresher (MHR - 3 hours 35 minutes): Delivery of the Manual Handling Refresher module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Manual Handling. The Manual Handling training can consist of first time Delegates and refresher Delegates in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced Delegates to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the refresher Delegates.
  • Fire Awareness Refresher (FAWR - 3 hours 20 minutes): Delivery of the Fire Awareness Refresher module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Fire Awareness. The Fire Awareness training can consist of first time Delegates and refresher Delegates in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced Delegates to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the refresher Delegates.
  • Working at Heights Refresher (WAHR - 8 hours): The aim of this BSTR Working at Heights Module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training so that Delegates can use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment.
  • Working at Heights & Manual handling Refresher (MHR & WAHR - 8 hours): The aim of this module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training so that delegates can use basic personal protective equipment and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights. Furthermore, to encourage positive manual handling and ergonomic behavior, encourage delegates to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train delegates ability to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment
  • Sea Survival Refresher (SSR - 6 hours 40 minutes): Delivery of the Sea Survival Refresher module covers same content, duration, learning objectives as described in BST Sea Survival.

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with GWO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: May 28, 2021