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GWO Certified Enhanced First Aid Training (EFA) Program for Personnel Who Will be Working in the Wind Industry or Related Fields

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The GWO Enhanced First Aid (EFA) has been developed in response to the demand for recognizable enhanced first aid training in the industry and has been prepared in co-operation between the members of GWO based on risk assessments and factual incident and accident statistics pertaining to the installation, service, and maintenance of wind turbine generators and wind power plants.

The EFA Training shall enable Course Participants (Delegates) to support and care for others working in the industry by possessing the knowledge, skills and attitude of Enhanced First Aid. Upon completion of the GWO EFA training, Course Participants (Delegates) will be able to administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save lives and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation.

The Enhanced First Aid offers two options to attend the training - New technicians can enter via the main EFA training which consists of Basic First Aid (FA) and EFA elements and two certificates FA and EFA will be issued. If you already have a GWO Basic First Aid (or refresher) FA (or FAR) certificate, you have the option of taking the Refresher First Aid (FAR) combined with EFA training elements and you will also receive two certificates, FAR and EFA, after successful completion of the training.

  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Validity: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: All personnel participating in the enhanced first aid shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating

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GWO Enhanced First Aid Training (EFA) Training

GWO Enhanced First Aid Training (EFA) Modules


  • Safety instructions and emergency procedures
  • Facilities
  • Introduction
  • Scope and main learning objectives
  • On-going assessment (Course Participant (Delegate) Assessment Form)
  • Motivation


  • Risks and hazards
  • First Aid guidelines and emergency plans
  • National legislation
  • Global legislation


  • Life conditions for the human body
  • Structure, functions and signs - the human body
  • Serious and minor illness - signs, symptoms, and function

Management of an Incident

  • Safety awareness in an emergency situation
  • Management of an incident
  • Emergency Rescue Teams, Emergency Calls and Medical Teleconsultation

Lifesaving and Enhanced First Aid

  • "C" – A – B – C – D – E – Principle
  • Primary Survey
  •  “C”: Catastrophic bleeding
  • A: Airway
  • B: Breathing
  • C: Circulation
  • D: Disability
  • E: Environment/Exposure
  • Secondary Survey
  • Psychological First Aid

Pain Management and Further Possible Medication

  • Application algorithm
  • Further possible medication

Scenario-Based Training

  • Practice First Aid techniques


  • Summary
  • Evaluation
  • Training records

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

Last Updated: May 29, 2021