GWO Basic Safety Training Package (BST)

Manual Handling Training

Who is this course suitable for?

Gain a Global Wind Organisation accreditation and start your career in the renewable and wind energy industry with this GWO Basic Safety Training Package. This course provides participants with an awareness through theoretical and practical training. The GWO 5 module package is a well-rounded view of all the knowledge and skills you will need to enter the renewable and wind energy industry confidently.

What is covered in the course?

Included in this GWO training package are the five modules needed to be certified to work in the wind and renewable energy industry. In addition, delegates will receive individual certificates for each course which need to be re-certified every two years.

GWO Working at Height and Manual Handling

Learn about the rescue techniques and procedures in this full GWO course which may need to be carried out in emergency situations when Working at Height when alone or working as part of a team.

GWO Fire Awareness

Study how to deal with fire situations in various environments and the importance of following procedures and regulations.

GWO Sea Survival

Study the practical and theoretical techniques required to operate safely offshore. The training is carried out in our maritime training center, so delegates experience training in a safe, open water environment.

GWO Manual Handling

Learn about the rescue techniques and procedures which may need to be carried out in emergency situations. For instance, lifting objects or personnel.

GWO First Aid

You will study critical topics, techniques as well as procedures which are also applicable to emergency first aid situations. There will also be practical incident management exercises in dedicated training environments.

Entry requirements

Delegates must meet the following to start their Full GWO 5 Module Package Training:

  • Most importantly, complete a medical assessment form to screen any medical issues
  • Be 18 or over
  • Have an appropriate level of English

Delegates will complete a practical and written multiple choice assessment as part of the GWO Basic Safety Training.

  • You are required to bring a valid in-date photo ID e.g. Driving Licence or Passport

Delegates who successfully complete this course will gain the qualifications to be able to work offshore. Delegates may also wish to undertake the likes of the IOSH Working Safely course to further enhance their knowledge or an IRATA Rope Access course.

Useful Information

  • Duration of this GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) Package: 5.5 days
  • Course frequency: This package of courses run fluidly throughout the week, allowing for maximum flexibility
  • Locations: Brunswick Dock, Liverpool
  • Cost: £925 +VAT
  • Certificate:
    GWO certificates will be issued for all five elements of the package. Subsequently, certificates need to be refreshed every 2 years via a GWO refresher course.
  • Are there any entry requirements?
    Delegates must meet the following to start their Full GWO 5 Module Package Training:
    Complete a medical assessment form to screen any medical issues
    Be 18 or over
    Have an appropriate level of English.

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Basic Safety Training Modules delivered last year

Basic Safety Training Modules delivered last year
  • Callum Gregory
    “Overall 10/10 for professionalism, feedback and organisation! Having used yourselves for training myself in the past I’m hearing off the member of staff I uploaded to the GWO Course, the training centre is following government guidelines ref Covid-19 strictly and professionally, but also making the modules enjoyable still at the same time! A big thanks to Ken again as Sam Antoniak one of your course candidates and one of my team members has thoroughly enjoyed the whole GWO but particularly ones Ken has participated in, making the experience engaging, understandable, enjoyable and as always professional for an individual who is starting his career in the industry! So in a nutshell thank you very much for your services provided and look forward to using complete training solutions in the near distant future for refresher and other accreditation’s! Hope yourself and staff all have a safe and fantastic 2021.” 
    Callum Gregory
    Crane Supervisor, BMS Heavy Cranes
  • Frazer Ferguson
    "It is with great delight to tell you that today I signed a contract to work full-time with Global Wind Solutions as a Wind Turbine Technician and will be travelling to Germany on Sunday for the company Induction Training.This would no doubt have not been possible without the IRATA, Full GWO Package and LEEA approved Slinger Banksman courses that I attended with Complete Training Solutions and would like to thank you, your team and all the Instructors for their hard work and professionalism."
    Frazer Ferguson
  • Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd regularly commission the services of Complete Training Solutions to support the training needs of the Wind Energy Services part of our business.The service we receive, often at short notice, is beyond the level of service we would normally expect of a training provider. The professionalism, helpfulness and friendliness of their staff is very reassuring and they are prepared to go “that extra mile” to meet our needs.On visiting the centre in Liverpool, we were extremely impressed with the facilities available to candidates and the quality of the training resources used in training programmes.  It is, by far, one of the best training facilities in the North West for training in the Wind Energy sector.
    Chris Swain - QHSE Coordinator
    Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd
  • As a former Army Bomb Disposal Engineer, I fully understand the importance of training to ensure a competent workforce. I'm also Head of Health and Safety during the construction of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm. Where significant risk can be present on a daily basis, I expect an equally well trained and competent workforce and as such seek to use quality training providers. With its' brand new training centre in Liverpool, Complete Training Solutions is able to deliver training which meets the high standards set by the project. The facility itself is very well equipped to cover a wide range of training including GWO Approved Work at Heights and City & Guild Approved Confined Spaces and the trainers are experts in their fields. All set in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, I would not hesitate to recommend!
    Darren Tape
  • Steve Tremble
    "I came to Complete Training Solutions in order to complete the full GWO package which included the First Aid, Working at Height, Sea Survival, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness modules. I undertook these qualifications due to the further industry requirements for the offshore wind sector and so that I remain compliant with industry legislation and with emphasis on the safety aspect.I spent just over a week at their training centre in Liverpool and found the quality of training there to be very good. The course content was straightforward to follow and at an easy to learn pace. The instructors were knowledgeable, informative and delivered the training in a professional manner.This was my first GWO training course package. I found Complete Training Solutions professional and value for money. I would recommend the courses to others that are or wish to work in the offshore wind farm industry."
    Steve Tremble
    Specialist Marine Consultant’s

Upcoming course dates

Our GWO Basic Safety Training Package starts on a weekly basis, and due to the volume of courses we have available, you can pick and choose the dates to best suit you. Simply complete the form below and our team will be in touch soon to discuss your exact requirements and get you booked on!