What is EFA?

 

The Enhanced First Aid (EFA) course is the GWO standard training for the acquisition of knowledge and skills to carry out basic and advanced first aid measures to wind industry workers, both onshore and offshore. This course dives in the area of first aid to learn how to respond to accidents and how to minimize the impact of such accidents.

Valid for 2 years

Refresher course available

Refresher courses

 

After two years, you can maintain your certifications in Enhanced First Aid by taking a refresher course.

EFA courses

 

Delegates that already have obtained the BST First Aid module certification have to take a refresher course of that FA module before taking the EFA course.

Delegates who have not taken the BST First Aid module before, will have to take it before doing the EFA course.

At the end of the training, delegates will receive 2 certificates, according to their itinerary. 

Module Objectives

The FA + EFA modules ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with local legislation and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
  • Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection.
  • Identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment.
  • Deliver immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty.
  • Assess the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required.
  • Request telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition while receiving medical advice to stabilise the casualty.
  • Request immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition.
  • Prepare the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point.
  • Act as a leader in first aid situations.

Modules FA + EFA

Content: train delegates so that they can support and assist injured workers in WTG environments. Delegates will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out first aid measures and advanced techniques in a safe, effective and immediate manner. They will also be trained in first aid assitance in remote areas.
Length: 3 days

Module Objectives

The FA + EFA modules ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with local legislation and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
  • Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection.
  • Identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment.
  • Deliver immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty.
  • Assess the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required.
  • Request telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition while receiving medical advice to stabilise the casualty.
  • Request immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition.
  • Prepare the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point.
  • Act as a leader in first aid situations.

Module Objectives

The FA Refresh + EFA Refresh ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with local legislation and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
  • Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection.
  • Identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment.
  • Deliver immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty.
  • Assess the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required.
  • Request telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition while receiving medical advice to stabilise the casualty.
  • Request immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition.
  • Prepare the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point.
  • Act as a leader in first aid situations.

Modules FA Refresh + EFA Refresh

Content: train delegates to support and assist injured workers in WTG environments. Delegates will acquire the knowledge and skills to carry out lifesaving measures and advance dfirst aid techniques in a safe, efficient and immediate manner. They will also learn to provide assistance in remote areas.
Length: 2 days

Module Objectives

The FA Refresh + EFA Refresh ensures that, after completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of carrying out basic and enhanced first aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with local legislation and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
  • Administer safe, effective and immediate lifesaving and enhanced first aid measures to save life and give assistance in remote areas using advanced emergency equipment and medical teleconsultation, while having particular regard for personal-protection.
  • Identify and explain normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body.
  • Demonstrate understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) environment.
  • Deliver immediate enhanced first aid to stabilise a casualty.
  • Assess the casualty for injury or acute illness and determine if medical advice and external-to-incident support is required.
  • Request telemedical consultation and medical/rescue assistance by providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition while receiving medical advice to stabilise the casualty.
  • Request immediate medical/rescue assistance providing a concise and relevant report of the casualty’s condition.
  • Prepare the casualty for transfer to nominated evacuation/rescue point.
  • Act as a leader in first aid situations.

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By definition, the BST has improved the alignment and quality of safety training because we now have a standard that delivers a baseline of competence. As an owner/operator of wind turbines, we wouldn’t allow anyone to work on site without the certification.

Dr. Jill Lees

Director of HSE and Sustainability, E.ON Climate & Renewables