GWO Basic Safety Training - Initial

4 days - 10 hr days (8 hrs contact time) OR 5 days - 8 hr days (6.75 hrs contact time)

Max Students:

Designed for:
The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training which is approved according to the GWO Standard by Fire and Safety Australia in accordance to GWO Module Basic Training Modules:

  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Awareness

  • Pre-requisites:


    Pre-entry Requirements:
    Fitness to Participate declaration, participants must be physically capable of wearing a harness and climbing a ladder safely, maintaining 3 points of contact
    Long sleeves and long pants, Appropriate safety footwear
    USI and Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
    Winda ID

    Please refer to the below courses outlines for further course content and descriptions:

    GWO - Safe Work at Heights
    GWO - Provide First Aid
    GWO - Fire Awareness
    GWO - Manual Handling

    Course Trainer to Student Ratio
    1 Trainer | Max 4 Student
    2 Trainer | Max 8 Student
    3 Trainer | Max 12 Student


    • Legal and ethical
    • Risk / Hazards / Planning / safe methods of working
    • Anatomy and Lifesaving first aid - primary survey - D-R-S-A-B-C-D
    • Secondary survey, first arrest systems, dropped objects
    • Fire science, classes of fire, types of extinguishers
    • Basic firefighting tactics
    • Emergency procedures and management of an incident
    • Scenario based training and rescue exercises

    Units of Competency

    HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

    HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

    PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

    HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

    PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

    RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights

    Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate the work environment and written questions as appropriate.

    Delivery Method:
    Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material, practical desktop activities and discussion. Practical components using height safety equipment in a range of work simulated scenarios.

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