GWO Basic Safety Training - Initial
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:
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
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
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate the work environment and written questions as appropriate.
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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