New Year, new GWO courses

It’s a New Year and that means new GWO courses.

 

We’ve just announced new GWO courses for 2021 and that’s just the tip of the iceberg for what will be a huge year for Safety Technology USA.

 

Like most of us out there 2020 was a difficult year and 2021 would be hard pressed to be any worse. But looking ahead as we emerge from the impact of the pandemic the team at Safety Technology USA have a real optimism for the year ahead.  Our team has grown through 2020 and it’s been great to welcome new people onboard as we embark on the new year.

We also have big plans for the year ahead to expand our GWO training footprint across more of the USA so watch this space for announcements on new centers.

 

Upcoming courses

All January courses are now fully booked.

 

Texas February courses

Basic Safety Training refresher February 1st 2021

Basic Safety Training February 8th, 15th, 22nd 2021

 

Texas March courses

Basic Safety Training refresher March TBC

Basic Safety Training March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 2021

 

Iowa February courses

Basic Safety Training February 22nd 2021

 

Iowa March courses

Basic Safety Training March 22nd 2021

 

Onsite training

We are also able to conduct onsite training where Safety Technology trainers can cisit your wind site to perform a training course. Suitable access to a turbine or climbing structure is required or we can bring our mobile tower to your site.

 

Expanding the range of GWO courses

We are delighted to announce that we will be extending a number of the advanced courses Safety Technology train in Europe to the USA this year. Our new GWO Advanced courses will be offered in Iowa and Texas, contact us for more details.

 

To book a course or request more info please get in touch with our team

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November GWO Basic Safety Training and Refresher dates

November GWO Basic Safety Training and refresher dates are now confirmed.

 

We have now confirmed November GWO Basic Safety Training and Refresher dates for November. These courses will be taking place in Abilene Texas. Our November 23rd course is the first refresher we have run for a while due to the demand for full courses. There will be a maximum of 12 spots on this course with the next refresher likely taking place in January 2021.

All GWO safety training courses will follow our Covid protocol which covers social distancing during courses, use of PPE, candidate pre-screening and course modifications where appropriate to remove the need for attendee contact during training. We implemented this protocol at the start of the pandemic and it has served

 

Full GWO Basic Safety Training

5 days

Modules include

  • Fire Awareness (1/2 day)
  • First Aid (2 days)
  • Manual Handling (1/2 day)
  • Working at height (2 days)

Start dates

November 2nd

November 16th

 

GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher

3 days

Modules include

  • Fire Awareness (1/2 day)
  • First Aid (1 day)
  • Manual Handling (1/2 day)
  • Working at height (1 day)

Start dates

November 23rd

 

We already have a number of bookings for November and with limited training dates in December these represent some of the last opportunities to gain GWO certification before the new year. All courses operate on a first come first served basis, if you have any queries or require further information please reach out via the link below and one of our team will help you.

 

To book a course or request more info please get in touch with our team

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GWO Basic Safety Training course dates

GWO Basic Safety Training course dates for October and November are out.

 

Join us in Abilene, Texas for a GWO Basic Safety Training course. Courses run over 5 days including modules; first aid, fire awareness, manual handling and working at height. The GWO Basic Safety Training course is a must have for technicians looking to get ahead in the wind energy market. Safety Technology USa train hundreds of technicians every year in the global GWO Basic Safety Ttaining standard. Safety Technology USa trainers are considered some of the most experienced trainers globally and we consistently get great feedback:

 

“I want to let you know that your instructors Brandon and Jerry were GREAT, they were very professional, I would highly recommend them, your course, and your company.”

 

The next GWO Basic Safety Training courses with availability take place on

  • October 26th
  • November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Places are limited for all courses so we encourage you to speak to us about reserving a spot as soon as you know you need training.

 

 

Get in touch to book a course

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GWO course dates September

GWO course dates for September are out.

 

The latest GWO course dates for September have just been released. Courses available are for GWO BAsic Safety training. This course runs over 5 days and includes the modules; fire awareness, first aid, manual handling and working at height.

 

We have a detailed procedure in place to ensure that any technicians visiting our sites are safe and can visit us and train in confidence.

 

STL USA’s procedures include:

  • All candidates will be pre-screened with a detailed health questionnaire including contact and symptoms for 3 weeks proceeding the course.
  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone access to the course on health and safety grounds
  • Hand sanitiser, masks, gloves and face visors will be handed to candidates on arrival to the facility and replaced each day
  • Sanitiser stations are available within the areas used to deliver the course including climbing facilities and classrooms
  • In a classroom setting desks will be positioned so as to have a 6 feet gap between students at all times
  • In a climbing lab setting equipment will be cleaned between use by individual students and sanitised at the end of the day
  • Aspects of training that would normally require physical contact between students have been modified in line with GWO requirements

 

Please see below for the GWO course dates for September in Texas and Iowa.

Texas

GWO Basic Safety Training

September 21st, 28th

 

Iowa

GWO Basic Safety Training

September 21st and 28th

 

In addition we will be slotting GWO Basic Safety Training Refreshers around our full course timetable. If you need refreshers please contact us. We also have the option to train onsite where STL USA instructors can visit your site and perform a training course.

 

Get in touch to book a course

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Latest GWO course dates

It’s awesome to be able to release the latest GWO course dates for July and August.

 

The latest GWO course dates in July and August will be managed around the current state guidance on social distancing. We have a detailed procedure in place to ensure that any technicians visiting our sites are safe and can visit us and train in confidence.

 

STL USA’s procedures include:

  • All candidates will be pre-screened with a detailed health questionnaire including contact and symptoms for 3 weeks proceeding the course.
  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone access to the course on health and safety grounds
  • Hand sanitiser, masks, gloves and face visors will be handed to candidates on arrival to the facility and replaced each day
  • Sanitiser stations are available within the areas used to deliver the course including climbing facilities and classrooms
  • In a classroom setting desks will be positioned so as to have a 6 feet gap between students at all times
  • In a climbing lab setting equipment will be cleaned between use by individual students and sanitised at the end of the day
  • Aspects of training that would normally require physical contact between students have been modified in line with GWO requirements

 

Please see below for the latest GWO course dates for Texas and Iowa.

Texas

GWO Basic Safety Training

July 20th July 27th

August 10th, 17th, 24th

 

Iowa

GWO Basic Safety Training

July 27th

August 10th, 24th

 

In addition we will be slotting GWO Basic Safety Training Refreshers around our full course timetable. If you need refreshers please contact us. We also have the option to train onsite where STL USA instructors can visit your site and perform a training course.

 

Get in touch to book a course

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June GWO training course dates

Announcing the latest June GWO training course dates.

 

We super delighted to be announcing June GWO training course dates. It feels like we’ve been in lockdown for an age, although we’ve been keeping busy training onsite and at a backup center in Houston. But, as we start to emerge from our lockdowns it’s amazing to be able to announce our first GWO training course dates in June.

Courses will be:

 

GWO BST, Abilene Texas, starting June 22nd

GWO BST, Abilene Texas, starting June 29th

 

In order to ensure maximum safety for the course attendees, the working at height training will be conducted outdoors using our mobile rig, fire awareness will be outdoors and the remainder of the course will be indoors in a classroom setting with adequate social distancing.

We will be taking a range of safety measures to ensure that all surfaces are cleaned between use, masks, gloves, visors and other PPE will be available as well as hand sanitizer and wipes. In addition all technicians will be required to fill in a health questionnaire prior to starting the course.

All courses will include the following modules:

  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO Working at Height

 

Booking a course is simple just get in touch via the button below

 

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We’re back in business

We’re back in business. Training at our core locations will begin again in June.

 

It’s awesome to be back in business. The truth is we never really went away as we’ve been able to continue supporting customers with GWO training at their sites via our onsite training services. But, getting back into our main training facilities will be a welcome change and we look forward to seeing techs on our courses.

As part of our reopening strategy we will be adhering to strict social distancing. This includes capping courses to no more than 6 attendees, ensuring desks are 6 feet apart in classrooms, wearing gloves and masks for practical exercises.

Suffice to say we take the safety measures seriously and will ensure that we have adequate supplies of PPE available at all times. Where special requirements are needed we will work with our customers to ensure, where possible, that these are implemented.

 

If you’d like to talk about how we can support your GWO training and you’d like more information get in touch.

 

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GWO training during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak

GWO training during the Covid-19 outbreak will be available as two options.

 

During the outbreak it’s vital that we continue to provide safety services to our clients in the renewable energy sector. STL USA are taking every step to ensure GWO safety training is conducted in a clean and secure environment that minimises the risk to our attendees and employees. We are continuing to offer two training options for wind technicians.

 

Update March 26th, 2020.

All training courses will be restricted to a maximum of 6 people, 5 trainees and 1 trainer.

 

Onsite training

STL USA are the only company accredited by the GWO to offer GWO onsite training in the USA. This means we can attend a customer site to perform the full GWO Basic Safety Training course. This requires the use of a turbine and a facility that can double as a classroom for a maximum of 10 people. Onsite training requires a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 technicians and during this time we are capping all courses at a max of 8 technicians plus 2 instructors. For a class of 4 the course will run as normal, for a class of 8 attendees will be split into 2 groups and the second group will run on a reverse schedule of the first to minimise contact.

We are able to service locations across North America however we will treat each enquiry on a case by case basis.

 

Training center

From March 31st our training centers are running a reduced timetable. Courses in Texas will start on April 20th and 27th for full GWO Basic Safety Training and in Iowa on April 27th. Courses may be cancelled or changed at short notice during this period we will endeavour to keep our customers informed of developments as we react to them in all cases.

 

Taking steps to stay safe

The safety of our customers and employees is always our primary concern. All steps in accordance with Federal Government and World Health Organisation guidelines have been implemented by STL USA. In addition modifications to GWO training courses have been applied which minimise the risks for everyone involved in a training course.

Anyone presenting with:

  • Flu like
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath

will not be allowed to join a training course and registration will be delayed until symptoms no longer exist and the person is medically passed fit to train.

In specific modules

  1. During First Aid and Enhanced First Aid (including refresher) modules for when practicing CPR on a resuscitation mannequin. Training staff will continue to demonstrate correct CPR, however course participants (delegates) shall not be required to perform mouth-to-mouth on a mannequin. However, delegates must still practice establishing an airway and verbally confirming delivery and the correct number of rescue breaths (without contact between course participants mouth and the mannequin’s mouth), and otherwise complete the exercise as described.
  2. During Working at Height initial and refresher training, all practical exercises will be performed using a rescue dummy as injured person (casualty), including the double evacuation and ladder rescues of a conscious person
  3. During Advanced Rescue Training (Initial and Refresher), when performing practical rescue exercises where the course participants (delegates) are required to work in teams, these exercises will be carried out as single rescuer, making sure to cover planning of rescue in teams and teams communication during rescue.

The whole team at STL USA encourage you to stay safe during this difficult time.

 

If you would like to discuss an onsite or training center course contact us.

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Latest GWO training dates

The latest GWO training dates are out. Dates for April and May below.

 

As ever we try to release GWO training dates with at least 3 months advance notice. Courses are available throughout March April and May.

Courses available cover the GWO Basic Safety training which includes the modules; First Aid, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling and Working at Height. Courses are run from some of the best facilities in the USA at centers in Iowa and Texas. Courses are led by our expert instructor team who have years of experience training around the world. If the GWO training dates don’t work for your schedule let us know, we can also organise onsite training at your facility.

As ever for more information just get in touch we’re happy to help.

 

Texas

March

Starting Monday 23rd, full GWO BST

Starting Tuesday 31st, GWO BST refresher

April

Starting Tuesday 7th, GWO BST refresher

Starting Monday 13th full GWO BST

Starting Monday 20th full GWO BST

Starting Monday 27th full GWO BST

May

Starting Monday 4th full GWO BST

Starting Tuesday 19th GWO BST refresher

 

Iowa

March

Starting Monday 23rd full GWO BST

April

Starting Monday 13th full GWO BST

May

Starting Monday 11th full GWO BST

Starting Monday 25th full GWO BST

 

Booking a course is simple and easy. Once you’ve picked a location and date we simply send you the joining instructions and sign-up form for you to fill in and return. When we have this your place is secure and then confirmed on payment of the course fees. Our friendly team are here to help, get in touch below.

 

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Apart from the wit and imaginative writing there’s a bunch of reasons to get the STL USA newsletter!

 

So why should you get the STL USA newsletter? We’ll we bring you the lowdown on some of the best news in wind energy safety, the latest developments at STL USA and so much more.

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GWO training is becoming increasingly popular in the USA and with limited providers it pays to know when and where you can train. After all taking technicians out of the field costs money, STL USA strive to make the process simple and painless to minimise the impact to your bottom line, ensuring your workforce is fully qualified to the GWO Basic Safety training standard.

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We regular run promotions on our courses and make available funding via our regional and state partners. Funding goes fast, grab the newsletter to be kept up to date on opportunities. For example a client recently had 90% of their course fee’s paid via a state funding program in Texas. Can you afford not to benefit from this?

 

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