GWO Basic Safety Training - Initial

5 Day

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:
    Unique Student Identifier (USI) -
    Fitness to participate
    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


    The following items are covered during the conduct of the training:

    • WH&S Legislation, Height Safety Regulations, Codes Of Practice & Australian Standards
    • Correct use of Height Safety Equipment
    • Elevated Working Platforms & Scaffolds
    • Case Studies from industry
    • Risk Assessment & Hierarchy of Hazard Control
    • Management & Employee responsibilities
    • Fall Arrest Devices & Safety Equipment
    • Safe Ladder Techniques
    • Equipment Inspection & Maintenance requirements
    • Setting up a fall restraint system
    • Emergency Procedures including Height Rescue Procedures
    • Suspension Trauma
    • Developing Site Procedures & Safe Work Methods
    • Legal and ethical
    • D-R-S-A-B-C-D
    • Recovery Position
    • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • Chest pain
    • Bleeding
    • Shock
    • Burns
    • Fractures, strains and sprains
    • Bites and stings
    • Environmental illnesses
    • Spinal, head and facial injuries
    • Asthma and anaphylaxis
    • Diabetes
    • Stroke
    • Actions to be followed when initial response action is not safe
    • Appropriate initial response equipment
    • Facilities that may be used to confine emergencies
    • Hazards involved with initial response equipment
    • Implications of the incorrect use of equipment
    • Limitations of initial response equipment
    • Limitations of use of emergency control equipment or facilities
    • Methods of extinguishment
    • Safe use of initial response equipment
    • Situations that must not be responded to because or risk
    • Types of emergencies
    • Workplace procedures
    • Communicate effectively with others when manually lifting and handling materials and goods
    • Read and interpret instructions, procedures and information relevant to the manual lifting and handling of materials and goods
    • Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work
    • Work collaboratively with others when manually lifting and handling materials and goods
    • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
    • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when manually lifting and handling materials and goods in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
    • Implement contingency plans for unexpected situations that may occur when manually lifting and handling materials and goods
    • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate risks that may exist when manually lifting and handling materials and goods
    • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
    • Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
    • Apply fatigue management knowledge and techniques
    • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
    • Operate and adapt to differences in loads and materials in accordance with standard operating procedures
    • Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards range

    Units of Competency

    HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    HLTAID003 Provide first aid

    HLTHSE204D Follow safe manual handling practices

    HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

    PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies

    RIIWHS204D 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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