If you are planning to pursue a profession in the renewable energy sector as a wind turbine technician or engineer, completing a Global Wind Organisation accredited GWO First Aid Course can substantially raise your employability. By increasing your skill-set, you do not only grow in value as a potential employee, but also develop on an individual level by becoming a trained life-saver.
The Statistics – Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA)
In the United Kingdom, there are around 6,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests annually. Unfortunately, sudden cardiac arrest may happen to anyone, anytime in just about any location. It doesn’t take into account variables like ethnicity, gender, age or present health state. This is particularly a threat to a work-force in a remote location, such as wind farms and renewable energy plants, due to the time it may take emergency services to arrive.
First Aid Saves Lives On A Regular Basis
It is imperative that companies ensure a safe working environment by assigning “First Aiders” – professionally trained individuals capable of providing urgent, life-saving, medical care before the arrival of additional medical assistance.
If someone were to suffer an unexpected cardiac arrest on a wind farm location, their only possibility of survival would be successful Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation of the heart. The victim’s chance of survival increases significantly by delivering life-saving treatment before the emergency services arrive on the scene. If treatment is conducted within three-five minutes of failure, the victim’s possibility of survival increases from 6%-74%.
If this were to take place, a fully trained First Aid team would know how to behave and treat the patients confidently / effectively. They will be the distinction between life and death by delivering this treatment.
First Aid Training Options
The standard solution to learn First Aid for renewable energy sector roles is to go with other students to an accredited GWO First Aid Course. Learning a brand new ability and completing it requires a lot of hard work, but the rewards might take you to new and thrilling places, sounds appealing right?
If you are unable to attend a course in person, there are alternatives designed to meet your requirements. E-Leaning has opened up First Aid training to an entirely new generation of students and develop the next generation of lifesavers. There’s nothing stopping you!