A GWO certified provider must have wind turbines or simulators that mimic the conditions and equipment found on a real wind farm. These training wind turbines and simulators must be equipped with the latest safety and rescue equipment – including arrest and emergency stop systems.
MRS Training & Rescue have GWO approved training centres – located in:
Each of the above training centres has purpose-built wind turbines that include internal areas to replicate as closely as possible the nacelle of a wind turbines.
This nacelle areas can be used for the practical training which is part of our GWO First Aid and GWO Advanced First Aid courses. Both courses require that delegates know what actions to perform in an emergency situation whilst in a wind turbine.
The mock wind turbine facilities also include hatches for practical training in self-rescue and self-escape.
In addition to mock wind turbines, each training centre also has freestanding towers that allow for training in suspension, a suspended rescue and casualty stretcher rescue. Along with various ladders to perform ascending/descending drills with use of twin hooks (for ladder rescue) - and dedicated confined space vessels and a network of crawl spaces with a variety of entry points, for bespoke confined space training.
Our training centre in Cowdenbeath also has a decommissioned wind turbine to simulate a real-life wind turbine environment. From this structure, delegates can undertake blade, hub, and nacelle rescue as well as rescue from the roof of the turbine.