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New GWO Approved Training Facilities in Knottingley

Training on new GWO facility at Knottingley

We are delighted to announce that we have invested in a new wind turbine training rig, so we are able to support and provide courses to the renewable industry in Yorkshire and the Humber region.

GWO Accredited Training Rig

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is a non-profit body founded by wind turbine owners and manufactures. The body standardises training across the sector and those who are accredited, as we are, can offer training which is recognised by those in the wind turbine industry.

Our new wind turbine and working at height training rig has been approved by the GWO. This means we can now offer realistic, hands-on training to those employed or seeking employment within the wind sector. We have a range of GWO accredited courses, that together provide candidates with the Technician Core Skills package:

We’re proud to be working in partnership with those in the energy and education sectors to improve training in safety of critical skills needed to work safely in the wind industry.

GWO approved training facility

New Training Facilities in Knottingley

We spoke to Billy Gundry, the Operations Manager at our Knottingley centre, to learn more about why investing in GWO approved training facilities was important:

“We can now offer realistic training in a safe environment using our wind turbine and working at height training rig. The facility provides our clients with the most realist scenarios, which allows candidates to train without the cost of closing a wind turbine.

We are engaging with organisations and key stakeholders across the wind sector to highlight the courses we can now offer to the future generations of working in the industry. All of our courses are designed to meet the needs of the wind industry and include working at height, firefighting, manual handling and first aid skills training.

We can also provide bespoke training – which can be designed for specific needs – always with safety, quality and professionalism.” 

Quality Training Equipment

Delegates on our course train using high-quality, industry recommended equipment. All the equipment we use has undergone extensive testing to ensure it is fit for purpose. Among the wide range of tripods, winches, fall arrest, restraint and harnesses we use is the Mittleman D8500 Tripod and the Unidrive Auto Descender – both versatile pieces of equipment we exclusively sell.

Unidrive Auto Descender    Ladder Safety Training

Wind Industry Training

The courses and certification we offer are designed for the progressive development of workers in the wind energy sector. MRS Training & Rescue are supporting the sector by providing practical, hands-on experience to candidates – which is industry recognised and accredited by bodies like the GWO.

If you would like to learn more about the training we provide, our consultancy services or the bespoke courses we can offer don’t hesitate to contact us.



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