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GWO WIND TURBINES ADVANCED RESCUE

3 day course
Theory 430 minutes
Practical 1020 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

This Combined Advanced Rescue Training (ART) course is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training portfolio and is designed to teach delegates how to perform rescue operations in the restrictive areas of a wind turbine – such as the hub, basement, nacelle and blades.

On this course, delegates will learn about how to complete rescues when on their own – and how to work safely as part of a team.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course ensures delegates can perform rescue operations in a wind turbine as part of a team or on their own (when working with just one other colleague) and includes 4 key scenarios:

Scenario 1 - Team Hub rescue (7 hours)
Scenario 2 - Team Nacelle, tower and basement rescue (14 hours)
Scenario 3 - Single rescuer, hub, spinner and inside blade rescue (4 hours)
Scenario 4 - Single rescuer; nacelle, tower and basement rescue (4 hours)

During these scenarios – delegates will be continually assessed, and this will count towards whether they complete this course successfully.

After completing this course, delegates will have the knowledge and practical skills to rescue ill or injured colleagues from wind turbines, and will:

  • Have knowledge of emergency response plan in their own organisation
  • Demonstrate control measures to prevent injury during training
  • Correctly use a cervical collar
  • Be able to package an injured person
  • Set up and safely use a lowering / raising rescue system
  • Be able to rescue a person from a Hub blade and spinner
  • Be able to evacuate an injured person from the nacelle to the base of the tower
  • Be able to rescue a person from an enclosed space
  • Be able to rescue a person from a crawl space
  • Be able to rescue up
  • Be able to undertake single-rescuer from:
    • Blade
    • Crawl space
    • Nacelle to base inside the tower
    • Rescue up from inside and outside of the tower

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by experienced, highly trained instructors – all of whom have completed GWO assessor awards.

The majority of our instructors are real-life rescuers who specialise in confined space rescues. This real experience helps bring the course to life.

On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certificate.

2 years.

No. The course is accredited by GWO, but no funding is available.

1 training to 12 candidates

  • Theory training

1 trainer to 4 candidates

  • Practical training

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Yes, as well as PPE – delegates must also provide current GWO working at heights, first aid and manual handling certificates, and their WINDA registration number.

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

GWO certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

First-class facilities and quality of training. Highly recommended.
Derek Kyle
Amazing facilities. Outstanding instructors with endless knowledge. Can’t rate the course highly enough. Recommend
Robert Gibson
Excellent facilities, fantastic friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating instructors, friendly helpful receptionist all in all excellent. I highly recommend it.
Mick Rudge
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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