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GWO Advanced Rescue Training (Wind Turbines)

This course provides delegates with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to access and rescue an injured person from the Hub and the Nacelle, Tower and basement section of a wind turbine. (These rescue techniques are in excess of those shown on GWO Working at Height course)

Learners attending must:-

 

  • Valid GWO BST module working at heights certificate
  • GWO first aid certificate
  • GWO manual handling certificate
  • Have completed a personal delegate profile in WINDA and provide own WINDA ID prior to completing the ART training

Key Facts

  • Duration - 3 days
  • Assessment - written and practical
  • Instructor/candidate ratio - theory 1:12 and practical 1:4
  • Award alignment - course meets GWO approved standard for advanced rescue.
  • Accreditation - GWO certificate
  • Lifespan - 2 years
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course delegates will have sufficient knowledge and practical skills to rescue ill or injured colleagues from wind turbines. They 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

Additional Course Details

MODULES AND SCENARIOS

   Module

   Description

  Exercises

  1. Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue

Perform descending rescue operations from a WTG hub, spinner and from inside a blade, to a primary assembly area (ground or transition piece) or a secondary assembly area (vessel), using industry standard rescue equipment

Hub rescue exercises 1 and 2 from blade (live injured person)

Hub rescue exercises 3 and 4 from spinner (dummy recommended)

Outside evacuation of injured person

 

  1. Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue

Perform descending and ascending rescue operations from an enclosed space in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, to a primary assembly area (ground or transition piece) or a secondary assembly area (vessel), using industry standard rescue equipment

 

Practical exercise Evacuation inside and outside of tower

Enclosed Space Rescue - Exercises

Rescue from Crawl Space - Exercises

Rescue Up, Inside and Outside of the Tower - Practical Exercises

 

  1. Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue

 

Perform Single Rescuer descending rescue operations from a WTG hub, spinner and from inside a blade, to a primary assembly area (ground or transition piece) or a secondary assembly area (vessel), using industry standard rescue equipment

 

Hub rescue exercises 1 and 2 from blade (dummy recommended)

Hub rescue exercises 3 and 4 from spinner (dummy recommended)

 

  1. Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perform Single Rescuer descending and ascending rescue operations from an enclosed space in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, to a primary assembly area (ground, transition piece, or helicopter hoisting platform) or a secondary assembly area (vessel), using industry standard rescue equipment

Practical exercise Evacuation inside of tower

Enclosed Space Rescue - Exercises

Rescue from Crawl Space - Exercises

Rescue Up, Inside and Outside of the Tower - Practical Exercises

 

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