Courses for the Renewables Industry

Courses from an approved Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training provider

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100+ Years Experience Over 100 years' experience
People trained (25,000) - 25,000 trained in last 12 months 25,000 trained in last 12 months
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers
Nationwide (UK Wide Coverage) UK Wide Coverage

MRS Training and Rescue has provided training for those who work as part of the renewables industry for many years. During this time, we have acquired expertise and built state-of-the-art training facilities across the UK – which has meant we are now recognised as a leading training provider in the wind turbine and renewables industries.

We provide realistic training in environments and conditions which are designed to replicate what candidates might experience on the job. In addition to this, we are accredited by industry leading bodies – and are a fully accredited and approved Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training provider.

What is the Global Wind Organisation (GWO)?

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is a non-profit body founded by wind turbine owners and manufacturers. 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.

In order to obtain GWO approval, we were subject to an audit to verify that we could consistently deliver training to the relevant GWO standard. MRS Training & Rescue were successfully able to demonstrate compliance with:

  • Management systems and supporting processes
  • Physical resources
  • Staff resources
  • Training & Assessment

We continue to be subject to regular audits in order to retain our GWO approval status.

The objective of the GWO is to ensure common industry training and best practise standards for health and safety as a vital and necessary way forward to reducing risks for personnel in the wind industry working on site. For those seeking a job in the renewables industry, GWO certification can help prove to an employer that you have skills, knowledge and training which is recognised by an industry leading body.

Renewable Energy Training

What is the right renewable course for me?

We offer a range of courses accredited by GWO, including advanced training – for those that need additional rescue and first aid skills.

Working on a wind turbine

GWO Basic Safety Training Package

MRS Training & Rescue is approved to deliver, assess and certificate the Basic Safety Training accredited by the GWO. This course package is designed to provide those who complete it with the skills and knowledge they need to work safely in the onshore wind industry sites.

The Basic Safety training package we provide incorporates 4 GWO approved courses; Working at Height and RescueFirst AidFire Awareness and Manual Handling. This package of training is designed to provide candidates with the skills they need to enable them to work in a safe manner in the onshore wind turbine industry.

Candidates can complete this package of training in 5 days, and certificates are valid for 2 years. We also provide refresher courses for those with existing expiring certification.

Approved by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for the range of courses available, we work in partnership with the energy and education sectors to provide training in the safety-critical skills needed to work safely in the wind industry. The quality and standards of training provided were endorsed when MRS Training & Rescue won the 2014/15 Green Energy Award for the contribution to skills category.

Our training facilities ensure delegates experience conditions that replicate working in a wind turbine environment, with a restricted area of movement.

Why use MRS Training & Rescue?

MRS Training & Rescue are recognised as a leading provider of training for the renewables industries.

Our trainers are not just classroom teachers; they are practical instructors who are also members of work at height rescue teams. This understanding sets them apart and allows them to deliver training using real-life experiences.

In order to become accredited by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), we needed the right training facilities and so initially invested in a 17m work at height tower and installed a decommissioned Wind Turbine at our training centre in Crossgates, Scotland, where we began to offer a range of GWO approved courses.

Since those early days, our expertise in all aspects of work at height has developed, and we are now recognised as a leading provider of training in this area. We also offer advice and consultancy to industry and have recently invested in additional work at height training facilities at all 7 locations, including building and installing a new work at height training facility at the Yorkshire training centre in Knottingley in 2019 which is approved by the GWO to offer a range of courses suitable for the wind industry.

We realise that no single solution is fit for all working at height situations. Therefore, we also offer bespoke courses by working closely with our clients to design and develop training to specifically to meet their needs, always with safety, quality and professionalism at the forefront of our minds.

Testimonials

The facility has a great set up and as it was during the covid-19 epidemic the staff went the extra mile on keeping everyone safe. Our trainer Elgin was very professional and knowledgeable while also tailored the courses to our specific work needs. Would highly recommend and definitely use again.

Scott MacKenzie, Blade Wind Services

The training I received here was first rate, a purpose built training centre and instructors that not only know their subject matter but have extensive hands-on experience. There is plenty of parking space and the venue is 2 minutes off the motorway. I would highly recommend this training facility.

Stephen Hogg, Equinox Access Solutions

Very informed and professional team , made everyone feel as if working as team , very enjoyable few days.

Peter Swift, Tractel Ltd
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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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