Global Wind Organisation – GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART)

heightec is pleased to announce that they have passed the GWO audit for their Advanced Rescue Training course (TTS14U) and will be providing this and the revalidation training at their dedicated Height Safety Centre in Kendal.

The course is 3 days duration and includes the following modules trained as team participation rescues during the course:

  • Team – Nacelle, tower & basement rescue
  • Team – Hub, spinner & inside blade rescue

The GWO also identifies that sometimes teams of two persons may be working together without external assistance and therefore the training course also requires these rescues to be done with a solo rescuer giving the following modules:

  • Single rescuer – hub, spinner & inside blade
  • Single rescuer – nacelle, tower, basement

The training is mainly practical and covers a variety of techniques to allow people to be rescued from the many awkward and restricted places within the turbine. The use of powered CRD’s is a key component in the training to assist casualty’s out of the basement and up to the roof of wind turbines that require helicopter transfers rather than vessel or vehicle.

The 3 day revalidation course (TTS14UR) also revalidates the GWO Working at Heights certification along with the team Advanced Rescues. It doesn’t cover the solo rescuer modules as revalidation for these modules is not required.

The prerequisites to participate in the GWO Advanced Rescue Training are valid GWO BST module Working at Heights, GWO First aid and GWO Manual Handling certificates. The revalidation training also requires valid ART certification.

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