GWO Advanced Rescue Training Refresher (ARTR)

GWO ART refresher course to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from the ART Nacelle, Tower & Basement Training. Also refreshes GWO Working at Heights and GWO Manual Handling certificates.

Includes registration on GWO WINDA database.

15% off equipment online for training participants

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The GWO Advanced Rescue Training Refresher (ARTR) course combines the following core modules:

  • Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (ART-H)
  • Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue (ART-N)
  • Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (SART-H)
  • Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue (SART- N)

The GWO ART Refresher course will also refresh GWO Working at Height (WAH) and GWO Manual Handling (MH) certificates. Please note: SART-H and SART-N do not expire.

The training course will enable participants to review and build on their knowledge previously gained in the initial GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART) course to perform entry-type injured person rescue operation in a wind turbine generator (WTG), using industry standard rescue equipment, rescue methods and rescue techniques.

The Advanced Rescue Training Refresher course  includes the following:

  • Introduction
  • Emergency response plan
  • Knowledge review: working at height
  • Control measures & warm up to prevent injury during training
  • Manual handling
  • Working at height – rescue from ladder
  • Working at height – self evacuation
  • Evacuation of an injured person from the Nacelle to the base of the tower
  • Rescue from enclosed space
  • Rescue from crawl space
  • Rescue up
  • Evaluation

To attend the ART course, participants must hold a valid in-date certificate for the following GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) Standard courses:

Training certificates are issued online via GWO’s WINDA system. Certificate valid for 2 years. Training should be renewed before the end of the given validity period. A certificate can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry and maintain the original certification date.


  1. Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  2. Participants must provide a WINDA ID number at time of booking. Failure to do so will delay GWO certification. Please refer to
  3. GWO candidates are required to bring a government issued ID (passport or driving license) which will be checked at registration on their course.

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% discount – on completion of your WTG training course you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

Course Details

Duration: 3 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal
Entry Requirements:  
Instructor Ratio: 1:4
Course Code: TWG011R
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: GWO WINDA online
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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