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

Learn More Download Course Information

For client site bookings, group bookings or to request an alternative date, please contact us

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 GWO 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 participants 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.
Download Course Information: