GWO ART Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (NTBR) incl. Single Rescuer (SR:NTBR)

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment. Personnel that may need or is selected by their employer to perform advanced rescue or lead an advanced rescue operation, where training according to one or more modules of the GWO Advanced Rescue Training may mitigate the identified risks.

The aim of this module is to enable the participants to perform injured person rescue operations in a WTG nacelle, tower, and basement, by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods, and techniques, exceeding those of GWO work at height.

The Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue incl. Single Rescue module shall ensure that the course participants are able to:

1) Perform:
  • rescue operations using the casualties personal fall protection on the injured;
  • rescue operations in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement using a hand held lamp;
  • transportation of an injured person horizontally over the length of the turbine;
  • transportation of an injured person to a higher platform using rescue up techniques and equipment (both manual and power-driven).

2) Apply clear communication and guidance to other emergency responders (e.g. vessel or ambulance crew) including coordinating the handover of an injured person (Skills, intermediate level)
The participants shall:
1) acknowledge the benefits of having a coordinator in a rescue team, and the responsibility that comes with it;
2) take part in discussing which advanced rescue preparations and emergency & communication procedures apply in their own organisation;
3) Commit to demonstrating a pro-active approach and role model behaviour;
4) Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descending and ascending single rescuer rescue operations, from a WTG nacelle, tower and basement using a rescue stretcher and transfer board, manually operated and power-driven lowering/raising rescue system (rescue device and pulley system or similar), and other rescue equipment relevant to the participants.

Global Wind Organisation (GWO).

Average student feedback mark for training course GWO Advanced Rescue Training NTBR incl. (SR:NTBR) – 4.68

Lesson 1 - Introduction to the training;
Lesson 2 - Emergency response plan in own organization;
Lesson 3 - Measures to prevent injury during training;
Lesson 4 - Head support during rescue;
Lesson 5 - Packaging the injured person;
Lesson 6 - Lowering/raising rescue system;
Lesson 7 - Evacuation of an injured person from the nacelle to the base of the tower;
Lesson 8 - Rescue from enclosed space;
Lesson 9 - Rescue from crawl space;
Lesson 10 - Rescue up;
Lesson 11 - Singular rescuer rescue strategy;
Lesson 12- SINGL Evacuation of an injured person from the nacelle to the base of the tower;
Lesson 13 - SINGL Rescue from enclosed space;
Lesson 14 - SINGL Rescue from crawl space;
Lesson 15 - SINGL Rescue up;
Lesson 16 - Training review.

  • All personnel participating in advanced rescue training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating;
  • Valid GWO BST module Working at Heights, GWO First aid and GWO Manual Handling certificates are prerequisites for participation;
  • Furthermore, Course Participants shall have created a personal Course Participant profile in WINDA and provide their own WINDA ID prior to completing the training.

  • Theoretical tasks with presentations and visualizations;
  • Group workshops;
  • Case studies;
  • Practical exercises in workshops;
  • Practical exercises using real-life equipment;
  • Professional instructors with industry experience.

The course ratio are 4 participants on 1 instructor.

2 days.

Riga, Latvia/
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Certificate is valid 2 years.

(Single Rescuer modules – No Expiry )

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