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GWO Advanced Rescue Refresher Training - GWO Certified Programs for Personnel Who Will be Working in the Wind Industry or Related Fields

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The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. An objective of GWO is to develop common industry training and best practice Standards for health and safety as a vital and necessary way forward to reduce risks for personnel in the wind industry working on site and to reducing environmental risks across Europe and the globe.

The GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART) was developed in response to the demand for recognizable advanced rescue training in the industry and has been prepared in co-operation between the members of GWO based on risk assessments and factual incident and accident statistics pertaining to the installation, service and maintenance of wind turbine generators and wind power plants.


The refresher training controls the risks associated with rescue operations, ensuring a more efficient rescue operation from a wind turbine. The training elevates rescuer self-reliance and enables successful transport of a colleague who cannot self-evacuate, to an assembly point until professional emergency responders arrive.

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GWO Advanced Rescue Refresher Training




GWO Advanced Rescue Refresher Training Modules

  • Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue Refresher Training (NTBRR - 14 hours): The aim of the Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue Refresher (NTBRR) training module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills from the ART Nacelle, Tower & Basement training as well as working at heights and manual handling training through theoretical and practical training. Hence, enable course participants to perform entry-type injured person rescue operations, in a WTG, using industry standard rescue equipment, rescue methods and techniques. Participants receive three certificates upon completion of the Nacelle and Tower Rescue Refresher Module (including Working at Heights Refresher and Manual Handling Refresher)
  • Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Refresher (HSIBR - 4 hours and 20 minutes): The Hub module training can consist of first time Course participants and refresher Course participants in the same classroom. The training is designed to allow the more experienced Course participants to contribute more actively and share their knowledge with the refresher Course participants.

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with GWO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: May 29, 2021