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GWO Certified Advanced Rescue Training (ART) Programs for Personnel Who Will be Working in the Wind Industry or Related Fields

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The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Advanced Rescue training (ART) program has been 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

Upon completion of GWO Advanced Rescue training (ART) Course Participants will be able to access and rescue an injured person from the Hub and the Nacelle, Tower and Basement section. These training modules are delivered independently of one another or as stand-alone training.


The ART modules shall enable Course Participants to perform entry-type injured person rescue operations, in a WTG, using industry standard rescue equipment, rescue methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at Heights.

Target groups are 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 also 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.

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GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART)




GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART) Modules

  • Combined GWO Advanced Rescue Training (20 hours and 30 minutes): The combined GWO ART consist of all four ART modules - Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue, Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue, Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade and Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower and Basement.
  • Hub Rescue (ARTH - 7 hours): The aim of this module is to enable the course participants to perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside the blade by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at Heights.
  • Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (ARTN - 14 hours): The aim of this module is to enable the course participant 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 Heights.
  • Single Rescuer - Hub, Spinner& Inside Blade Rescue (SARTH - 4 hours and 20 minutes): The aim of this module is to enable the course participants to perform single rescuer advanced rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside the blade by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at Heights.
  • Single Rescuer - Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (SARTN - 4 hours and 20 minutes): The aim of this module is to enable the course participants to perform single rescuer advanced rescue operations, in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at height.

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

Last Updated: May 29, 2021