ART – Advanced Rescue Training


ART modules should enable participants to perform rescue of injured/incapacitated persons in a wind turbine (AG), using rescue equipment, methods and techniques, superior to those used in the GWO Works at Height module.

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• Assess and determine evacuation strategy during a rescue operation, defining an evacuation route for the injured person outside or inside the tower;
• Explain and demonstrate the identification and appropriate selection of certified structures and anchor points relevant to the various rescue scenarios;
• Explain and apply the concept of elevation angle, force triangulations, rope and edge protection, deflections;
• Explain and control the risks associated with dangerous energies and confined spaces in a GA when carrying out rescue operations;
• Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descent and ascent rescues using a rescue stretcher and manually operated lift/descent rescue systems for limited distances and other rescue equipment relevant to the course participants;
• Place a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) on a victim in a restricted space in a GA;
• Stow a victim on a rescue stretcher in an upright position or horizontal configuration to allow safe transport, making regular checks and avoiding a head down configuration;
• Properly use rescue equipment such as cervical collars;
• Manually carry a victim on a stretcher in a balanced manner;
• Directly change the position of a victim from horizontal to vertical and vice versa in suspension;
• Perform rescue operations, using an extra back-up system when necessary (i.e. when the manually operated lowering/lifting rescue system is not certified for lifting people);
• Make proper use of artificial lighting systems (spotlights, head torch, hand torch) when existing lighting is unfavourable;
• Coordinate a rescue team, making the hazard and risk assessment, and determining the applicable rescue strategy;
• Ensure clear and accurate communication in a rescue operation under stress, both with rescue team members, as well as team coordinator and/or as a team member.

32h (total duration) Weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00. Lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00

Minimum - 4 participants | Maximum - 12 participants

Technicians from the wind industry who, in the course of their duties, will have to act as advanced rescue team in this industrial environment. Technicians from the wind energy industry who wish to expand their knowledge of advanced rescue. Other technical staff who, in the course of their professional duties, will be assigned to rescue functions.

• Aged 18 or over.
• 9th year of schooling.
• Physical fitness and absence of medical conditions that would prevent the training from taking place.
• Valid GWO Certification in the modules GWO BST(R) WAH (Work at Height), GWO BST(R) FAI (First Aid) and GWO BST(R) MAH (Manual handling of loads).

GRWind Academy – Rua do Bairro, 227, 4485-506, VCD, Portugal

Not included (suggestions of different accommodation units available).

All training includes water, tea and coffee for the duration of the course.

* Under Consultation;
- Special conditions for groups and companies;
- GWO WINDA registration fee included.
- Upon successful completion of the training, an internationally recognised certificate valid for 24 months will be issued.

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