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GWO Advanced Rescue Training

When it comes to working in the energy industry, especially the sector of wind turbines, we will all be very likely to hear of the GWO certifications and their purpose to prepare a safe and secure road map to your success. With its higher level of learning, GWO offers you the GWO Advanced Rescue Training, tailored for those who are selected by their employer to perform advanced rescue or lead an advanced rescue operation. In this article, let’s learn more about the GWO Advanced Rescue Training program with Specco2!

 

The context

Wind farms tend to be located in the windiest places possible in order to maximize the energy they can create. This is why you’ll be more likely to see them on hillsides or at the coast. Wind farms that are on hillsides or dry land are known as onshore wind farms whilst those that are located in the sea are called offshore wind farms. In addition, wind farms are built remotely and far away in deserted locations. This makes it more difficult for wind engineers and technicians due to the lack of emergency services.

 

The energy industry is growing at a breakneck pace nowadays and in the wind turbine sector, high-paid jobs are increasing more and more with over 120,000 people working in the U.S. wind industry across all 50 states; not to mention worldwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind turbine service technicians are the second fastest-growing U.S. job. This offers a very promising future ahead with the potential to create hundreds of thousands more jobs by 2050. The industry is prospering and so is its demand for well-trained and high-skilled workers. This is the very reason why GWO (The Global Wind Organization) was established in response to the need for workplace health and safety regulations from the international wind power sector as well as a competent workforce.

 

About GWO Advanced Rescue Training

For wind energy-related work environments, the GWO Advanced Rescue Training is a higher level of learning, exceeding those of GWO Working at Height, for better risk and rescue management given the fact that all wind farms are located mostly in remote areas where health and emergency services are absent and most wind engineers and technicians have to frequently work high above the ground. The program mainly focuses on improving survival in wind turbines by equipping learners with the knowledge, instructions, and abilities needed to safely carry out first-aid procedures and proceed to convey a colleague who is unable to leave on their own to the assembly point until help comes; utilizing available rescue equipment. For leaders working in the wind power industry, the GWO ART certification will certainly be necessary.

 

As this is an advanced program, participants who wish to attend must first obtain a valid certificate for the following GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) Standard courses:

  • GWO Working at Heights (WAH)
  • GWO First Aid (FA)
  • GWO Manual Handling (MH)

 

The duration of GWO Advanced Rescue Training (GWO ART) course is expected to last for 3 days. Upon completing the course, learners will receive a certification that has a validation of 2 years.

 

Target group

The GWO Advanced Rescue Training (GWO ART) is tailored for personnel who will be working in the wind industry and 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.

 

Course objective

The GWO Advanced Rescue Training is divided into 4 main modules based on risk assessments and accident statistics pertaining to the installation, service and maintenance of wind turbine generators and wind power plants. This include:

Module 1: Hub Rescue

Module 2: Nacelle, Tower and Basement Module

Module 3: Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue

Module 4: Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue

 

In detail, all of these 4 modules will prepare learners with more valuable knowledge, starting from the general to more in-depth lessons such as:

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Emergency response plans
  3. Measures to prevent injury during training
  4. Head support during rescue
  5. Packaging the injured person
  6. Lowering/raising the rescue system
  7. Hub rescue exercise 1 & 2 from the blade
  8. Hub rescue exercise 3 & 4 from the spinner
  9. Evacuation of an injured person from the nacelle to the base of the tower
  10. Rescue from enclosed space
  11. Rescue from crawl space
  12. Rescue up
  13. Single rescuer
  14. Evaluation

 

Conclusion

For wind engineers and technicians who are selected by their employer to perform advanced rescue or lead an advanced rescue operation, the GWO  Advanced Rescue Training is the program you would want to sign up for. The wind farms are often located far away, hence safety is considered the first priority. With the program’s higher level of learning, learners will acquire the great skill of risk and rescue management based on the understanding of how to identify the warning signs/threat as well as rescue methods and techniques that exceed those of GWO Working at Height training course.

 

Are you still looking for a place to complete your GWO Advanced Rescue Training program here in Vietnam? Register at Vivablast today! Vivablast is known to be the first authorized center in Vietnam eligible to hold all the GWO Training courses in accordance with the Global Wind Academy (GWA) from Denmark.

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