GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART): Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (NTBR)


The GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART): Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (NTBR) course is set out to teach individuals to perform rescue operations, in a WTG nacelle, tower & basement


The aim of this GWO Advanced Rescue Training (NTBR) module is to enable the delegate to perform injured person rescue operations in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO work at height.


The Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue module shall ensure that delegates are able to;

  • Assess and determine rescue strategy (relevant rescue method, technique, certified equipment, and required personnel) for various rescue scenarios, from the nacelle, tower or basement of a WTG
  • Assess and determine evacuation strategy during a rescue operation, attending to a clear and preferred evacuation route for the injured person outside or inside the tower
  • Explain and demonstrate the identification and suitable selection of certified and structural anchor points, relevant for various rescue scenarios
  • Explain and apply the concept of lifting angle, angle factor and deviation
  • Explain national and local requirements and/or procedures for helicopter rescue in an WTG, including preparing the injured person, preparing the WTG, the Heli-pad safe zones and safe behaviour included
  • Explain and control common risks of hazardous energies and common hazards of enclosed space areas, when performing rescue operations
  • Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descending and ascending rescue operations, from a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, using a rescue stretcher and spineboard, manually and power-driven lowering/raising rescue system (rescue device, pulley system or similar)
  • Manually transport an injured person on a rescue stretcher or spineboard – in a balanced way
  • Perform rescue operations using the casualties personal fall protection on the injured person – as fall protection backup, when required
  • Transport an injured person horizontally over the length of the turbine, with the use of industry rescue equipment (zip line)



GWO certificate – valid for 2 years.
Please note – certificates are to be refreshed every 2 years.


2 days

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