What is ART?

 

The Advanced Rescue Training (ART) course is the GWO standard training on emergency rescue missions in WTG environment. ART certifies the acquistion of the knowledge and skills requiered to rescue an injured person in each one of the different sections of a WTG.

Valid for 2 years

Refresher course available

Requirements

In order to enrol in any of the ART courses, you must have a valid certificate of the following Basic Safety Training modules: 

BST Working at Heights Module

or BST Working at Heights Refresh

BST First Aid Module

or BST First Aid Refresh

BST Manual Handling Module

or BST Manual Handling Refresh

Refresher courses

After two years, you can maintain your certifications in Advanced Rescue Training valid by taking a refresher course.

ART Courses

 

Advanced Rescue Training is a certification that consists of 4 different courses, depending on the different sections of the WTG where the rescue mission takes place, and depending on the type of wind turbine installation. ART courses can be taken together or separately. Delegates that complete the four courses will receive four certicates. In addition, there is a refresher course for the ART H and ART N modules.

Module Objectives

The learning objectives of the Advanced Rescue Training Hub Module are to ensure delegates’ ability able to:

  • Assess and determine rescue strategy (relevant rescue method, technique, certified equipment, and required personnel) for various rescue scenarios
  • Assess and determine evacuation strategy during a rescue operation, attending to a clear and preferred evacuation route for the injured person outside or inside a wind turbine generator (WTG) 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 and control common risks of hazardous energies and common hazards of enclosed space areas in a wind turbine when performing rescue operations
  • Apply rescue methods and techniques when performing descending and ascending rescue operations, from a wind turbine hub, spinner and inside a blade, using a rescue stretcher and spineboard, manually operated lowering/raising rescue system for limited distance rescue (rescue device, pulley system or similar), and other relevant rescue equipment
  • Fit a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) onto an injured person, in an enclosed space in a WTG 
  • Package an injured person on a rescue stretcher and spineboard in a vertical or horizontal configuration to enable safe transportation, by doing regular checks, using rescue equipment such as a cervical collar and avoiding head down configuration of the unconscious/injured person
  • Communicate clearly within a potentially stressful rescue situation, both as rescue team coordinator and team member

Hub, Spinner & Inside Blade Rescue

Content: train delegates to determine rescue strategies and perform rescue missions in the hub, spinner and inside blade sections of a WTG, using the standard protective equipements and correct methods and techniques. The skills trained in this module are more advanced than those learnt in the WAH module of BST.

Hours: 8 hrs

Validity: 24 months

Module Objectives

The learning objectives of the Advanced Rescue Training Hub Module are to ensure delegates’ ability able to:

  • Assess and determine rescue strategy (relevant rescue method, technique, certified equipment, and required personnel) for various rescue scenarios
  • Assess and determine evacuation strategy during a rescue operation, attending to a clear and preferred evacuation route for the injured person outside or inside a wind turbine generator (WTG) 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 and control common risks of hazardous energies and common hazards of enclosed space areas in a wind turbine when performing rescue operations
  • Apply rescue methods and techniques when performing descending and ascending rescue operations, from a wind turbine hub, spinner and inside a blade, using a rescue stretcher and spineboard, manually operated lowering/raising rescue system for limited distance rescue (rescue device, pulley system or similar), and other relevant rescue equipment
  • Fit a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) onto an injured person, in an enclosed space in a WTG 
  • Package an injured person on a rescue stretcher and spineboard in a vertical or horizontal configuration to enable safe transportation, by doing regular checks, using rescue equipment such as a cervical collar and avoiding head down configuration of the unconscious/injured person
  • Communicate clearly within a potentially stressful rescue situation, both as rescue team coordinator and team member

Module Objectives

The learning objectives of the Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue module are designed to ensure that delegates’ ability 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 wind turbine generator (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 a WTG, including preparing the injured person, preparing the WTG, the Heli-pad safe zones and safe behaviour
  • 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)
  • Fit a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) onto an injured person, in an enclosed space
  • Package an injured person onto a rescue stretcher and spineboard in a vertical or horizontal configuration, enabling safe transportation, by conducting regular checks, using rescue equipment such as cervical collar and avoiding head down configuration of the unconscious/injured person
  • Communicate clearly within a potentially stressful rescue situation, both as rescue team coordinator and team member

Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue

Content: train delegates to determine rescue strategies and perform rescue missions in the nacelle, tower and basement sections of a WTG, using the standard protective equipements and correct methods and techniques. The skills trained in this module are more advanced than those learnt in the WAH module of BST.

Hours: 16 hrs (2 days)

Validity: 24 months

Module Objectives

The learning objectives of the Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue module are designed to ensure that delegates’ ability 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 wind turbine generator (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 a WTG, including preparing the injured person, preparing the WTG, the Heli-pad safe zones and safe behaviour
  • 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)
  • Fit a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) onto an injured person, in an enclosed space
  • Package an injured person onto a rescue stretcher and spineboard in a vertical or horizontal configuration, enabling safe transportation, by conducting regular checks, using rescue equipment such as cervical collar and avoiding head down configuration of the unconscious/injured person
  • Communicate clearly within a potentially stressful rescue situation, both as rescue team coordinator and team member

Module Objectives

The objectives of the Single Rescuer – Hub, Spinner & Inside Blade module are to ensure delegates’ ability to:

  • Assess and determine single rescuer rescue strategy (relevant rescue method, technique, certified equipment and how to organize the rescue efforts and incident scene) for various rescue scenarios
  • Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descending and ascending single rescuer rescue operations, from a wind turbine generator (WTG) using a rescue stretcher and spineboard, manually operated and power-driven lowering/raising rescue system (rescue device and pulley system or similar), and other relevant rescue equipment

Single Rescuer – Hub, Spinner & Inside Blade

Content: train delegates to determine single rescuer rescue strategies and perform rescue missions in the hub, spinner and inside blade sections of a WTG, using the standard protective equipements and correct methods and techniques for single rescuer scenarios. The skills trained in this module are more advanced than those learnt in the WAH module of BST.