GWO Advanced Rescue Training (ART)


This standard 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.  

This standard describes the requirements for advanced rescue training courses that are recommended by the members of GWO. The full standard covers four modules: 

  1. Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (HSIBR) Period Valid: 24 Months 
  2. Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue (NTBR) Period Valid: 24 Months 
  3. Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (SR:HSIBR) No Expiration 
  4. Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue (SR:NTBR) No Expiration 

The members of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) recognize trained persons as competent within advanced rescue in the wind industry and accept the trained person as possessing the required knowledge to conduct rescue operations, in a WTG, using standard wind turbine industry rescue and fall protection. 


  • Course Length: 4 days
  • Minimum Class Size: 2
  • Maximum Class Size: 4
  • Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: Participants will be in good health and physically capable of fully taking part in all course activities. Valid GWO BST module Working at HeightsGWO First Aid, GWO Manual Handling certificates and CSER2002 are prerequisites for participation. Furthermore, Course Participants shall have created a personal Course Participant profile in WINDA and provide their own WINDA ID prior to completing the training. Students MUST bring work clothes suitable for working at heights, work boots and a photo ID. All other equipment will be provided. MAXIMUM BODY WEIGHT 260LB

Certification: Course certificate(s) and credit in the GWO WINDA Database.

Additional information

Course Dates

January 17 – 20, 2023, February 21 – 24, 2023, March 21 – 24, 2023, April 11 – 14, 2023, May 16 – 19, 2023, June 13 – 16, 2023, July 18 – 21, 2023, August 15 – 18, 2023, September 19 – 22, 2023, October 17 – 20, 2023, November 14 – 17, 2023, December 12 – 15, 2023