GWO Advanced Rescue Training - Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (SRNTBR) Module


GWO Advanced Rescue Training - Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower & Basement Rescue (SRNTBR) Module approved by Global Wind Organization (GWO).


The aim of this module is to enable the course participants to perform single rescuer advanced rescue operations, in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement, by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at height. Based on the course participants NTBR Module qualifications, the single rescuer NTBR Module shall ensure that course participants are able 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, in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement.

Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descending and ascending single rescuer rescue operations, from a WTG nacelle, tower and basement using a rescue stretcher and spineboard, manually operated and power-driven lowering/raising rescue system (rescue device and pulley system or similar), and other rescue equipment relevant to the Course Participant. 

Course contents

Lesson 1 - Introduction

Lesson 2 - Single Rescuer Rescue Strategy

Lesson 3 - Measures to Prevent Injury During Training

Lesson 4 - Evacuation of an Injured Person from the Nacelle to the Base of the Tower

Lesson 5 - Rescue from Enclosed Space

Lesson 6 - Rescue from Crawl Space

Lesson 7 - Rescue up

Lesson 8 - Evaluation

Target group  

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields and will 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, where training according to one or more modules of the GWO Advanced Rescue Training may mitigate the identified risks.

Entry standards 

All personnel participating in advanced rescue training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating.

The single rescuer NTBR module is an add on to the NTBR module, hence it is a prerequisite to have a valid NTBR certificate. Valid GWO Working at heights, GWO First aid, and GWO Manual handling certificates are prerequisites for participation as well.

Course limitation

The course ratio are 4 participants on 1 instructor


5 hours