Which GWO Certifications Does Tech Safety Lines Offer?
Tech Safety Lines is proud to add GWO’s training curriculum to the services we provide to the wind industry. TSL is one of the few training facilities in North America that covers the majority of your GWO training needs.
Come to our state of the art training center located in Dallas-Fort Worth to receive the Basic Safety Training, Enhanced First Aid, Advanced Rescue Training, Basic Technical Training, and Blade Repair Training courses along with dozens of other classes for the wind industry and beyond.
Why Choose Tech Safety Lines As Your Training Provider
Why Tech Safety Lines Is The Best
- With 20 years of industry experience across 38 countries, TSL provides unmatched expertise to our partners
- As an active member of American Clean Power (formerly AWEA) for more than a decade, TSL is at the front lines of the evolving standards that shape the industry
- Our trainers are firefighters, EMTs, and members of Urban Search & Rescue
- Multilingual Training available
- We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and a Woman Owned Small Business
Tech Safety Lines has been the go-to resource for safety expertise in the wind industry for 20 years. Providing training, equipment, and consulting to some of the largest companies in the industry, we are passionate and committed to the safety of the thousands of technicians we train every year.
Tech Safety Lines’ trainers are rescue experts, bringing real-life experience to the TSL training curriculum. Students walk away with a holistic understanding of emergency environments. You gain the tools and confidence to ensure you get home safe day after day.
Why Our Training Facilities Are The Best
- In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we have two state-of-the-art facilities with 30,000 sq. ft. of instruction space
- We have developed realistic training props that allow for students to understand the hazards and challenges on the job
- …Or we can come to your site
Our two Dallas, TX training facilities are 20 minutes from DFW and Love Field airports. Corporate discounts for hotels nearby are available as well.
With our massive training space, TSL can accommodate training the industry’s largest teams, splitting into smaller groups for maximum efficiency and demonstrated proficiency.
Our training services can also be done, with arrangement, on your job site. Likewise, consultation services are available to discuss your company’s specific needs for equipment, training, and unique safety challenges.
Safety Is Our Priority - Rescue Equipment
By receiving your GWO training at TSL, you will also be certified on our patented rescue equipment at no additional fee.
Our 3rd party certified rescue equipment, the SRK-15 and SPARK, are the #1 personal rescue kits in the wind industry. You can only be certified to use this equipment in North America by training with TSL. If your company requires training on different rescue systems, we can accommodate these needs as well.
Safety is our passion. It is our mission to make sure you get back on the ground and home safely every day.
Tech Safety Lines Is The Partner For Your Career
As a professional maintaining multiple certifications, you need a partner who can help manage the timelines with you. TSL is committed to being an accountability partner for your staff. We offer frequent and regular sessions so you can avoid delays. Our staff will help you know when certifications need to be refreshed and help schedule those sessions.
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Is GWO The Preferred Certification For The Wind Industry?
The international organization does not only teach emergency response, it teaches prevention. Take advantage of a global organization’s collective experience to keep your job site productive.
With training in safety, maintenance, and installation, the GWO curriculum covers all the aspects wind industry workers need to successfully certify and maintain their careers.
How Quickly is the Wind Industry Growing?
A growing industry needs leaders.
The Wind Industry is booming, and so are jobs. Over the next 20 years, the industry will triple in size, and leaders are needed now.
You know you need the certification, but beyond that, imagine having a partner in the industry who pays attention to trends and vital updates.
Keeping you informed, TSL keeps your career and business on track.
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Which GWO Certifications Do I Need From Tech Safety Lines?
Tech Safety Lines isn’t the only GWO training provider, but we believe we are the best. Our 20 years of experience across numerous industries in 38 countries matched with the breadth of our trainers’ knowledge provides our partners with the confidence and peace of mind that they are learning from the experts.
Conveniently located in Dallas, we are an ideal training partner with competitive rates for accommodations to meet every wind industry worker’s needs.
Wind Turbines present unique challenges with their size, location, and tools available. Well beyond the knowledge gained in Basic First Aid Training, the Enhanced First Aid Module is designed specifically to address these challenges.
The Fire Awareness module gives students the basic knowledge and skill set to make proper assessments when evaluating fires, preventing fires, properly conducting an evacuation, and ensuring all are accounted for in the event of an uncontrollable fire.
While TSL’s goal is to empower you to prevent accidents and maintain safety, we train you to rescue your colleagues and yourself if needed.
The Advanced Rescue Training modules were developed for the wind industry to teach various rescue techniques in this unique working environment. TSL provides training on multiple rescue systems in addition to the SRK-15 and SPARK. Students will get extensive hands on training during the practical portion of the module.
Enhanced First Aid teaches additional skills when coordinating care, and mobilizing an injured colleague, are needed.
GWO safety certifications will be listed in WINDA, the global database designed for verifying the training status of GWO certified individuals. It allows certification to be portable and recognized locally and internationally. GWO requires that wind technicians complete their recertification for the varying modules prior to the expiration dates listed on their WINDA ID.
Below we have listed the duration of your training certification for each GWO training module.
BST Module 1 – First Aid 24 months
BST Module 2 – Manual Handling 24 months
BST Module 3 – Fire Awareness 24 months
BST Module 4 – Working at Heights 24 months
ART Module 1 – Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (HSIBR) 24 months
ART Module 2 – Nacelle Tower and Basement Rescue (NTBR) 24 months
ART Module 3 – Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (SR:HSIBR) No Expiration
ART Module 4 – Single Rescuer: Nacelle Tower and Basement Rescue (SR:NTBR) No Expiration
ART Refresher Module 1 – Hub, Spinner and Inside Blade Rescue (HSIBR) 24 months
ART Refresher Module 2 – Nacelle Tower and Basement Rescue (NTBR) 24 months
Enhanced First Aid (EFA) 24 months
Enhanced First Aid Refresher (EFAR) 24 months
Basic Technical Training (BTT) Module 1 – Hydraulic No Expiration
Basic Technical Training (BTT) Module 2 – Mechanical No Expiration
Basic Technical Training (BTT) Module 3 – Electrical No Expiration
GWO BST Module 1: First Aid
- Learn the basics of effective First Aid
- Correctly use the Secondary Survey
What basic First Aid training do wind turbine workers need?
The goals of First Aid are to assess and respond to a casualty in distress on the job site. You’ll learn to correctly identify and deliver life-saving care using manipulation techniques and operate an AED.
In the Enhanced First Aid course, you will additionally learn how to coordinate with others, prepare a casualty for transport, and use advanced equipment.
The course is eight (8) hours long.
GWO BST Module 2: Working at heights
- Safely perform work at heights
- Inspect materials and equipment
- Understand dangers
- Properly use personal protective equipment
- Gain the basic skill set to fully implement a rescue from heights in a remote, wind turbine environment
What certifications do wind turbine workers need?
Working at Heights training prepares students to safely perform work at heights, to properly use personal protective equipment, and prepares them with the basic skill set to fully implement a rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment.
The course is sixteen (16) hours and is required as a prerequisite for Advanced Rescue Training.
GWO BST Module 3: Fire Awareness
- Understand the causes and behavior of fire spread
- Identify signs of fire
- Implement contingency and action plans
Fire safety training and wind turbines
With this training, your staff will not only know how to extinguish flames but how to identify risks for fire before they happen. Fire in a wind turbine is especially dangerous given the single route for evacuation, but with this training, your staff will know what to do.
The course is (4) hours long.
GWO BST Module 4: manual handling
- Learning to operate safely in the WTG environment
- Identifying risks
- Problem solving
Where can I learn proper techniques for working inside a wind turbine?
Manual Handling comprises proper ergonomic techniques that can be used in a variety of scenarios in the wind turbine industry and environment. With a focus on safe implementation, these techniques are the foundation from which students can innovate solutions as well as draw from for planning.
The course is four (4) hours and is required as a prerequisite for Advanced Rescue Training.
GWO Advanced Rescue Training includes team training and single rescuer in the following locations:
- Hub, Spinner, & Inside Blade Rescue
- Nacelle, Tower, & Basement Rescue
- Single Rescuer: Hub, Spinner, & Inside Blade Rescue
- Single Rescuer: Nacelle, Tower, & Basement Rescue
Where can I learn about performing rescues inside a wind turbine?
The Advanced Rescue Training (ART) modules designed by the Global Wind Organization (GWO) mitigate risk and ensure a more efficient rescue operation from a wind turbine. The training provides the tools to elevate a rescuer’s self-reliance and enables the successful transport of a colleague who cannot self-evacuate.
Utilizing both theoretical and practical exercises, participants will learn how to deploy multiple rescues, at height, both independently and in group settings.
In this course, students will be trained to use the SRK-11 and SPARK rescue equipment along with additional equipment requested by the client. This is the only GWO ART class in North America where students will also be certified on TSL’s patented rescue equipment.
The course is three (3) days long.
- Learn life-saving measures with advanced emergency equipment
- Give assistance in remote areas
- Coordinate with outside agencies
- Maintain personal protection
What are the advanced or next-level options for First Aid in the wind turbine industry?
The goals of the Enhanced First Aid training are to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to address the various medical emergencies that can occur within a wind turbine.
You’ll practice administering safe, effective, and immediate lifesaving measures using advanced emergency equipment. You’ll practice giving assistance in remote areas utilizing medical teleconsultation. You’ll do so while maintaining personal protection as well.
The GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) course is the standard for technical work in wind turbine generators. Tech Safety Lines offers our clients a premiere BTT experience with state of the art equipment and technical leadership. Our BTT equipment, designed in Denmark, consists of 3 stands combining the full scope of all GWO BTT modules.
The BTT training curriculum will enable both on and offshore wind technicians to perform basic mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic tasks with the supervision of an experienced technician. Not only will delegates gain awareness of the risks at hand while performing these tasks, they will learn to mitigate and control such hazards as well.
Consisting of 3 modules, Mechanical, Electrical, and Hydraulics, there are no prerequisites for this class. This course can benefit entry level candidates as well as be offered for upskilling or gap training for experienced technicians as needed.
The aim of these GWO BTT Standard modules is to give participants the knowledge and skills to carry out basic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician). Detailed learning objectives can be viewed on the BTT course page.
This course is 4 days.
The Global Wind Organization Blade Repair Course is the introductory safety training standard to work on onshore wind turbines.
Course Duration: 10 Days
Pre-Requisite: Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course
Upon successful completion of the blade repair training course, the participants will be able to perform and document a wind turbine blade inspection, and execute repair work in accordance with a work instruction while maintaining the aerodynamic profile and structural integrity in glass fiber reinforced composite parts of a wind turbine within the following dimensions:
- laminate repairs including leading edge and trailing edge repairs affecting a maximum amount of 5 layers and a maximum repair area size of 500cm²
- core material replacement up to 200cm²
- surface repair to paint and gelcoat
The GWO blade repair training course is intended as an entry level course and the participants will not therefore be expected to perform repairs in major structural elements of blades like spars, spar caps and carbon fiber.
After having successfully completed the GWO blade repair training, the participants will be able to:
- Take responsibility for working safely with applicable chemicals, while utilizing the applicable personal protective equipment in a controlled manner throughout all phases of blade inspection and repair work (Ability, intermediate level)
– Explain typical types of blade construction, materials and the importance of surface finish relating to aerodynamic performance and efficiency (Knowledge, intermediate level)
– Distinguish between and work safely in a controlled manner with epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, vinyl ester, methacrylate, reinforcement materials and solvents related to composite inspection and repair work (Skills, intermediate level)
– Take responsibility for preparing, operating, and maintaining the correct tools and equipment, be it electrical or mechanical (Ability intermediate level)
– Take responsibility for safely performing and documenting laminate, sandwich panel and surface layer repairs in accordance with a work instruction in glass fiber reinforced composite parts (Ability, intermediate level)