The aim of this module is to enable the course participants to perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside the blade by using industry standard rescue equipment, methods and techniques, exceeding those of GWO Working at Height.

The Hub Rescue module shall ensure that the course participants are able to;

1) Assess and determine rescue strategy (relevant rescue method, technique, certified equipment, and required personnel) for various rescue scenarios, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade

2) 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

3) Explain and demonstrate the identification and suitable selection of certified and structural anchor points, relevant for various rescue scenarios, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade

4) Explain and apply the concept of lifting angle, angle factor and deviation

5) Explain and control common risks of hazardous energies and common hazards of enclosed space areas in a WTG, when performing rescue operations

6) Apply rescue methods and techniques in performing descending and ascending rescue operations, from a WTG 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 rescue equipment relevant to the Course Participants

7) Fit a harness and other PPE (e.g. helmet, safety glasses) onto an injured person, in an enclosed space in a WTG

8) 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 cervical collar and avoiding head down configuration of the unconscious injured person

9) Manually transport an injured person on a rescue stretcher or spineboard – in a balanced way, in a WTG

10) Change directly from balancing an injured person from a horizontal position to a vertical configuration (and vice versa) when suspended

11) Perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade, using safe and suitable (certified or structural) anchor points, lifting angles, deviation, and edge protection for the rescue equipment

12) Perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade, using an injured person personal fall protection equipment backup system, when required (i.e. when the manually operated lowering/raising rescue system is not certified for person lifting)

13) Perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade using personal flashlight (e.g. helmet light), if required due to poor lighting conditions

14) Perform rescue operations, in a WTG hub, spinner and inside a blade, as the informal rescue team coordinator performing scene assessment and hazard identification, assessing and determining the rescue strategy and exercising clear communication

15) Perform clear and precise communication in a stressful rescue operation, both with members of the rescue team as a team coordinator and as a team member

16) Apply clear communication and guidance to other emergency responders (e.g. vessel crew or ambulance crew) including coordinating the handover of an injured person