The Nacelle, Tower and Basement 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, from the nacelle, tower or basement of a WTG

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

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

5) Explain national and local requirements and/or procedures for helicopter rescue in an WTG, including preparing the injured person, preparing the WTG, the Heli-pad safe zones and safe behaviour included

6) Explain and control common risks of hazardous energies and common hazards of enclosed space areas, when performing rescue operations

7) 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)

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

9) 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.

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

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

12) Perform rescue operations, in the nacelle, tower and basement, using safe and suitable (certified or structural) anchor points, lifting angles, deviation, and edge protection for the rescue equipment

13) Perform rescue operations using the casualties personal fall protection on the injured person – as fall protection backup, when required

14) Perform rescue operations in a WTG nacelle, tower and basement using personal flashlight (e.g. helmet light), if required due to poor lighting conditions

15) Act as the informal rescue team coordinator performing scene assessment and hazard identification, assessing and determining the rescue strategy and exercising clear communication

16) 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

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

18) Transport an injured person horizontally over the length of the turbine, with the use of industry rescue equipment (zip line) 19) Transport an injured person to a higher platform, using rescue up techniques and equipment (both manual and power-driven) in a controlled and secure manner