3M Safety Training Facility Approved

Two new advanced rescue courses at its training facility in Oldham

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3M, the science-based technology company, has received IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) and GWO (Global Wind Organisation) approval for two new, advanced rescue courses at its training facility in Oldham.

The highly practical courses are limited to four students per instructor for maximum delegate-to-trainer interaction involving practical demonstrations and application-specific teaching. Training areas include three telecommunications towers, a 17m working at height training tower, a confined space training area with a 40m tunnel and a non-operational 30m wind turbine.

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries1. In workplace rescue, practical experience can make the difference between life or death giving rescuers the confidence to deal with a situation quickly and calmly because they have encountered it before in a realistic training scenario.

The new courses comprise:

GWO9 – Advanced Rescue Training (ART): This course deals with the specific issues surrounding advanced rescues in all areas of a wind turbines, giving delegates the knowledge and practical skill required to safely package and extract an injured person using industry standard lowering and raising equipment applicable to that issued by the employer.

GWO10 – Advanced Rescue Training (ART) Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue Refresher (NTBRR): This refresher course reviews and builds upon previously gained knowledge and skills from the ART Nacelle, Tower and Basement training, as well as Working at Height training. Delegates practice entry type injured person rescue operations in a wind turbine generator, using industry standard rescue equipment, rescue methods and techniques.

Successful delegates will receive a GWO ART certificate valid for two years and a Single Rescuer certificate with no expiry date.

3M is offering each course at an ‘early bird’ discounted price of £595 +VAT. (Cost mentioned is subject to change and purely at 3M discretion.)

For available training dates and to book a course contact:
3M Safety Training
Tel: 01457 878 640
3M.co.uk/safetytraining

Sources: 1.www.hse.gov.uk/toolbox/height.htm

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