RelyOn Nutec Teesside has become the world’s only industrial training facility to hold approval to deliver all five Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training modules as well as both of the Renewable UK wind industry specific training courses.

The landmark has been reached after RelyOn Nutec achieved approval to deliver the GWO Basic Safety Training standard. The GWO modules have been written by the industry for the industry and are aimed at ensuring the health and safety of offshore wind farm personnel, improving efficiency and standardising the basic safety and preparedness training for personnel working in the wind turbine sector.

The latest accreditation enables RelyOn Nutec to be the only training provider able to deliver all GWO and RenewableUK accredited programmes. The RenewableUK available programmes are Working at Height & Rescue Training (WAHR) for wind turbines and Marine Safety Training (MST).

The accreditations are used by wind energy sector businesses all over the world as a mark of safety and quality. The GWO training course covers the following modules – working at height, sea survival, first aid, fire awareness and manual handling. The modules are all delivered from RelyOn Nutec’s site on the banks of the River Tees in Billingham.

Lisa Bryan, business development manager at RelyOn Nutec, commented, “We’re very pleased to have been awarded this prestigious accreditation. This will allow us to provide an even higher level of training to offshore personnel, and be increasingly responsive to new innovations, and up-skilling, within the industry. This will be particularly relevant to the offshore windfarm industry personnel as we move towards the construction of Round 3 Offshore installations in 2014 and beyond. This coincides with an increase in offshore personnel needing specialist training, which also reflects the increasingly highly skilled nature of the industry.”

“As well as being the only provider at the moment with approval to deliver all of the courses, we will be able to deliver everything at the same location, ‘under one roof’, in our purpose built training facility in Teesside.”

As well as offering the GWO and RenewableUK courses, the company also provides fitness to work assessments, as per the RUK guidelines and complementary training such as slinger/banksman and rigging and lifting training, making RelyOn Nutec a one stop shop for the wind industry.