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All certifications issued through ENSA North America


This two-day training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) focuses on the access and egress conditions of a wind turbine environment. Following the Global Wind Organizations lesson plan for working at height, participants receive the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theory and practical training to use basic PPE and perform safe work at height and safe comprehensive basic rescue from height in a remote wind turbine environment. Training Compliance –OSHA 1926 & 1910 Regulations, ANSI Z359 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.




This two-day training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) focuses on the access and egress conditions of a wind turbine environment. Following the Global Wind Organization's lesson plan, First Aid is conducted under ENSA’s Medic First Aid training curriculum, which is a widely accepted professional training platform incorporated into an ENSA training course under the America Safety & Health Institute. It is an enhancement of the prerequisite standard American or Canadian Red Cross certification (or other acceptable curriculums) and will prepare students to apply information to emergency situations that involve victim care at heights.  Training Compliance – ISO 11.160 First Aid, OSHA 1910.151 Regulations, OSHA Guide 3317-06N 2006, HSI Medic First Aid, GWO-BST Version 7.


First Aid


The aim of this four-hour training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) is to give participants the basic knowledge and skills to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgment when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire, and, if it is to be judged safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire using basic handheld fire equipment.  Training Compliance – ISO 7165:2009, NFPA 10 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.


Fire Awareness


The aim of this four-hour training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) is to give participants awareness through theoretical and practical training to encourage positive manual handling behavior and perform manual handling activities in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry and environment.  Training Compliance – ISO 11228-3:2007, ISO 11228-2:2007, ISO 11228-1:2003, State OSHA Manual Handling Publications (various), NIOSH Publication 2007-131, GWO-BST Version 7.


GWO 5-Day

Five-day course that combines GWO1002, GWO 3002, GWO101, and GWO102



This is a two-day training course designed around the specific requirements of the wind industry. This ENSA work and rescue at height training course delivers the foundation training for technicians who work at height within construction or general industry on wind turbines.  During the course, students are taught the dangers of working at height on a wind turbine and provided with the essential underpinning knowledge required to work safely within this environment.  Training covers use of personal protective equipment for working safely at height and fall rescue equipment for personal escape or casualty rescue requirements.  Training also demonstrates appropriate decision making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of preventative safety culture. ENSA Training within Fall Protection, Safe Access & Rescue for wind turbine technicians covers Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the four types of rescue defined by the Work at Height Safety Association. The training also develops team rescue strategies, procedures and protocol essential to implementation of a successful rescue.  Training Compliance – OSHA 1926 Subpart M & 1910 Subpart D Regulations, ANSI Z359 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.



This is a two-day training course designed to address the challenges of confined spaces within wind turbines. This course caters specifically to the confined space entry and rescue requirements for operating in both permit required and restricted spaces. When available, the training will cover the written specific confined space entry program, turbine specific hazard assessments, entry permits and safe work procedures.  Prerequisite:  WE1002 or equivalent.  Training Compliance – OSHA 1910.146, OSHA 1926.1203, ANSI Z359


Confined Space 1


One-day training course (may be 10 hrs.) which is required for personnel who are expected to respond to incidences of serious traumatic injuries and medical emergencies at height that could possibly occur in wind turbines. It is designed around specific requirements and exposures particular to wind turbines and other work at height structures where working in confinement is a requirement. It affirms through practical assessment and problem-solving exercises, the capability of participants to safely assess an emergency, communicate the need for additional resources, provide needed care for life threatening conditions, and effectively manage victim movement to the ground when necessary. This is an enhancement of the standard American or Canadian Red Cross certification (or other acceptable curriculums) and will prepare students to apply information from previous first aid and CPR/AED training to emergency situations that involve victim care at heights.  Prerequisite:  WE1002 or equivalent.  Training Compliance:  American and Canadian Red Cross Standard (or equivalent), 40 CFR 1910.151, ANSI Z490.1-2009, ANSI Z359 Standards


Trauma at Height

Bundled 3

Three-day course that combines WE1002, CSER1002, and TH1001




Optimum offers three levels of courses to interested rope access technicians who use rope access as the primary means of accessing their worksite.

The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is a North American trade organization that publishes consensus standards and certifies workers to three separate standards:

  • Level I Technician
    An individual who performs rope access work.  A Level I Technician may only work under the direct, on-site supervision of a Rope Access Lead Technician or Supervisor.


  • Level II Technician
    An individual who is responsible for physically conducting rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations, including maintenance of associated access equipment and performs all Rope Access Lead Technician duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program


  • Level III Technician
    An individual who is responsible for the overall rope access work site and performs all Rope Access Supervisor duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program.


Stormseal Training

Course Overview

Stormseal is an innovative, patented, Australian product now being manufactured in the United States. Stormseal is designed to provide emergency storm damage protection for homes and businesses. This nationally recognized course covers theoretical and practical aspects of installing Stormseal together with refreshment of the Work Safely at Heights FP1001 course.

During the course we will assist you in developing safe work method statements and risk assessments for installing Stormseal film while working at height. This course will enable you to comply with current WHS legislation, with successful trainees receiving a nationally recognized Statement of Attainment.

Stormseal installation at heights training is focused on Stormseal film installation together with fall prevention rather than fall arrest. It is designed to equip workers with the knowledge and skills to safely install Stormseal in any height situation, primarily being aimed at insurance works and mainstream construction, including residential & commercial as well as strata & maintenance.

Optimum Academy recognizes that while there is a standard set of learning outcomes for this course, the context and environment in which the learning is applied is varied. The course will be customized to suit unique workplace requirements. Training covers risk assessment, selection and correct use of Stormseal products, and rigging of anchor systems, fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems.

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Course Outline

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Stormseal product overview
  • Stormseal installation instruction and practical
  • Risk assessment and hazard elimination
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Anchor systems, selecting solid and reliable anchorage, with focus on temporary anchor systems on residential roofs
  • Fall restraint systems, selection of equipment and correct use
  • Work positioning systems, selection of equipment and correct use
  • The use of Stormseal in an "at-height" environment
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Using energy absorbing lanyards
  • Correct use of ladders and ladder safety training


  • Training conducted by a Stormseal-approved Height Safety Specialist
  • One 10-hour day of training. Up to 8 trainees per course. A typical course runs from 0730-1730
  • Knowledge on relevant legislation and national standards for working at height
  • Recommendations and advice for specialized PPE and equipment for your particular workplace
  • Advice on risk control methods for the type of work at height to be undertaken
  • Plenty of practical, hands-on training to ensure workers can be safe at height
  • Receive a nationally recognized Stormseal accredited installer card
  • Train on Stormseal purpose-built simulators
  • Gain access to Stormseal’s proprietary online ordering system



All certifications issued through ENSA North America


This course provides safe access and basic rescue techniques for Telecom Climbers who need a strong foundation and understanding of the practical essentials of work-at-height safety, as well as how to carry out a successful evacuation or assist in basic rescue procedures. Training includes lowering a remote casualty and self-evacuation by descent. This course exceeds the minimum NATE requirements for Authorized Climber which recommends an 8-Hour classroom course only. The NATE Authorized criteria requires only that a Climber be able to contact a 1st Responder and be trained on the activities surrounding the 1st Responder call. ENSA’s two-day course ensures the student is not only authorized to climb, but also has the fundamentals of fall protection, inspection, and hands-on Authorized-level rescue techniques. You and your crew will know that your worker is on-the-job ready.




Competent Climber/Rescuer is ideally suited for persons who are required to coordinate and/or implement the written safe work at height and rescue procedures for their Company. A Company relies on the Competent person’s depth of knowledge and ability to maintain compliance requirements when implementing fall protection or fall rescue protocol, procedures, and systems on the jobsite. This course combines both the Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer in a three-day intensive training course specific to safe work-at-height rescue within Telecom.