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Do your technicians have the proper training and certifications?

Are they trained to respond to trauma and other emergencies while working at height? 

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Are your technicians' certifications current?

Do they feel comfortable and confident to do their jobs?

Are your technicians a liability for your company?

 
 

Choosing an efficient, high-quality training solution can be difficult.

We know because we are technicians too!
All of our instructors are Rope Access Technicians with real-world experience.
Optimum Instructors have in field experience working in the Wind Industry.

Optimum Academy is the Industry Leader in High-Quality GWO Wind Turbine Safety Training and Certification

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Trained Tecnicians

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TrUsted Customers

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NEW Optimum Rewards Program

Optimum offers discounts to customers who send multiple technicians to train at Optimum Academy.  

Optimum Academy's Training Courses

All Courses require completing our Terms and Conditions and our Liability Waiver. 

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WIND ENERGY


This 3.5 Day course is a complete introduction to all the core skills needed to work safely as a wind technician, combining the 4 GWO modules: Working At Height with Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, and First Aid.


$1,750

*BST Modules can also be taken individually. 

Working at Height (GWO WAH)  - 2 Days = $1000

First Aid (GWO FA) - 1 Day = $500

Fire Awareness (GWO FAW) - 1/2 Day = $375

Manual Handling (GWO MH) - 1/2 Day = $250

3 Days of GWO Training include Nacelle, Tower and Basement Rescue,  Hub, Spinner, and Inside Blade rescue. These modules teach casualty rescue operations in a turbine using industry-standard rescue equipment, rescue methods, and techniques. Combined with Confined Spaces, technicians will be fully prepared to enter and rescue out of permit spaces.  This course includes a Confined Space Entry & Rescue Certification.  
(Please contact us for pricing if Student already has a Confined Space Rescue & Entry Certification)


*Prerequisites: GWO BST: Fist Aid, Working at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness 


$1,750

This 4 Day GWO course will get Students ready to work as Technicians. Three modules, including Mechanical, Electrical, and Hydraulic, provide hands-on skills throughout the curriculum.


$2,000

This 1 Day class engages students in the skills from both ART modules, but performing them as a single rescuer. Students will gain beneficial problem solving skills.


$1,000

This 2 Day Refresher class covers the entire BST curriculum and meeting the GWO Standard. Students will have the opportunity to go through Working at Height, Fire Awareness and First Aid with new perspective from working in the field. 


*Prerequisite GWO BST

$1,000

The ART 3 Day Refresher covers Nacelle, Tower, Basement and Hub, Spinner, Blade Rescues. Optimum adds Confined Space Entry & Rescue Refresher to a fill ART program and Refresher to be sure students and employers meet OSHA requirements for working in Permit Spaces.


*Prerequisite GWO BST and ART, Confined Space

$1750

This 1 Day training focuses on the challenges of confined spaces within wind turbines. Proper confined space permits and documentation will be addressed, along with skills, tools, and rescue devices needed to perform entry and rescue. Classroom and practical learning methods will both be used.


*This course is also available combined with GWO ART Hub.

$450

The blended basic medic course combines an online course with in-classroom skills verification. Students will be required to complete the online portion before attending our facility for skills verification. CPR, AED and First Aid training skills are all covered during this course. Students will receive a BasicPlus certificate card.


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ROPE ACCESS


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.


Each SPRAT class at Optimum will prepare each candidate to meet the certification requirements for their designated level.  These are 4-day/40 hour courses followed by a 1-day evaluation with an independent SPRAT evaluator.

Each class includes 4 days of instruction covering the appropriate levels of skill as described in SPRAT's standards.


SPRAT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPE ACCESS WORK

SPRAT SAFE PRACTICES


  • 1-day evaluation
  • Rope access training manual
  • Optimum Rope Access Solutions t-shirt


* This is a physically and mentally demanding class.  Participants will be required to spend a sufficient amount of time studying written material and executing demanding physical skills.  Anyone questioning their ability is encouraged to consult Optimum Academy prior to registering.


Contact Us For Pricing

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 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


Each SPRAT class at Optimum will prepare each candidate to meet the certification requirements for their designated level.  These are 4-day/40 hour courses followed by a 1-day evaluation with an independent SPRAT evaluator.

Each class includes 4 days of instruction covering the appropriate levels of skill as described in SPRAT's standards.


SPRAT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPE ACCESS WORK

SPRAT SAFE PRACTICES


  • 1-day evaluation
  • Rope access training manual
  • Optimum Rope Access Solutions t-shirt


* This is a physically and mentally demanding class.  Participants will be required to spend a sufficient amount of time studying written material and executing demanding physical skills.  Anyone questioning their ability is encouraged to consult Optimum Academy prior to registering.


Contact Us For Pricing

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 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.


Each SPRAT class at Optimum will prepare each candidate to meet the certification requirements for their designated level.  These are 4-day/40 hour courses followed by a 1-day evaluation with an independent SPRAT evaluator.

Each class includes 4 days of instruction covering the appropriate levels of skill as described in SPRAT's standards.


SPRAT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPE ACCESS WORK

SPRAT SAFE PRACTICES


  • 1-day evaluation
  • Rope access training manual
  • Optimum Rope Access Solutions t-shirt


* This is a physically and mentally demanding class.  Participants will be required to spend a sufficient amount of time studying written material and executing demanding physical skills.  Anyone questioning their ability is encouraged to consult Optimum Academy prior to registering.


Contact Us For Pricing

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1. Choose Your Courses


We won't leave you hanging (literally and figuratively).  We keep you informed during your technician’s training.

2. Receive World-Class Training


We won’t waste your time.  We know we get limited time to make a big difference in the safety of you and your team and we will make the most of it.

3. Go to Work with Confidence


We will be an on-going resource for you after your training is complete.  Our customers can reach out to us anytime they need something.

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What risks are you taking by having sub-optimal training?

Increase of injury
Increased liability
Increased downtime
Poor team confidence
 

Take responsibility for your technicians and give them the training they deserve.


  • Don't just get a certificate, get the best training available
  • Have the peace of mind knowing your technicians are well trained
  • Know that your technicians can deal with emergencies in the field
  • Give your team the confidence to do their job
  • Get ongoing support and training from the subject matter experts (that's us)

Choose Optimum Academy

Don't wait to provide your team with the best training in the industry.

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