Personal rescue device – Wind Escape

Personal rescue device

True innovation in personal rescue

Wind Escape: A Rescue Descender for Wind

The Wind Escape is a rescue descender designed for use in wind, telecommunications, industry, and oil and gas. It features an auto-lock, two or one-hand descent, anti-panic braking, smooth horizontal movement, shock absorption, and partner rescue features.


The Wind Escape’s auto-lock feature provides a secure hold when the user is not actively descending. This prevents the user from accidentally slipping or falling.

Two or One-Hand Descent

The Wind Escape can be descended with either one or two hands. This makes it ideal for use in situations where the user’s hands may be occupied, such as when carrying a load or helping another person.

Anti-Panic Braking

The Wind Escape’s anti-panic braking system helps to prevent the user from losing control of the descender in the event of a panic. This can be a lifesaver in situations where the user is feeling overwhelmed or scared.

Smooth Horizontal Movement

The Wind Escape’s smooth horizontal movement allows the user to move freely while descending. This is important in situations where the user may need to navigate around obstacles or uneven terrain.

Shock Absorption

The Wind Escape’s shock absorption system helps to protect the user from injury in the event of a fall. This is important in situations where the user may be descending from a great height.

Partner Rescue

The Wind Escape’s partner rescue features allow the user to safely rescue another person who is in trouble. This can be a lifesaver in situations where the other person is unable to descend on their own.


The Wind Escape is a versatile and reliable rescue descender that is ideal for use in a variety of industries. It is easy to use and features a number of safety features that make it a valuable tool for any rescue worker.

Additional benefits of using the Wind Escape:
  • It is lightweight and compact, making it easy to transport and store.
  • It is made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand tough conditions.
  • It is backed by a warranty, which gives you peace of mind knowing that you are covered in the event of a problem.

If you are looking for a reliable and versatile rescue descender, the Wind Escape is a great option. It is a valuable tool for any rescue worker who needs to safely descend in a variety of conditions.

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Leading technical training for wind technicians

Leading technical training for wind technicians

Meet the instructors leading technical training for wind technicians at STL USA - George Silliman.

STL USA is delighted to be working with George Silliman who is leading technical training for wind technicians. George has been working with STL USA for nearly two years and has worked with the company to develop its wind technician technical training program. Starting with GWO Basic Technical Training STL USA is now adding more platform and job-related training alongside the more safety focussed GWO courses. 

George is well known in the industry having spent 10 years with GE Renewables as the Lead Wind Training Instructor and having a host of in-field experience.

We had a chance to sit down with George and ask him a few questions.

How did you get into wind?

In 2006, the Wind division at GE began a massive hiring campaign and I was intrigued by the opportunities and had many of the technical skills they were looking for at the time. I posted out of generator manufacturing with the permission of my manager and was hired as a Product Service Engineer. I performed a dual role for the first 10 months, helping technicians troubleshoot wind turbines and created a process that helped increase turbine availability from 93% to 98% across our growing fleet. Coming from a blue-collar background, any time I couldn’t help return a unit to service remotely, I would get on a plane or drive to the site and work side by side with the Techs to return the unit to operation. That experience was invaluable to gain the deepest technical knowledge possible and learn how the units worked, but to also gain an appreciation for what the Techs go through on a daily to keep the units running. In 2010, I made the transition to Lead Training Instructor and have loved every moment of my job since.

How long were you in the field?

The first 3 years of my career was spent in and out of the field troubleshooting, servicing, designing aftermarket products and services. After I became an instructor in 2010, I spent nearly every day in a wind turbine at the learning center until mid-2020 making sure they were safe, available, fault free, and ready for the next Instructor to train their students.

What attracted you to teaching technicians?

There is a sense of pride and satisfaction when you can provide a classroom of Technicians with the best information and skills, they need to perform their job safely, effectively, and efficiently. It’s an opportunity to share the knowledge and experience I have with my students, but it’s also a way for me to learn something from them to improve as an Instructor. Teaching has been and always will be a two-way street in my classroom. It’s a win-win.

What were some of the highlights?

Highlights of my teaching career include:
1. Training over 3600+ students in my career with zero injuries and 100% positive feedback
2. Helping a female student of a large organization, climb the ranks within her company from Technician to Site Manager with the best running site in her region to becoming a highly respected regional manager in a male-dominated field.
3. The handshakes, mutual respect, and appreciation from the thousands of students, regardless of their experience in Wind who have approached me after class to say thank you for the valuable information you provided, your teaching style, your patience, and your professionalism.
4. Working with STLUSA to help set up their world-class training facility in Abilene TX in late 2021 with the vision to expand their training capabilities beyond GWO and continue to provide exceptional technical training with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable Instructors in the Wind Industry for the benefit of those working in it.

Why is quality training so important?

Quality technical training leads to a safer working environment, less risk to those performing the work, greater technical knowledge, greater operating efficiency, higher productivity, more asset uptime, less wasteful spending, healthier bottom line, employee retention, and the necessary skills for employees to do their jobs at a higher level.


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Technical courses for wind technicians

technical courses for wind technicians

Announcing new technical courses for wind technicians

STL USA are delighted to announce we will soon be launching a range of technical courses for wind technicians. These courses will sit alongside the industry certification we offer in Global Wind Organization and NFPA 70E electrical safety.

All courses will be run from our new state-of-the-art facility in Abilene, Texas.  We will also be moving our GWO Basic Technical Training to the new site and adding GWO BTT Bolt Tightening and GWO BTT Installation modules. This will allow us to deliver a full range of certifications, basic and intermediate level courses for wind technicians.

Whilst it’s fair to say STL USA has been a key partner for GWO safety-oriented courses the addition of wind technician technical training will allow us to offer a rounded solution to our customers looking to train new hires or upskill their existing workforce.

As the market grows and becomes ever more competitive high quality training is a must for companies looking to cement their place in the industry. Technicians are the lifeblood of many in the sector and better trained technicians pay huge dividends through decreased downtime, better safety knowledge and job fulfilment.

The new range of technical courses for wind technicians will be split into beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, focussing on GE platforms: initially with further OEM platforms added later in 2023:


  • Wind headstart (2 day) -The Wind Start Training Module has been created to teach new hires the core technical fundamentals that every technician should know before breaking the plane of the tower dower. These core technical fundamentals are necessary to ensure their safety and are a key element to their success in the Wind industry.
  • GE 1.X/2.X  Basic Training (5 day)
  • MCE Up tower troubleshooting/training (Schematic reading, gearbox & generator) (2 days)


  • GE 1.X/2.X Enhanced Basic Training (5 day)
  • GE 1.X/2.X ESS Converter (4 days)



Bespoke Training

For either new hire or ongoing training needs. STL USA will work with you to build a bespoke training package for your new hires and your ongoing training needs.

These new courses represent the next step in STL USA’s development and form a core part of our core mission to build the workforce that drives wind forward.. 


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Cresto Group has today acquired all shares in the British company Safety Technology Ltd. including its US subsidiary Safety Technology USA LLC.

Safety Technology is a specialised supplier of fall protection and rescue solutions with special emphasis on advanced training in working at heights. Safety Technology was founded in 2001 and is today established in Clytha, Wales, UK and in Abilene, Texas, USA. The company has a total of 14 employees and has a turnover of approximately MGBP 1.7 with good profitability.

“Safety Technology complements Cresto Group’s already strong position in the UK, primarily in the utilities and wind power sectors. The company’s successful establishment in the US also creates good conditions for further growth in North America “, says Patrik Malterling, CEO of Cresto Group.

“We are very much looking forward to joining Cresto Group, and to jointly continue to drive development in safety at heights and rescue, says the majority seller Bob Dickens. “We have known Cresto Group and its management team for many years, and our companies have similar corporate cultures and the same passion for safety at heights. “

Closing takes effect immediately.

Helsingborg, 16 November 2021

For Cresto Group press enquiries, please contact:

Patrik Malterling, CEO, Tel: +46 705 38 38 83

Johanna Ny, Marketing, Tel: +46 72 516 70 95

For STL USA press enquiries, please contact:

Ben Dickens, VP North America (512) 661-2570