Duration: 2 Day.
Audience: Any person within the wind energy sector who has the need to access areas of a wind turbine generator either onshore or offshore.
Course Aim: To provide practical experience and education for safe access and egress of a wind turbine generator using PPE that protects against a fall. This will also include self evacuation from the turbine and rescue of an injured colleague.
Pre Use inspection of work at height PPE
Appropriate use and donning of a work at height harness
Using work restraint, work positioning & fall arrest equipment
Understanding the severity of falls whilst using PPE
Understanding & managing suspension intolerance
Understanding the hierarchy of fall control measures
Identifying work at height & turbine specific hazards
Using self evacuation techniques
Operating lifting and lowering rescue equipment
Practical rescue scenarios using all learned techniques
Prerequisites: Reasonable level of health, fitness and aptitude.
Max. Ratio: 6 Delegates to 1 instructor.
Certification Expiry: This certificate is valid for a maximum of 2 years subject to maintenance of skill level.
Throughout the course, the student will be continually assessed and expected to complete a written and practical examination.
Only on successful completion of the whole course and examination will the candidate be issued with a certificate of competency.
This course is designed and delivered using BS8454 (code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue), IRATA international code of practice and equipment manufacturers technical instructions.