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Wind Safety Training

Description:

Modules include:


  • Introduction to Wind Turbine Generators
  • Wind Turbine Safety Rules
  • Related Legislation and Regulations
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Risk Assessment
  • Electrical Risks, including Arc Flash and Lock Out Tag Out
  • OSHA 10 hour training for General Industry (modules picked by AWEA)
  • First Aid including Personal Survival, Hypothermia, Frostbite, CPR, AED, Airway Management, and Casualty Management
  • Basic Fire Prevention and Portable Extinguisher Training
  • Working at Height
  • Climbing and Rescue Equipment
  • Personal Protection Equipment: Use and Inspection
  • Fall Protection, Fall Restraint, and Work Positioning Strategies
  • Access to: Blade, Tower, Hub, Nacelle
  • Basic Turbine Rescue and Evacuation
  • External Roof Work and Rescue from over the edge
  • Rescue from Hub Interior
  • Rescues from Ladders
  • Rescue from Free Space
  • Suspension Trauma Awareness
  • Rigging and Crane Signals (Under Development)
  • Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Rescue

Portions of our program focus on hands-on training on our 40 foot indoor climbing facility:

  • Working at Heights
  • Safe Climbing and Work Positioning
  • Simulated Nacelle Evacuation and Rescue
  • Hub Rescue Techniques
  • Access Ladders and Rescue Techniques
  • Rescue from Suspension
  • Movement of Casualties In and Around the Nacelle
  • Casualty Management and Basic First Aid
  • Use of Portable Rescue Devices
  • Operation of Ladder-Mounted Climb Assistance Machine


Although certification is not yet required by U.S. or state government, it is required by many OEM's, contractors, and insurance agencies that cover individuals working on a wind farm site. Our course is accredited by Renewable UK, a British trade association for that countries wind and marine energy industries, and is valid for two years.


    Admission to the Program

      The Wind Safety Training Program accepts students into the program by using a screening process which aligns with the requirements of industry employers.

  • Satisfactory performance during the Climb Test.


  • When employment is established, applicant must have the ability to travel up to 95% of the time.


  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.


  • Medically Fit: A Physician's Statement must verify the candidate is able to:

  • 1. Work in an indoor or outdoor environment in adverse and extreme weather conditions, and within confined spaces, cold weather, heat, wind, pollen, dust, grasses, and weeds.
    2. Use close range radios for communication.
    3. Move and manipulate up to 50 pounds.
    4. Demonstrate visual acuity which includes depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colors.

  • Experience in a mechanical or electrical field of work: This criterion is typically satisfied through verifiable paid work experience in a field where the use of tools, mechanical and/or electrical equipment is required. Experience as an intern, participation in an educational program, apprenticeship and other experiential work will be considered.


    • Required Items for course:
    • Classroom:

    • Work clothing
      Safety footwear

    • Practical:

    • Work clothing
      Foul weather clothing
      Safety footwear
      If you bring you own PPE it will be inspected by the instructors to ensure that it is fit for use.

      Discount of 10% available for multiple registrations from the same company.


This course is not currently scheduled. Please email us at workforcetraining@grcc.edu for information about the next offering or if you are a business looking for customized training.






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