Wind Turbine

Climbing and Rescue

Certification

Wind Turbine

Climbing and Rescue

Certification

This Wind Turbine Climbing and Rescue Certification course is designed for technicians who are required to access and work on wind turbine structures.

 

Students will gain intensive hands-on experience with wind turbines including the elements of safety systems, equipment selection and inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, and emergency procedures.

DESCRIPTION

COURSE OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES

 

The wind energy industry is growing significantly and safety concerns continue to rise, particularly with regard to climbing techniques and potential rescue situations.

 

Wind turbine technicians can face many unique challenges when performing a rescue, including: confined spaces, electrical hazards, varying platforms and ladder systems, fires, and more.

 

Does your organization have a documented fall protection and rescue plan that is effective for potential emergency situations?

 

This is a 2-day comprehensive prevention and fall protection wind turbine course, designed around various rescue scenarios that may occur within a wind turbine.

 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the Safety One Certification and will be able to:

  • Perform equipment selection and inspection
  • Understand and use fall protection systems and rescue procedures
  • Prepare, evaluate, and update planned rescue procedures

COURSE DURATION: Two Days (16 hours)

CLASS SIZE: Maximum 8 (1 Instructor)

AUDIENCE & PREREQUISITES

AUDIENCE

 

This Wind Turbine Competent Climbing & Rescue course is designed for students who work at height on wind turbines, i.e.

  • Wind turbine installation/maintenance worker
  • Wind turbine technicians working in or on top of the nacelle

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE

 

No formal prerequisites for this course.

REGULATIONS & STANDARDS

OSHA

 

This course meets the requirements of OSHA Regulation.

 

A substantial portion of the Standard Fall Protection Safety & Rescue Certification training covers OSHA certification topics such as

  • OSHA 1910 and 1926 safety requirements
  • The physics of falls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fall protection concepts and safety equipment
  • Treatment of frequently encountered tower injuries
  • Documentation
  • Rescue deployment options

ANSI/ASSE

 

ANSI/ASSE Z359

OTHER STANDARDS

 

BS EN 50308:2004
AWEA (American Wind Energy Association)

COURSE OUTLINE

OUTLINE FOR THIS COURSE

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Industry regulations and standards
  • Industry best practices
  • Confined space considerations
  • Preferred hierarchy of fall protection
  • Understanding fall protection vs. work positioning systems
  • Fall clearances and fall factors/forces
  • Equipment use and inspection
  • Rescue and evacuation protocol
  • Vertical lifeline systems
  • Suspension trauma-proper patient packaging and treatments
  • Proper anchoring identification and criteria methods
  • Automatic Descent Control Devices
  • Personal escape and rescue systems
  • Rescue Knots
  • Victim raising and transfer methods
  • Ladder Rescues
  • Job briefings and site hazards
  • Fall recovery and rescue-scenario based

COURSE MATERIALS

 

Students will receive the Safety One Wind Turbine Climbing & Rescue Student Manual and other materials necessary for the course.

COURSE TESTIMONIALS

STUDENT/EMPLOYER TESTIMONIALS

 

This course was well designed and gave our crew the knowledge and skills needed to work safely and rescue from various locations in the specific turbines on our site.

Everything was perfect! Honestly this has been one of our best training experience ever – a lot of knowledge and respect. Safety One is a great company with wonderful people!” — A. Flores

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We Also Bring the Course to You

 

For companies that have five or more employees that need safety certification, Safety One offers all open enrollment courses and customized fall protection trainings at the client’s site.

 

By tailoring a training course to your site and your staff, we are able to address specific issues unique to your business needs and resolve fall protection hazards in and around your facility.

 

In addition, there is cost savings by reducing employee down time.