Confined Space Entry & Rescue

Course Particulars

Course Code: WAHA/WTG-CSER1003

Duration: 3 Days

Student/Instructor Ratio: 8:1

Training Compliance: HSA, HSA, OSHA.

Working AT Height – Academy ™  are proud to introduce our Wind Turbine Generator Confined Space and Rescue Course for your convenience.

Course Aim: In this course delegates will be able to put him/herself and colleagues to safety during possible dangerous environmental conditions that a confined space pose, Delegates will learn the hazards posed by equipment, gasses & hazards that are within the basement, Hub and Rotor Blade of a Wind Turbine Generator .

Learning Outcome

  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate the required knowledge of what is deemed as a confined space.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate the skills to risk assess, prior to entry and what measures need to be taken in the event of emergency evacuation.
  • Candidates will be able to identify whether a space is a confined space or will become a confined space because of the work to be carried out.
  • Candidates will be able to Identify measures to avoid entry.
  • Candidates will be able to calculate the amount of time it takes to ventilate the space using forced air equipment.
  • Candidates will be able to complete the necessary paperwork for a confined space entry.
  • Candidates will be able to test the atmosphere within a confined space.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate safe entry to procedures into the Hub, Rotor Blade and Basement.
  • Candidates will be able to complete both entry and non-entry rescue scenarios assessments.

Course Outline

  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Hazards
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal safety
  • Site specific written confined space entry program requirements (when available)
  • Hazard assessment review for make and model of turbines on site
  • Management of confined space entry hazards
  • Selection and correct use of appropriate PPE
  • Discussion of chemical exposures and air purifying respirators used on site
  • Roles and responsibilities Entry
  • LOTO requirements
  • Gas monitor operation workshop
  • Ventilation system workshop
  • Permit entry procedures
  • Practice entries into actual or simulated spaces


  • Organization and command of a confined space rescue team
  • Rescue preplanning
  • Patient packaging and extrication workshop
  • Self-rescue scenario
  • Non-entry rescue retrieval scenario
  • Hub Entry Rescue
  • Blade Entry Rescue
  • Calculating the ventilation rate of a confined space
  • Ventilating a space with forced air equipment
  • Entry rescue training scenarios
  • Written Test


All Delegates will be evaluated in accordance with local legislation and Guidelines on the main objectives for sea survival training. 

Working at Height limited practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by a basic foundation is established and through reaffirmation and confirmation additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

 All training in conducted in accordance with:

  • Health & Safety Authority – Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 – Ireland
  • European Agency for Safety & Health at Work – Framework Directive (89/391EEC) – European Union
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration USA
  • Health and Safety Executive UK
  • ISO 29990:2010 Learning Services for non-formal education and training – International
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management

Course duration: This is a three-day course for experienced trainers with an existing training qualification.

Additional Information

Certified PPE is required for this course.

Course Participation Method

In-Person only

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for any person entering a Wind Turbine Generator as part of their day-to-day work. This course has the minimum basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in Wind Turbine Generators.

Certification & Assessment

Delegates who successfully complete the course will receive a Working at Height Limited Certificate in Wind Turbine Generator Confined Space Entry & Rescue.

Assessment Method

  1. 20 Multiple Choice Questions.
  2. Practical Skills Assessment

IMS Ref: 5.9.TC.7.7.5

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