Wind Turbine Generator Safety Rules

Course Particulars

Course Code: WAHA/WTG-WTGSR101

Duration: 1 Days

Student/Instructor Ratio: 8:1

Training Compliance: HSA, HSA, OSHA.

Working AT Height – Academy ™  are proud to introduce our Wind Turbine Generator Safety Rules course for your convenience.

Course Aim the Wind Turbine Safety Rules are a model template of rules and procedures to help formalise a safe system of work to manage the significant risks associated with wind turbines.

They have been developed by wind farm owners and operators for the purpose of achieving both General Safety and Safety from the System – a process that safeguards persons from the mechanical and LV electrical hazards on equipment that had not been isolated, blocked or de-energised.

The WTSRs are the Safety Management System in place in the majority of wind farms in the UK and Ireland and they are acknowledged by the HSE in the UK as the “best practice” system of safety management.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the reasons why the Wind Turbine Safety Rules exist
  • Discuss the elements of “The System” and identify its boundary points
  • Explain the relationship between General Safety and System Inherent Danger
  • Describe the five stages of managing a task under the Wind Turbine Safety Rules
  • Understand the principles of safety precautions required to achieve safety from the system
  • Name the documents used to manage safety under the Wind Turbine Safety Rules
  • Identify the nominated / authorised roles detailed in the Wind Turbine Safety Rules

 Course Outline

  • Definition of The System (Plant and LV Apparatus) and its boundaries
  • The Wind Turbine Safety Rules Policy, Philosophy and Principles
  • General Safety Provisions
  • The Basic Safety Rules and Precautions
  • General Procedures and Keys
  • Approved Written Procedures (AWPs)
  • Routine Operating Procedures (ROPs)
  • Responsibilities of Persons:
    • Authorised Technicians
    • Authorising Engineer
    • Competent Technician
    • Operational Controller
    • Selected Persons
  • Wind Turbine Safety Rules Definitions
  • Management Instructions & Support Procedures


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

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

Additional Information

No 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 knowledge 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 Wind Turbine Safety Rules.

Assessment Method

  1. 40 Multiple Choice Questions.
  2. Practical Skills Assessment

IMS Ref: 5.9.TC.7.7.8

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