Work at Height & Rescue

Course Particulars

Course Code: WAHA/WTG-WAHR1003

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 Work at Height and Rescue Course for your convenience.

The work at height and rescue training course is a 3 day course.  It covers a range of topics in order to give the learner confidence to risk assess, climbing methods, prokpocitioning for verticle tasks and perform emergency rescue within a wind turbine workplace.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for people who wish to receive the theory and practical skills required to carry out work at height and rescue tasks. 

Course Aim:  This course designed to provide personnel with the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in Wind Turbine Generators and to meet emergency response training requirements. This two-day training course (one of four modules) focuses on the access and egress conditions of a Wind Turbine Generators environment. Following this lesson plan for working at height and Rescue, participants receive the necessary knowledge and skills through theory and practical training to use basic PPE and perform safe work at height and safe comprehensive rescue from heights in a remote Wind Turbine Generator environment.

Learning Outcome

  • knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at height, specific to the environment,
  • understanding of current national legislation regarding work at heights,
  • correct identification of PPE (including identification of all legislated labeling and markings),
  • knowledge and skills necessary to correctly inspect, maintain, store, and don the relevant PPE,
  • demonstrate the first principles (correct use) of the relevant PPE, including identification of correct anchor points and correct ladder conduct,
  • the correct use on evacuation devices
  • how to approach rescue situations in wind turbines and use rescue equipment efficiently.

Course Outline

  • Relevant Legislation
  • Regulations: Fall Arrest Systems, Work Restraint Systems & Ladders
  • Working at Height Hazards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • A, B, Cs of Fall Protection
  • Equipment Categories & Fall Factors
  • Fall Arrest Vs. Fall Restraint Systems
  • Selecting, Fitting & Using Equipment
  • Equipment Care, Inspection & Records paperwork
  • Height Emergencies & Suspension Syndrome
  • Rescue Plans
  • Fixed Ladder Safety

Practical Skills

  • Wind Turbine Safety
  • Work Positioning & Work Restraint
  • Delegates must demonstrate the safe use Fall Arrest and Limited Fall Arrest Use
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Evacuation form the Nacelle
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Evacuation for the Tower
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Evacuation from the Roof of a wind turbine generator
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Rescue on a Vertical Ladder (Both Ladder well and Outside Ladder well)
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Rescue from Yaw deck
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe Roof top over the Edge Rescue (Known as Rescue the Unreachable)
  • Delegates must demonstrate safe knowledge and skills for Deviation Rescues in the tower and the Nacelle.

Rescue Kits

This course be taught using either of: Automatic Controlled Rate Decent Device (ACRDD) and Manually Controlled Rate Decent (MCRDD).

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 there 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 and to meet emergency response training requirements.

Certification & Assessment

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

Assessment Method

  1. 20 Multiple Choice Questions.
  2. Practical Safe Working Assessment
  3. Practical Climbing Skills Completion.
  4. Practical Rescue Skills Completion.
  5. Ladder & PPE Inspection Assessment.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered by a QQI Certified instructor, Ofqual Certified Instructor, Rope Access Instructor, Rope Rescue Instructor, MSA-Safety Instructor in Fall Protection Instruction and holds the relevant competencies in each rescue device being trained.

Compliance A Regulation

All Working at Height Limited Programs for Work at Height & Rescue are fully compliant to;

  • ISO 10333 Fall Protection Parts: 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • ISO 22159: 2007 Personal protective equipment against falls from height – Descending Devices.
  • ISO 22846-1:2003 Personal protective equipment against falls – Rope Access Systems – Part 1 Fundamental Principles for a system of work.
  • ISO 22846-2:2012 Personal protective equipment against falls – Rope Access Systems – Rope Access Systems – Part 2 Code of Practice.
  • ISO 50001 – Risk Assessment.
  • ISO1128-2003 Ergonomics Parts: 1,2,3
  • MSA- Safety Work at Height fall Protection.
  • ANSI Z359 Fall Protection
  • EN795 Anchor Devices
  • EN361 Full Body Harness
  • BS EN 363:2018 Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • EN 1808: Suspended Access Equipment

IMS Ref: 5.9.TC.7.7.1

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