Wind Turbine – Safe Access and Work

Aim

This program provides competency to identify hazards associated with wind turbines at
heights and implement basic site procedures in order to work safely.

Description

This program provides an overview of safe systems of work on a wind turbine
using the risk management hierarchy of controls. It is introductory
only and may require supplementary training to meet the needs of
varying sites and work methods. This course is typically for persons who will work within defined systems at heights on a wind turbine. The course provides awareness and an appreciation of the requirements for emergency and rescue/recovery procedures of persons at heights. The course can be customised to include
site specific information in the planning phase.

Duration

1 Day

Unit/s of Competence

Accreditation

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a
Risk Response + Rescue Certificate and a Nationally Recognised
Statement of Attainment.

Course Content

  • Legislation, policy, and height safety contexts.
  • General wind farm safety.
  • Overview of access methods and safety systems.
  • Overview of ladder safety systems.
  • Introduction to work positioning systems.
  • Risk management overview.
  • Selection, use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Science of heights and anchors.
  • Fall prevention measures.
  • Considerations for emergency and recovery procedures.

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course although
participants should ensure they do not suffer from vertigo (dizziness
at heights) or acrophobia (fear of heights). Suitable level of fitness and agility for extended climbing on ladderways.

Assessment

Participants must be able to implement height safety procedures,
identify hazards and risks and detail safe work requirements. They must
also be able to operate whilst wearing safety equipment and explain
emergency response and rescue procedures relevant to a wind energy environment.

Max Course Size

8

Supervision Ratio

1:8

Compliance with Legislation, Standards and Codes

  • Relevant State or Territory Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • AS/NZS 1891 Industrial Fall Arrest Systems and Devices,
  • AS/NZS ISO 31000-2009 Risk Management
  • National┬áCode of Practice 2008 ? Prevention of Falls in General Construction
  • WorkCover Publications and Guides

Course Material

Each participant will receive a Risk Response + Rescue learner resource kit.