GWO’s Basic Working at Height Course – What to Know
One of the most crucial parts of being a worker in a wind farm is that you must be comfortable with working high above the ground. Working at Heights is included in the Global Wind Organisation’s training programme, as every worker needs to understand the safety procedures associated with working at such a perilous altitude.
On top of being able to perform the required repairs and maintenance work, they also need to know how to move at height and how to keep themselves calm throughout the process.
Why is the Working at Heights course important?
Safety should always be a priority for organisations that deal with any type of dangerous materials or working conditions. GWO’s Basic Working at Heights course will help to ensure that every worker knows how to stay safe in such conditions while being able to perform their assigned tasks at the same time.
When an accident occurs at a wind farm, it will reflect on the entire wind industry, not just that specific facility. Therefore, it’s essential that the entire turbine industry comes together to create a uniform set of standards for all of its members.
What to expect from a Working at Heights course:
A Working at Heights course will focus on the safety units of the wind turbine system when you’re at a high altitude. The course material also includes the evacuation procedure in case of fire, or other incidents
It will also teach the workers how to take care of protective equipment and maintenance while also ensuring that they are familiarised with crisis aid on a wind turbine.
Listed below are several other safety courses provided by the GWO:
// First Aid
It’s vital that workers at a wind turbine are able to help their colleagues in case of an accident or an emergency, which is the intention of the First Aid course. It will teach the workers both the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for the first aid process.
// Manual Handling
Every worker in a wind farm needs to understand how to stay safe and healthy in the workplace. The main focus of the Manual Handling course is to ensure that workers know how to perform heavy lifts and dangerous manoeuvres in a safe manner in order to prevent injuries and accidents.
// Fire Awareness
Fire is always a risk when you work on a wind farm since you will have to deal with high-powered electrical items. The Fire Awareness Course will train workers to prevent fires and put them out safely if necessary. They will also be taught how to make the appropriate judgment calls in the of fire. Employees will also learn to keep themselves calm in the face of crisis.
// Sea Survival
Some wind farms are located offshore, so it’s crucial that workers understand how to stay safe at sea. These courses will include preventative measures to prevent accidents and what to do in emergency situations.