GWO training

M_5_2_017_RopeAccessFromAboveSafety is a top priority for companies operating in the field of global wind industry. The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has been founded in order to ensure a better and safer working environment.

The aim of the GWO is to reduce any health and safety hazards that threaten the wind industry personnel on a working site by the means of setting overall standards for the training of the safety and emergency procedures.

The training center IQTC offers an opportunity to everyone, who works or plans to work in the field of the wind industry or any similar field that is connected with working on heights, to participate in the internationally approved training for working on heights.

GWO Basic Technical Training ( BTT)

GWO BTT Mechanical Module

Target audience:

The Basic Technical Training modules are targeted at candidates who have no previous experience of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems but may also be used to up skill candidates who have some knowledge but not of their application in wind turbines.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this BTT Mechanical Module is to give the Delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic mechanical tasks (supervised by an experienced technician), using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

Course content:

  • Main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines
  • Risks and hazards associated with mechanics
  • Principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection
  • Practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools
  • Correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools
  • Principles of a gearbox
  • Functions of the brake systems and it’s inspection
  • Functions of the yaw system and it’s inspection
  • Functions of the cooling system and it’s inspection
  • Functions of the lubrication system and it’s inspection

GWO BTT Electrical Module

Target audience:

The Basic Technical Training modules are targeted at candidates who have no previous experience of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems but may also be used to up skill candidates who have some knowledge but not of their application in wind turbines.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this BTT Electrical Module is to give the Delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

Course content:

  • Basics of electricity
  • Risks and hazards associated with electrical work
  • Functions and symbol of electrical components
  • Functions of different types of sensors
  • Simple electrical diagram and its assembling on a circuit
  • Correct and safe measurements

GWO BTT Hydraulic Module

Target audience:

The Basic Technical Training modules are targeted at candidates who have no previous experience of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems but may also be used to up skill candidates who have some knowledge but not of their application in wind turbines.

The aim of the course:

The aim of the BTT Hydraulic Module is to give the Delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic hydraulic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician), using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

Course content:

  • Basics of hydraulics
  • Risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
  • Functions of different types of pumps and checking start/stop pressure of a pump
  • Functions of different types of actuators
  • Functions of different types of valves
  • Functions of accumulators and checking and precharge them
  • Functions of different types of sensors
  • Identification of the components which transfer the oil
  • Handling of oil procedures
  • Identification of different components on a hydraulic diagram
  • Measuring the hydraulic pressure accurately

GWO BTT Full course

Target audience:

The Basic Technical Training modules are targeted at candidates who have no previous experience of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems but may also be used to up skill candidates who have some knowledge but not of their application in wind turbines.

The aim of the module:

This BTT Training shall enable Delegates to be able to perform basic hydraulics, mechanical and electrical tasks under the supervision of an experienced technician.

Includes modules:

  • GWO BTT Mechanical Module
  • GWO BTT Electrical Module
  • GWO BTT Hydraulic Module 

Validity:

The Basic Technical Training is an enduring qualification and therefore a validity period does not apply to this training. If there is an extended period of absence from applying the skills, retraining and recertification may be required according to national legislation and company policy.

 

 

GWO Basic Safety Training ( BST)

GWO BST Working at Heights / Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Working at Heights Module certificates.

The aim of the course:

To give the participants the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to use basic PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment in accordance with BST Module Working at Heights.

Course content:

  • Hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator (WTG)
  • Current national legislation regarding working at heights
  • Identification of PPE, including identification of European/Global standard markings e.g. harness, hard hat, lanyards, etc.
  • Inspect, service, store and correctly fit relevant PPE, e.g. harness, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arrest lanyards and work positioning lanyards
  • Use of the relevant PPE, e.g. harnesses fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards. This includes correct identification of anchor points and correct conduct on ladder
  • Use of evacuation devices
  • How to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently

GWO BST First Aid / Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST First Aid Module certificates.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this course is to administer safe and effective First Aid in the wind turbine industry/ wind turbine generator (WTG) environment, in accordance with GWO First Aid training through theoretical and practical training. The Basic Safety Training is designed to provide personnel with the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in the global wind industry. It is designed to accommodate personnel working both onshore and offshore.

Course content:

  • The importance of carrying out First Aid in a safe and sound manner, in accordance with the legislative requirements of the geographic location and according to European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines
  • Identification and explanation of normal function, normal signs and symptoms of serious and minor injuries and illness related to the human body
  • Understanding and correct order of management in an emergency situation in a wind turbine generator (WTG) environment
  • Correct use of lifesaving First Aid using the Primary Survey A – B – C
  • Correct use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Correct use of Ordinary First Aid, the Secondary Survey
  • Correct use of First Aid equipment in a First Aid scenario

GWO BST Manual Handling /Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Manual Handling certificates.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this Module is to give the participants awareness through theoretical and practical training to encourage positive Manual Handling behaviour and perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment, in accordance with GWO Manual Handling.

Course content:

  • The importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of geographic work location
  • Identification aspects of the job tasks that could increase the risk of developing muscular/ skeletal injuries
  • Safe practises of Manual Handling, including the correct handling of equipment
  • Identification of signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor Manual Handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods
  • Problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a wind turbine environment
  • Manual Handling risk reduction techniques

GWO BST Fire Awareness /Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Fire Awareness Module certificates.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this course is to give the participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel to ensure that all people are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire and, if it is judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held firefighting equipment.

Course content:

  • The development and spread of fire
  • The causes of fires in wind turbines and the related dangers
  • Identification of any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
  • The contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures
  • Correct actions for discovering a fire including correct use and fire extinguishing using firefighting equipment in a WTG

GWO BST Sea Survival /Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working offshore in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Sea Survival Module certificates.

The aim of the course:

To give the participants the basic knowledge and skills, by theoretical and practical training, to act safely and take the correct preventive actions in all aspects of offshore operations from shore to installation vessel or WTG and vice versa, both during normal operation and in an emergency in an offshore wind energy environment.

Course content:

  • Dangers and symptoms related to hypothermia and drowning
  • The advantages and limitations of the different Life Saving Appliances (LSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Personal Fall Protective Equipment (PFPE) commonly used in the offshore wind energy industry and ability to wear and use them accordingly
  • Risks related to transfers (dynamic/static – static/dynamic)
  • Safe transfer from vessel to dock and vessel to foundation
  • Emergency and safety procedures on installations, vessels and WTG
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Recovery and First Aid treatment of a “man over board”
  • Evacuation from a mock WTG to the water by means of rescue device
  • Individual and collective survival techniques at sea

GWO BST Onshore /Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain or refresh their GWO BST Onshore Full course certificates.

Onshore Full course insludes modules:

  • Working at height
  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Fire Awareness

Onshore Refresher course insludes modules:

  • Working at height refresh
  • First aid refresh
  • Manual handling refresh
  • Fire Awareness refresh

GWO BST Offshore /Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain or refresh their GWO BST Offshore Full course certificates.

Offshore Full course insludes modules:

  • Working at height
  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Fire Awareness
  • Sea Survival

Offshore Refresher course insludes modules:

  • Working at height refresh
  • First aid refresh
  • Manual handling refresh
  • Fire Awareness refresh
  • Sea Survival refresh

Did you know?

The following five points are outlined by the HSE. As part of the Work at Height Regulations, you must ensure:

  • All work at height is properly planned and organised
  • All those involved in work at height are competent
  • All the risks from work at height are assessed, and appropriate work equipment is selected and used
  • The risks of working on or near fragile surfaces are properly managed
  • The equipment used for work at height is properly inspected and maintained
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005


    Specific training

    Personnel performing maintenance and repair shall be able to do their operations in compliance with all the conditions of security and fail-safety at work, so they must have had special trainings and instructions.


    Application

    Apply to the courses by filling in a registration form or contact us directly info@iqtc-riga.eu.