Wind turbines are complex and potentially dangerous machines, so it’s important for anyone who is going to be working on or around them to have the appropriate training to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Wind turbine technicians and other personnel who work with wind turbines typically undergo specialized training to learn about the unique hazards associated with these machines, as well as the best practices for working safely with them.
Some of the key reasons why training is important for individuals who work with wind turbines include:
Safety: As mentioned above, working with wind turbines can be dangerous, so it’s important to have the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent accidents and injuries. Proper training can help individuals understand the potential hazards associated with wind turbines and how to avoid them.
Compliance: Many organisations that set safety standards and regulations require that people who work on wind turbines get specific training.
Efficiency: Proper training can help individuals work more efficiently and effectively with wind turbines, reducing downtime and improving overall productivity.
The purpose of the Wind Limited Access (WLA) modules is to provide minimum safety training for onshore and offshore wind farm personnel who are here on supervised visits infrequently (visit, inspect or observe – no more than 6 times per year). The training provides the minimum knowledge and skills required to safely visit and temporarily stay, move around onshore and offshore wind farms under the supervision of at least two experienced GWO BST trained person.