Rotor blade inspection

Target audience:

A person who works or plans to work in the wind industry and perform the identification and inspection of rotor blade damage, understands the causes of blade damage, is able to identify, document and perform simple repairs in accordance with occupational safety requirements and regulations.

The aim of the course:

The aim of the course is to enable the participants to support and care for themselves and others working in the wind industry by possessing the knowledge, skills and attitude of rotor blade  inspection. The course is intended as an entry-level course. Course participants will be able to inspect the rotor blades, document damage. Participants will not be required to make repairs to key blade construction elements such as gaskets, plugs and carbon fiber.

Course content:

  • Work instructions and risk assessment
  • Occupational health and safety hazards specific to wind energy facilities and activities
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – requirements, selection, inspection
  • Blades – operating principles, design, structure, sections
  • Aerodynamics and its optimization
  • Defects and damages in composite wind turbine blades
  • Risks, hazards and implications of a lightning strike
  • Lightning protection system, protection and measurements 
  • Rotor blade inspection types
  • Introduction to documentation and checklist
  • Generic Inspection Standard
  • Data collection, registration 
  • Correct completion of the Inspection report
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