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Who is this course for?
This Working at Height - Wind Energy training course is suitable for any personnel who require an understanding of how to use basic personal fall protection equipment within the wind energy industry.
Is previous experience required?
No previous experience is required to complete this course.
How will this course benefit me?
By making you aware of the hazards and risks posed by work at height activities and a generic overview of how to inspect equipment before use and fit appropriate personal fall protection equipment (PFPE).
How will this course benefit my company?
By improving safety at the worksite by ensuring that personnel are aware of the hazards and risks posed by work at height activities and have a generic overview of how to inspect equipment before use.
What standards are referred to in this course?
The Health and Safety at Work Act
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
Working at Height
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
European National Standards
American National Standards Institute
Is there an assessment?
• Recognise that work at height and fall protection equipment is subject to national and international standards and regulations
• Identify the duties placed on employers and employees
• Identify the hazards associated with working at height
• Recognise the importance of proper planning and risk assessment
• Identify how to work safely and reduce the risk of injury from dropped objects in and around wind turbines
• Identify the different types of equipment and personal fall protection equipment used for work at height
• Recognise the importance of pre-use checks and how these should be carried out
• Recognise the importance of selecting the correct type of lanyard and anchor points
• Identify the importance of wearing a harness correctly
• Recognise the importance of maintaining and documenting equipment
• Identify the importance of periodic and interim inspections
• Recall what is meant by the terms ‘fall clearance’ and ‘fall factor’
• Identify rescue and evacuation equipment
• Recognise what actions to take in an emergency
• Recognise the impact that human factors can have on accidents and incidents
• Identify the steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of accidents and incidents occurring
• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size – none
• Audio – requires device speaker or headphones
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