Wind Tower Safety and Rescue Training


Our Wind Tower Safety and Rescue Training is a 32 hour course presented over 4 consecutive days. The training is designed specifically for people working in the wind energy industry, and presents the specialized climbing and rescue skills necessary to be a competent climber and rescuer. Beginning with the fundamentals of fall protection, students learn required industry and government safety standards. Through classroom presentation and hands on practice, participants learn safe and efficient climbing techniques using a variety of fall protection devices. The course also teaches the various methods of rescue and evacuation, when working on wind turbines. As with all of our training programs, we customize the content of our courses to fit any of your specific requirements. The course format includes a mix of classroom presentation and hands on field training with the majority of time spent in the field demonstrating and practicing fall protection methods, and safe work and rescue techniques. Our courses are fast moving and interactive requiring a high degree of commitment and energy from each student.

Written exams and skills observation are used to evaluate students during the training. Upon successful completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of training, which is valid for 3 years from the date of training.

Each student should be equipped with basic fall protection gear to participate in the course. This includes: climbing boots, full body work harness (attachment points at dorsal, sternal, front waist and 2 lateral recommended), approved helmet, a twin leg shock absorbing lanyard, and a work positioning device. Your company or organization should provide and assortment of webbing, and rope to be used during the program. ETI will provide any specialized rescue equipment for the training. We can provide additional training equipment as necessary. ETI offers a source of fall protection and climbing gear, and can assist the organizations we train with gear purchases. Information regarding required gear and equipment will be provided well in advance of the training.

The course content is listed below:

The Basics Of Fall Protection

  • Understanding Fall Hazards
  • OSHA/ANSI/CSA Fall Protection Standards
  • Fall Hazard Assessment
  • Developing A Site Specific Safety Plan
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Equipment Inspection and Logging
  • The Physics of Falling
  • Calculating Total Fall Distance
  • Swing Fall Hazards
  • Essential knots

Preventing Falls

  • Eliminate The Fall Hazard
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Work Positioning Device Systems
  • Ladder Safety Systems

The Wind Energy Environment

  • Identifying Areas Where Fall Protection Is Needed
  • Erecting, Maintaining, and Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  • General Site Safety
  • Working In Confined Spaces
  • Weather Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Turbine Evacuation Techniques

Arresting Falls

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
  • Certified and Non-Certified Anchors
  • Harnesses, Lanyards and Connectors
  • Shock Absorbers and Deceleration Devices
  • Rope Grabs, Ascenders and Descenders
  • Horizontal Lifelines
  • Vertical Lifelines
  • Self Retracting Lifelines

Post Fall Rescue Techniques

  • Anticipated Medical Problems
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Reaching The Victim
  • Rescue From Above and Below
  • Quick and Practical Rescue Techniques
  • Pickoff Techniques
  • Using a Jigger
  • The Assisted Rappel
  • Complex Rescues
  • Working Together As a Team

Organizational Safety

  • Developing Site Specific Safety Plans
  • Know Your Resources
  • Pre-planning For Emergencies
  • Communications
  • Training Plan

Course Cost

The course cost is variable depending upon the number of participants, and the location. Contact our office for a price quote.

Scheduling A Course

We specialize in on-site training services. Courses are scheduled on a contract basis and can be conducted in any suitable location where an adequate classroom and facilities are available for training purposes. Scheduling a course is according to our availability. We can work with groups as small as 3 and as large as 25. Contact our office for detailed information about scheduling a training program for your organization.

email: info@etisurvival.com

Enviro-Tech International
P.O. Box 2135
Montrose, CO 81402
(970)249-7590

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