GWO Blade Repair is now available from the Global Wind Organisation and training providers are aligning their Blade Repair Courses with this standard.
The GWO Blade Repair Standard has been developed in response to the demand for recognisable blade repair training in the industry. It has been prepared in cooperation with the members of GWO based on specific risk assessments, data from incident and accident statistics pertaining to the installation, service and maintenance of blades on wind turbine generators and wind power plants.
Blade Repair and Inspection
Training in accordance with this standard will enable delegates to support and care for themselves and others working in the wind industry by possessing the knowledge and skills of composite inspection and repair work. Upon completion of the GWO Blade Repair training course, delegates will be able to work safely with composite materials while conducting inspection and basic blade repair procedures, thereby supporting an overall improvement of the safety for personnel with job functions focusing on composite repair work and inspection in the wind industry.
- Health and safety legislation and guidelines
- Risk Assessments and method statements
- Correct terms, definitions and abbreviations used
- Explanation of safe handling of material’s
- Basic fill, sand and paint repair techniques
- Composites and blade materials, fibre’s, resins, core materials.
- Blade construction and various blade structures, including reinforcement structure
- Processes involved in wet lay up of laminate by hand, vacuum consolidation,
- Root causes for damages and defects to blade’s
- General preventative maintenance principles and recording systems
- Grading and damage reporting levels
- Field craft
- Fill and fair
- Grinding and Sanding
|Entry Requirements:||Minimum age 18. Medical declaration required to attend. Must be fluent in English for safety reasons, a translator can be provider at cost.|
|Instructor ratio:||1:12 / 1:6|
|Assessment:||Theoretical and practical|