GWO Blade Repair is now available from the Global Wind Organisation and training providers are aligning their Blade Repair Courses with this standard.
Safer At Work are aligning their current Blade Repair syllabus with GWO and are pleased to announce the Stage 1 audit for approval has been completed and Stage 2 is imminent. On this note we can now take early interest in course attendance for the start of 2020.
If you are interested in GWO Blade Repair and attending our first courses with early booking discounts and a whole host of benefits of attending a course at Safer At Work then please contact us. We anticapte the February 2020 and March 2020 GWO Blade Reapir courses to be booked very fast.
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|