We often hear the phrase “I have got all my GWO’s but I can’t seem to get a start”, or “Can anyone help my friend get a start in wind they have just gone and got all their GWO’s”.
The truth is you ideally need a trade behind you as well as the basic training.
To try and help with this Certex UK are offering a free Turbine Mounted Safety Equipment examination course. This is one of the first steps that could set you on a path to become a statutory inspection engineer and will give you something extra to add to your CV making you more appealing to employers.
To qualify for this free training you just need to have your GWO’s, be actively looking for a start in the industry, and ideally have an engineering background.
The course will be held in Great Yarmouth and lasts for two days, date to be confirmed. Please use the enquiry form at the bottom of this page to register your interest.
The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth overview of the inspection of Turbine Mounted Safety Equipment (TMSE) as required by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and defines where each regulation would apply.
Additionally, the course reviews the requirements of other relevant legislation and looks at the documentation required, and various inspection techniques used. It also explains why Turbines have certain equipment, their uses, and the importance of having regular inspections.
- Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)
- Vertical Fall Protection Systems – Wire & Rail
- Anchor Points
- First Aid Kits
- Eye Wash Stations
- Rescue Kits
- Evacuation Equipment
- Personal Evacuation Devices
- Immersion Suits
It will also cover:
- The Role and Responsibilities of an Examiner / Competent Person
- Employers Responsibilities
- Duty Holder Responsibilities
- Health and Safety at Work Act
- PUWER (SI2306)
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 (PPE)
- Working at Height Regulations (WAHR)
- Dropped Objects
- Uses for Equipment
- Inspections / Examinations of Equipment
- Reports of Thorough Examination
- Defect Reporting
Each course delegate will be expected to complete a theory and practical examination. If successful, a certificate will be issued. This will help the Employer to address certain legal requirements by being able to help demonstrate employee competency. A detailed course handout is also provided for future reference.