Wind Turbine Lifting Hoist Operations

A course designed for any individual required to operate or assist in a Wind Turbine lifting hoist operation

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Wind Turbine Lifting Hoist Operations

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The Wind Turbine Lifting Hoist Operations course is intended for any individual required to operate or assist in a wind turbine lifting hoist operation and covers the manual handling requirements and operation of hoists / lifting equipment commonly used.

This Wind Turbine Lifting Hoist Operations course covers the basics of what is required by law when planning and completing a lifting operation. The course concentrates on the smaller type lifting operations completed using a static / fixed type lifting hoist mounted in a wind turbine generator nacelle.

This course also provides candidates with training in Manual Handling Operations.

Course elements covered include:

  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Safe planning of a lifting operation
  • Pre-use inspection of lifting equipment and lifting accessories
  • Working Load Limits (WLL)
  • Safe Working Loads (SWL)
  • Manual Handling considerations
  • Associated hazards applicable to Lifting Operations

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Inspection of selected items of lifting equipment
  • The completion of a basic risk assessment and lifting plan
  • The completion of a basic lifting operation
  • Manual handling operations

Please note this course does not provide a Banksman / Slinger qualification.

Candidates will be required to produce suitable valid certification prior to acceptance on this course. A RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) WAH Certificate is suitable.

Course Details

Duration: 1 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds
Entry Requirements: Minimum age 18. It is essential that all candidates are already competent in using personal fall protection equipment, including understanding how to fit and use a harness and the need for safe connection at all times and the use of energy absorbing lanyard. Candidates will be required to produce suitable valid certification prior to acceptance on this course. A RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) WAH Certificate is suitable. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:4
Course Code: TTS10U
Assessment: Practical and written assessment
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested prior to attendance.
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