WE A15 – 40-Hour Wind Turbine Authorized Instructor



Course Instruction Includes: APE Systems & Training on the ENSA APE (Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation) Micro Rescue System Manual Controlled-Rate Descent Device in combination with training on a Automatic Controlled-Rate Descent Devices (ACRDD).

Safe Access & Rescue Authorized Instructor Program

This ENSA Training course is a certified training for persons with safe work at height instructor experience that would like to deliver the WE1002 Safe Access & Rescue two-day (2) course utilizing the manual control-rate descent device (MCRDD) specifically the ENSA APE
Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation micro rescue system (MCRDD) or an Automatic Controlled-Rated Descent Device (ACRDD).

Authorized Instructors will actively participate in instructor development training to deliver under adult learning principles the OSHA compliant Height Safety and Rescue course curriculum for Wind Turbines (WE1002 and WE1003). The graduating candidates will be deemed proficient in the delivery of the WE1002 and WE1003 curriculum and able to certify students as “Authorized under Work at Height and Rescue” in the practical aspects of rescue and evacuation while addressing the safety fundamentals of working at height.

Instructors-to-be will also learn the mandatory emergency response skills and rescue strategies necessary for training exercises (in preparation for the “what if”) under student safety assurance protocol.

See WE1002 Course Outline for the learning objectives that Authorized Instructors will be certified to deliver.

1) A minimum of two years of working at heights related experience (a detailed resume must be provided).
2) A valid safe access and rescue certification (proof of certification required).
3) Written proof of employer sponsorship and/or support.


Duration of Training 40 hours
Student / Instructor Ratio 4:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
  ANSI Z359 Standards
Re-Certification Annual
Duration of Training 24 Hours

Note: Students must show proof of medical fitness through employer verification and personal testimony prior to training participation.

Instructor Development Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to complete the following objectives;

  • Managing a group – building rapport and establishing trust.
  • Instructional styles (Direct, Rhetorical and Reciprocal approaches).
  • Establishing course objectives and checking for understanding.
  • Practice in student enabling – Evaluative feedback given and received
  • Learn/review all wind turbine related critical theory and systems from hierarchy of fall protection through simulated automatic decent device rescue exercises, equipment inspection, care and maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting during exercises, protecting the rescuer, conducting safe exercises.
  • Prepare for and effect rescue within the training environment
  • Establishing Backup Safety Systems (ANSI Z490.1)
  • Delivery of WE1002 learning objectives
  • Delivery of WE1002 skills evolution (WAHSA)

Students are evaluated in accordance with ENSA Evaluation procedure by a qualified instructor assessor. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training and BS 8454 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, where by a basic foundation is established and through reaffirmation and confirmation additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100% (student course). This unique philosophy in learning ensures all students table all incorrectly answered test questions under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2009 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and BS 8454 – 2006 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.

Authorized and Certified To Train:
Employee´s only. Employee Certificate Fee´s apply.

Wind Energy: WE AIP:
APE Systems & Training (Assisted-rescue Personal Evacuation) micro rescue system exclusively offered and branded by ENSA. APE System is a Manual Controlled Rate Descent Device (MCRDD) and includes the APE D2TM, APE D2 SilverbackTM and APE descent devices in combination with Automatic Controlled Rate Descent Devices (ACRDD).

WE1002 to include training on either APE MCRDD orACRDD – 16 Hr.


End-user and Instructor Certification:
ENSA to Deliver: Minimum requirements delivered to end-user employee student.
ENSA Certificate: Electronic PDF Certificate of to be provided to AIP PARTNER to print and distribute to students.
ENSA Wallet Card: Electronic PDF Wallet Card to be provided to AIP PARTNER to print and distribute to students.
ENSA Certified Helmet Sticker: ENSA to provide supply to AIP PARTNER for distribution to graduate students. Re-order stickers at Training@ENSA-NorthAmerica.com