WE1001T Safe Access & Rescue Wind – Tractel Manufacturer

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This ENSA Training course is a manufacturer certified training and caters to the use of the Tractel Derope automatic control rate descent devices.

Foundation training for technicians who work at height within the wind energy industry and deals with issues surrounding access to a wind turbine using personal safety and rescue equipment. During the course students are taught the dangers of working at height on a wind turbine and provided with the essential underpinning knowledge required to work safely within this environment.

Training covers use of personal protective equipment for working safely at height and fall rescue equipment for personal escape or casualty rescue requirements. Training also demonstrates appropriate decision making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of preventative safety culture.

ENSA Training within Safe Access & Rescue Wind – Tractel Manufacturer covers Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the four types of rescue defined by the Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA);
1. Lowering a remote casualty
2. Raising a remote casualty
3. Self-evacuation by descent
4. Rescuing another in descent


Duration of Training 16 hours
Student / Instructor Ratio 6:1
Training Compliance OSHA 1926 Subpart M
  ANSI Z359 Standards

Learning Objectives;

  • Establish the importance within the culture of prevention
  • Establish awareness and adherence to statutory requirements and company policies
  • Identify fall risks of the work environment and conduct pre-climb protocol
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall protection equipment including care and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the first principles of fall rescue equipment
  • Effect a successful self-evacuation
  • Effect a successful ladder rescue
  • Effect a successful lowering a remote casualty
  • Effect a successful raising a remote casualty
  • Effect a successful rescue of another in descent

Students are evaluated in accordance with GWO Training Provider main objectives for work at height. All training in conducted in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 Accepted Practices and Criteria for Health, Safety and Environmental Training

Course Duration Breakdown;

  • Registration, Introduction, Appeals process, Under pinning knowledge
  • OSHA and Training
  • Understanding Safety
  • Identifying Hazards and Implementing Control Measures under safe access and rescue
  • Approach to Fall Protection
  • Fall Rescue Equipment
  • Rescue Requirements
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Personal Information for medical responders


  • Authorized Inspection PFPE
  • Emergency Rescue Equipment
  • 1st Principles of PFPE
  • Post Fall Suspension Mitigation Techniques
  • Conduct a Pre-climb Checklist
  • 1st Principles Safe Climb System and Ladders
  • Ladder Rescue
  • Self-Evacuation by Descent (self / partner)
  • Lowering a remote casualty (tower inside / tower outside
  • Multi-person Rescue
  • Over the Edge Rigging for Rescue

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights.

The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program.

They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.

Resource Materials;
Tractel/ENSA Training Manual
Tractel/ENSA Certificate, I.D. Card and Helmet Certification Sticker

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%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

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 harmonized to Z10 American National Standard — Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

3 Replies to “WE1001T Safe Access & Rescue Wind – Tractel Manufacturer”

  1. We at jupiter composites is looking for a Tractel Training class to have one of our employees certified. Do you or do you know of anyone that offers such class. We are in Pensacola, FL
    Thank you for any help

  2. Wendy thank you for the message, ENSA provides on going Tractel Training in Gary SD, and Sweetwater TX. Please contact me and I’ll be happy to direct you in the right direction.

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