WIND ENERGY TRAINING COURSES

WE1002: WIND ENERGY SAFE ACCESS + RESCUE – 16 hr
Designed around the specific requirements of the wind industry, this work and rescue at height training course delivers the foundation training for technicians who work at height within construction or general industry on wind turbines.

During the course, students are taught the hazards and risks of working at height on a wind turbine and are 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 evacuation or casualty rescue requirements.

Training also demonstrates appropriate decision making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of a preventative safety culture.

WE1003: Wind Energy Safe Access + Rescue is the WE1002 program with one extra day of practical exercises to accommodate two primary rescue systems.


B31005: BUNDLED 3 – 40 hr
ENSA’s Bundled 3 program is an established and trusted training program specific to the development of safe access methods and rescue response procedures should an incident occur. The training is specific to wind turbine operations and comprises three main instructional safety trainings:

  • WE1002 Safe Access + Rescue
  • TH1001 Trauma at Height
  • CSER1002 Confined Space Entry + Rescue

Wind technicians holding valid first aid/AED/CPR certifications placed into this 5-day training where they practice to proficiency safe methods of access and specialized rescue procedures within primary operating locations on or in the wind turbine.

Rescue scenarios are realistic representations of wind industry incidents and require the application of all skill sets developed and trained upon. The Bundled 3 program combines the mechanics of vertical rescue, the know-how, confidence, and skills necessary to conduct a permit-required confined space entry and rescue, and the ability to safety address medical emergencies under a skills training evolution curriculum.


GWO1005: GLOBAL WIND ORGANIZATION – BASIC SAFETY TRAINING – 40 hr
The Global Wind Organization (GWO) is a non-profit organization founded by leading turbine manufacturers and owner/operators, with the goal of creating a safer, more productive workplace. The Global Wind Organization Basic Safety Training program (GWO-BST) was created as the safety standard for those working at height in the wind industry. It is globally recognized and ensures that any GWO-BST certificate holder has demonstrated competence and proficiency in the following areas:

  • GWO1002 Work at Height
  • GWO2002 Medic First Aid
  • GWO101 Fire Awareness
  • GWO102 Manual Handling

WE1002-MET: MET TOWER SAFE ACCESS + RESCUE – 16 hr
This 2-day training course focuses on the necessary foundational knowledge within work at height, fall protection and rescue equipment, and the need to fully understand and identify the potential risks and hazards associated with conducting work on meteorological (met) towers on wind farms. Delegates will be instructed on personal fall protection equipment, fall arrest systems, and the means of emergency evacuation and rescue essentials to met tower safe access.


WE0001: WIND ENERGY SUPERVISED CLIMBER – 8 hr
This 1-day training course focuses on the necessary underpinning knowledge within work at height fall protection and fall rescue equipment and the need to fully understand and identify the potential hazards associated with the task. Delegates will be instructed upon personal fall protection equipment, fall arrest systems, and the means of emergency evacuation essential in wind turbine safe access.


TH1001: Wind Energy Trauma at Height – 8 hr
This course is designed around specific requirements and exposures particular to wind turbines and other work at height structures where working in confinement and in a remote setting is a requirement. The course affirms through practical assessment and problem solving exercises, the capability of participants to safely assess an emergency situation, communicate the need for additional resources, provide needed care for life threatening conditions, and effectively manage victim movement to the ground when necessary.

The exercises presented in this course are a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration scenarios, major equipment application scenarios done in controlled surroundings, and advanced skill application scenarios performed at height in multiple levels of wind turbines (or wind turbine simulators). Each scenario evaluates site safety and personal safety considerations, a detailed assessment of injuries or illness, and patient movement considerations.


MED1001: Medic First Aid – 8 hr
ENSA’s MED1001 course is a BasiCPlus CPR, AED + First Aid for adults, and is an objectives-driven, skills-based training program. With twenty seven learning objectives and nine skill objectives, the goal of this training course is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency.

Medic First Aid is a widely accepted professional training platform incorporated into an ENSA training course under the America Safety & Health Institute. It is an enhancement of the American or Canadian Red Cross certification (or other acceptable curricula) and will prepare students to apply information to emergency situations that involve patient care at height.


TH1002: Medic First Aid + Trauma at Height – 16 hr
ENSA’s TH1002 course combines the 1-day Medic First Aid and 1-day Trauma at Height courses, and is designed for personnel who are in need of first aid training and also require additional response skills for incidences of serious traumatic injuries and medical emergencies at height that could possibly occur in wind turbines. This course is a two day training involving ENSA Medic First Aid is a BasiCPlus CPR, AED & First Aid for adults and the TH1001 Trauma at Height training course.


CSER2002: Wind Energy Confined Space Entry + Rescue – 16 hr
Compliance under OSHA or OSHA-Canada involve permit requirements to managerially assist in the necessary controls for exposure to hazards through isolation, elimination, or control procedures. This training corse caters specifically to the confined space entry and rescue requirements for operating in both permit-required and restricted spaces. When available, the training will cover the written site-specific confined space entry program, turbine-specific hazard assessments, entry permits, and safe work procedures.

The exercises presented in this course are a combination of classroom discussion and demonstration scenarios, major equipment application scenarios done in controlled surroundings, and advanced skill application scenarios performed at height in identified confined or restricted spaces in a wind turbine. Each scenario evaluates site safety and personal safety considerations, with a detailed assessment of persons operating within confined space entry teams or performing the skills needed as a member of a confined space rescue team. Rescue scenarios from blade entry, hub and nose cone entry, basement entry, and in some cases, a nacelle restriction, will be practiced to proficiency.