Safety, Maintenance & Repairs

This module describes safety equipment including fall protection systems. It describes the basics of safety when working with wind turbines, and covers first aid, fire prevention, electrical shock and hazards associated with working at height and in confined spaces. Students will gain a thorough understanding of wind turbine and wind farm safety including the key elements of safety systems, equipment selection and inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, and emergency procedures. In addition, this module includes a discussion of PPE requirements for troubleshooting wind turbines as well as safe troubleshooting practices. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between hazard and risk
  • List three factors to consider in controlling hazards
  • Describe the two types of risk with any industrial process
  • Explain how a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is developed
  • Name the four main types of safety lanyards
  • Distinguish between infrasound and ultrasound
  • Explain why confined space hazards are a major concern
  • Differentiate between a service lift and controlled descent device
  • Describe the purpose of a ring electrode
  • Name two of the main causes of electric shock in a wind turbine   
  • Distinguish between an arc flash and an arc blast
  • Name three types of wind turbine maintenance routines
  • Differentiate between static tests and fatigue tests
  • Describe three categories of failure in a wind turbine
  • List eight common preventive maintenance tasks
  • Apply safe troubleshooting practices to wind turbine systems
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