March 10, 2021

Wind Turbine Lift Training User Course to launch in April '21

Global Wind Organisation is launching the first course module of its new Wind Turbine Lift Basic User Training Standard, driving increased standardisation across the industry.

In a move prioritised by GWO member companies who frequently install, use, and maintain lifts from several different manufacturers in their turbines, the new GWO training standard will support greater standardisation of training in the areas of user safety, installation and operation.

The Basic User course module will be available for GWO training providers from 6th April 2021 and will be followed by a further two course modules later in the year covering lift installation and lift maintenance. As this is a generic training covering most types of lifts in WTG, the training providers must ensure, that multiple lift brands and types are covered according to the training standard.

Thomas Grønlund, Senior Training Project Manager at Global Wind Organisation led a working group of member companies and GWO training providers, developing the standard. “The Wind Turbine Lift Basic/User course module comprises 92 learning objectives in a structure that can be delivered over an expected duration of 240 minutes instruction time. Participants will learn about their responsibility in the safe use of lifts, including inspection prior to use, practical operation and evacuation of lifts and how to shut down lifts safely and responsibly after use."

Thank you to our working group participants

The GWO Wind Turbine Lift Basic/User Training Standard working group was formed in 2020 and has dedicated considerable resources to the project. The Secretariat thanks each member:

  • Oscar Rafael Brualla Conte, Vestas
  • Allan Moshage, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Damien Connoly, SSE
  • Kevin Smyth SSE
  • Per Sigmann Rasmussen, Ørsted
  • Troels Jørgensen, Vestas
  • Tim Love, RWE
  • Carlos Carbonell, GE Renewable Energy
  • Michael J. Rennie, Maersk Training
  • Juan Lopez, Tesicnor