GWO Standards

Control of Hazardous Energies Refresher Training Standard

Version 1
April 1, 2022

Hazardous energies pose a high risk of injury to all workers working within the wind industry. One of the reasons for this is that hazardous energies are found in various forms within the wind turbine environment and within the environment of a wind farm. The GWO CoHE Refresher Training Standard is divided into the following three modules:

Basic Safety CoHE refresher

The aim of GWO’s Basic Safety CoHE training module is to enable the participants to act safely while working in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry and be able to perform assigned tasks safely.

Overall learning objective for the Basic Safety CoHE Refresher Module:

  • The participants can solve the challenge of how to act safely while working in the vicinity of hazardous energies in the wind industry and will on their own initiative seek guidance when needed (Ability, basic level).

Electrical Safety refresher

The aim of GWO’s Electrical Safety Refresher training module is to enable the participants to support and care for themselves and others while working with and in the vicinity of electricity in the wind industry and to perform assigned tasks safely and efficiently.

Upon successful completion of GWO’s Electrical Safety Refresher training module, the participants will be able to perform electrical work safely within the wind industry using electrical PPE, precautionary techniques, and electrical safety safe working practices to reduce electrical hazards.

Overall learning objectives for the Electrical Safety Refresher Module:

  • The participants can take responsibility for their own and others safety while working with and in the vicinity of electricity in the wind industry (Ability, intermediate level).
  • The participants can take responsibility for completing a simple permit to work from beginning to end as the person responsible for establishing a safe work condition (Ability, intermediate level)

Note: The GWO Electrical Safety Refresher Module is aimed towards improving the participants´ ability to “work safely” with electricity. This means that the Electrical Safety Refresher Module is not aimed at improving candidates´ technical knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding electricity. Participants should already possess these technical knowledge, skills, and abilities before attending the module. Similarly, it is not the intention of the GWO CoHE standard to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge, such as troubleshooting.

Pressure Fluid Safety refresher

The aim of GWO’s Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module is to enable the participants to support and care for themselves and others while working with and in the vicinity of pressure fluids in the wind industry and to perform assigned tasks safely and efficiently.

Upon successful completion of GWO’s Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module, the participants will be able to work safely within the wind industry by being able to select the correct and required PPE for working with hydraulic fluids and fluids under pressure, using safe work practices and establishing a safe work condition when working with and in the vicinity of pressure fluids in the wind industry.

Overall learning objectives for the Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module:

  • The participants can take responsibility for their own and others safety while working with and in the vicinity of pressure fluids in the wind industry (Ability, intermediate level).
  • The participants can take responsibility for completing a simple permit to work from beginning to end as the person responsible for establishing a safe work condition (Ability, intermediate level)

Note: The GWO Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module is aimed towards improving the participants´ ability to “work safely” with Pressure Fluids. This means that the Pressure Fluid Safety Refresher Module is not aimed at improving candidates´ technical knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding Pressure Fluids. Participants should already possess these technical knowledge, skills, and abilities before attending the module. Similarly, it is not the intention of the GWO CoHE standard to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge, such as troubleshooting.

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