GWO Standards

Lift Training Standard

Version 2.1
December 6, 2022

Training in accordance with this Lift Training Standard will enable participants to take responsibility to support and care for themselves and others while operating and working on a lift in the wind industry. The Lift Training Standard is divided into three modules:

Lift User

The aim of GWO Lift User training module is to enable the participant to use a lift in a WTG correctly. The training will provide the participant knowledge of multiple guiding systems and lift types in WTG. Furthermore, the participant will learn to perform the necessary pre-use inspections and emergency actions –and when needed take guidance in relevant manuals.

Overall learning objective:

  • The participants can on their own take responsibility for using a WTG lift correctly and safely and will on their own initiative seek guidance when needed (Ability, basic level).

Lift Commission and Inspection Module

The aim of this module is to enable the lift technician to inspect the lift after installation in a WTG with the purpose of commissioning; to take correct measures to acquire assistance; and perform simple adjustments or replacement of parts in a lift in a WTG.

Fundamental for the training is the wind technician’s attention to, and awareness of, always following and seeking guidance from the relevant lift manuals and instructions.

The overall learning objective of this module is:

  • The participants can solve routine tasks in relation to the commissioning and inspection of lifts in a WTG following relevant guides and manuals (Ability, basic level).

Lift Commission, Inspection, Installation and Maintenance Module

The aim of this module is: to enable the lift technician to: install, inspect the lift prior to commissioning and perform maintenance; to take correct measures to acquire assistance; and perform simple adjustments or replacement of parts in a WTG lift.

Fundamental for the training is the wind technician’s attention to, and awareness of, always following and seeking guidance from the relevant lift manuals and instructions.

The overall learning objective of this module is:

  • The participants can solve routine tasks in relation to the commissioning, inspection, installation, and maintenance of lifts in a WTG following relevant guides and manuals (Ability, basic level).

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These aims are fulfilled when the participants’ possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct assigned tasks and operations in a lift safely and efficiently.

A prerequisite for being able to do this is that the relevant manuals and guides are at hand and used at all times.

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