Target group Personnel who will be working in the wind industry specifically in relation to composite inspection and repair work. Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where composite work training according to this standard may mitigate some of the identified hazards and risks.
Objectives of the course The aim of the GWO Blade Repair training module is to enable the participants to support and care for themselves and others working in the wind industry by possessing the necessary knowledge, skills and ability for blade repair. After having successfully completed the GWO Blade Repair training the participants will be able to:
Take responsibility for working safely with applicable chemicals, while utilising the applicable personal protective equipment in a controlled manner throughout all phases of blade inspection and repair work (Ability, intermediate level);
Explain typical types of blade construction, materials and the importance of surface finish relating to aerodynamic performance and efficiency (Knowledge, intermediate level);
Distinguish between and work safely in a controlled manner with epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, vinyl ester, methacrylate, reinforcement materials and solvents related to composite inspection and repair work (Skills, intermediate level);
Prepare, operate and maintain the correct tools and equipment, be it electrical or mechanical (Skills, intermediate level);
Take responsibility for safely performing and documenting laminate, sandwich panel and surface layer repairs in accordance with a work instruction in glass fibre reinforced composite parts (Ability, intermediate level).
The GWO Blade Repair module is approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
2.Safety Data Sheets
5.Secure an Area
9.Lock Out Tag Out
10.Personal Protective Equipment
11.Masks and Filters
13.Composites and Blade Construction
15.Tools and Equipment
22.Inspecting Lightning Protection System
27.Filling and Shaping
28.Trailing Edge Repairs
29.Leading Edge Repairs
30.Sandwich Panel Repair
31.Bond Line Repairs
32.Summary and Final Test
Duration of the training course The duration of the full training course is 9 days.
Entry standards Participation in a course according to the GWO standards requires a special identification number for each participant. Each person must have this so-called “WINDA identification number (WINDA-ID)”. Please register yourself or your employees with the Global Wind Organisation and provide us with your WINDA-ID or enter it directly when registering in our training portal. Registering for your WINDA-ID is very simple and only requires you to enter your name.
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