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).
APPROVAL Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
Safety Data Sheets
Secure an Area
Lock Out Tag Out
Personal Protective Equipment
Masks and Filters
Composites and Blade Construction
Tools and Equipment
Inspecting Lightning Protection System
Filling and Shaping
Trailing Edge Repairs
Leading Edge Repairs
Sandwich Panel Repair
Bond Line Repairs
Summary and Final Test
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. Register now
TRAINING APPROACHES AND EQUIPMENT
Theoretical tasks with presentations and visualizations;
Practical exercises in workshops;
Practical exercises using real life equipment;
Professional instructors with industry experience.
COURSE LIMITATIONS The course ratio are 6 participants on 1 instructor.