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wind energy competent rescuer



This course provides training for individuals that work on wind turbines and want to be a Competent Rescuer. It is also for individuals, including managers and immediate supervisors of authorized rescuers, who work at height during the construction and maintenance of wind turbines.


to learn more about our training and cons​ultive services please call us at 800 328 6146 or email us

Wind turbine installation and maintenance are not easy tasks. A turbine is a high-risk environment with a number of danger areas where workers are exposed to fall risk and potentially require a rescue.

This course is specifically designed for individuals who work at height on wind turbines and is a pass/fail program that incorporates extensive classroom and hands-on training. The course has both written and practical examinations that are based on the requirements of OSHA Regulations and the ANSI Z359.2 standard.

The course involves a high degree of hands-on scenarios and will require workers to actively participate in rescue operations.

Students attending this course will expand their knowledge and ability on how to utilize pre-engineered rescue equipment and rescue techniques for safe and efficient rescues. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging they have met or exceeded OS​HA and ANSI requirements as a Competent Rescuer.

OSHA Regulations relating to fall protection
  • ​Fall hazard elimination and controls methods
  • Applicable fall protection and rescue regulation
  • Assessment of fall hazards to determine rescue methods.
  • The responsibilities of Competent and Authorized Rescuers
  • Detailed inspection and recording of rescue equipment components and systems
  • Rescue system assessments and determining when a system is unsafe
  • Development of written fall protection rescue plan and procedures
(from a fixed ladder, nacelle and hub evacuation simulations)
  • ​Self rescue techniques
  • Assisted self-rescue techniques
  • Mechanically aided rescue techniques
  • Rescue pick-offs of a suspended worker
  • Victim packaging
  • Equipment inspection, care and maintenance
Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
  • ​Anticipate the need for a planned rescue and develop the necessary rescue procedures before authorized persons start their workplace activities
  • Obtain a working knowledge of current fall protection and planned rescue regulations, standards, equipment and systems
  • Prepare, update, review and approve planned rescue procedures
  • Identify the resources necessary and available and be able to conduct a safe, prompt and effective rescue from heights on a wind turbine
  • Know the hazards associated with rescue from heights and the required procedures necessary to mitigate the hazards within the area of the rescue
  • Verify that the rescue equipment markings, condition and instructions are appropriate
  • Verify that response procedures and rescue performances are evaluated at least annually​​
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