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GWO Basic Technical Training

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The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Technical Training modules are aimed at people who wish to enter both the onshore and offshore renewable energy sectors. It is an excellent entry point for people who have no previous experience in hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems.
It is also ideal for those who have some knowledge in these areas in but wish to upskill to work in the wind turbine industry.

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. An objective of GWO is to develop common industry training and best practice Standards for health and safety as a vital and necessary way forward to reduce risks for personnel in the wind industry working on site and to reducing environmental risks across Europe and the globe.

Anyone wishing to work on a GWO members property (Wind Turbine Generators, sub stations, etc.) must complete the GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) courses.

The GWO Basic Technical Training modules can be taken separately and in any order you wish. It is however beneficial to complete module 1 first.

Upon completion of the 3 modules which make up GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT), delegates will possess an awareness of hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems, preparing them for working both on and offshore in the renewable energy sectors.

Pre-Requisites:

All personnel participating in Basic Technical Training must be medically fit and capable of fully participating.

Training is verified through the GWO database WINDA, all delegates attending this course must be registered with WINDA and must hold a WINDA ID, please ensure to bring with you on the day.

Module 1
BTT Mechanical
Duration 2 Days

The aim of this BTT Mechanical Module is to give the delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic mechanical tasks (supervised by an experienced technician), using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

The BTT Mechanical Module shall ensure delegates are able to:

  • Explain the main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics
  • Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection
  • Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools
  • Explain the principle breakdown of a gearbox
  • Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them
  • Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it

Module 2
BTT Electrical
Duration 1 day

The aim of the BTT Electrical Module is to give the delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

The GWO Basic Technical Training Electrical Module shall ensure delegates are able to:

  • Explain the basics of electricity
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with electrical work
  • Explain the function and symbol of electrical components
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors
  • Explain and interpret a simple electrical diagram and demonstrate how to assembly it on a circuit
  • Demonstrate how to make correct and safe measurements

Module 3
BTT Hydraulics
Duration 1 day

The aim of the BTT Hydraulic Module is to give the delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic hydraulic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician), using safe working procedures and the correct PPE.

The BTT Hydraulic Module shall ensure delegates are able to:

  • Explain the basics of hydraulics
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with hydraulic work
  • Explain the function of different types of pumps and demonstrate how to check start/stop pressure of a pump
  • Explain the function of different types of actuators
  • Explain the function of different types of valves
  • Explain the function of accumulators and demonstrate how to check and pre-charge them
  • Explain the function of different types of sensors
  • Identify the components which transfer the oil
  • Describe the handling of oil procedures
  • Identify and find different components on a hydraulic diagram
  • Demonstrate how to measure the hydraulic pressure accurately

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

During training delegates are expected to provide their own Safety Boots!

All other PPE will be provided.

Course Duration

4 Days

Course Cost

£1995 Excluding VAT

UPCOMING DATES

GWO Basic Technical Training – June 18th – 21st

June 18, 8:30 am - June 21, 5:30 pm

MEDICAL FORM

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