GWO Basic Technical Training

Location:

Middlesbrough, Teesside.

Course Duration:

4 Days

Who should attend this course and why?

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.

This Standard has been developed in response to the demand for recognizable Basic Technical Training in the industry, and has been prepared in co-operation between the members of GWO based on risk assessments and factual incident and accident statistics pertaining to the installation, service and maintenance of wind turbine generators and wind power plants.

Course Pre-Requisites

Candidates should possess a reasonable command of written and spoken English.
No prior knowledge is required.

Course Overview

The Basic Technical Training Standard consists of 3 separate modules which when delivered concurrently, the material for all three modules can be covered in a 4 day course.

The elements are:

  • Mechanical
  • Hydraulic
  • Electrical
Mechanical

The GWO BTT Standard Mechanical Module is designed to achieve learning objectives so wind turbine technicians can:

  • 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 principles 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
Hydraulic

The GWO BTT Standard Hydraulic Module is designed to achieve learning objectives so wind turbine technicians can:

  • 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
Electrical

The GWO BTT Standard Electrical Module is designed to achieve learning objectives so wind turbine technicians can:

  • 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
Mode of Delivery/Method of Assessment

Delivery will be a combination of classroom tuition / practical experience in the workshop. Assessment is by continual observation of competence plus a multi-choice examination per module.

Results

Certificates shall be issued via the WINDA System.

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