Core Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR)

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Location: Online
Duration: 1 Day
Course Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020
Course Time: 9am to 4pm
Course Cost
Company Member: €120
Non Company Member: €300

Course Overview

The Wind Turbine Safety Rules (“WTSR” or the “Rules”) are a model template of rules and procedures to help formalise a safe system of work to manage the significant risks associated with wind turbines.

They have been developed by wind farm owners and operators for the purpose of achieving both General Safety and Safety from the System – a process that safeguards persons from the mechanical and LV electrical hazards on equipment that had not been isolated, blocked or de-energised.

The WTSRs are the Safety Management System in place in the majority of wind farms in the UK and Ireland and they are acknowledged by the HSE in the UK as the “best practice” system of safety management.

Certification is valid for 3 years.

Renewables Academy is a SafetyOn approved training provider for WTSR

Course Objectives

The objectives of the course are such that, on completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons why the WTSRs exist
  • Discuss the elements of “The System” and identify its boundary points
  • Explain the relationship between General Safety and System Inherent Danger
  • Describe the five stages of managing a task under the WTSRs
  • Understand the principles of safety precautions required to achieve safety from the system
  • Name the documents used to manage safety under the WTSRs
  • Identify the nominated / authorised roles detailed in the WTSRs

Course Content

  • Definition of The System (Plant and LV Apparatus) and its boundaries
  • The WTSR Policy, Philosophy and Principles
  • General Safety Provisions
  • The Basic Safety Rules and Precautions
  • General Procedures and Keys
  • Approved Written Procedures (AWPs)
  • Routine Operating Procedures (ROPs)
  • Responsibilities of Persons:
    • Authorised Technicians
    • Authorising Engineer
    • Competent Technician
    • Operational Controller
    • Selected Persons
  • WTSR Definitions
  • Management Instructions & Support Procedures

Successful delegates will receive a Renewables Academy Certificate of Training which is recognised by most major manufacturers and wind farms. (We are the approved WTSR training provider for a number of wind energy companies across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.)