GWO Blade Repair - Certification
Upon completion of GWO Blade Repair, participants will be aware of the risks and hazards they can encounter when working with blade inspection and repair within the wind industry. Furthermore, they will be able to control and mitigate those risks and hazards. The GWO Blade Repair course will also equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of a hazardous situation and to increase their safety through proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency equipment, procedures and safe craftsmanship.
Training in accordance with this standard will enable participants to support and care for themselves and others working in the wind industry by possessing the knowledge and skills of composite inspection and repair work. Upon completion of the GWO Blade Repair course, participants will be able to work safely with composite materials while conducting inspection and basic blade repair procedures, thereby supporting an overall improvement of the safety for personnel with job functions focussing on composite repair work and inspection in the wind industry.
Objectives of GWO Blade Repair
Upon successful completion of the GWO Blade Repair course, participants will be able to perform and document a wind turbine blade inspection, execute repair work in accordance with a work instruction while maintaining the aerodynamic profile and structural integrity in glass fibre reinforced composite parts of a wind turbine within the following dimensions:
The GWO Blade Repair is intended as an entry level course and therefore the participants will not be expected to perform repairs in major structural elements of blades like spars, spar caps and carbon fibre.
To successfully complete the GWO blade repair training, the participant must be able to:
To attend the GWO Blade Repair a certificate in epoxy and polyester safety is required.
Participants must follow national law in Denmark, where is it a prerequisite that participants before starting GWO Blade Repair, must hold the following 2 certificates:
47942, Personal safety when working with Epoxy and Isocyanates
Work on epoxy and isocyanates may only be carried out by individuals who have completed the training required by the Danish Working Environment Authority's Executive Order No. 1793 of 18 December 2015 on work on substances and materials (chemical agents), Appendix 3.
48139, Polyester molding safety
Work on styrene and polyester may only be carried out by individuals who have undergone special training prepared by the Labor Market Organizations and approved by the Director of the Danish Labor Inspection Authority, cf. 2011 with later changes.
If the participant can document correct certificates, the participant can start directly on GWO Blade Repair.
Participants need to bring both certificates to the GWO Blade Repair course and be able to show them if necessary.
Please find certificates which include epoxy and polyester training, and are approved as a prerequisite to attend GWO Blade Repair course here.
If the participant do not hold both epoxy and polyester certificates, they can participate in epoxy and polyester safety course before starting the GWO Blade Repair course. Please sign up for epoxy/polyester course here.
If the participant do not hold polyester safety certificate, they can particpate in polyester safety course. Please sign up for the polyester safety course here
If the participant do not hold epoxy safety certificate, they can particpate in epoxy safety course.
Please sign up for the epoxy safety course here.
If questions about epoxy/polyester certificates please feel free to contact Educational Consultant Birgitte Boe firstname.lastname@example.org.
Validity period of GWO Blade Repair certificate
Does not expire.
Theory and practice
Working clothes for indoors and safety shoes
Participants must bring working clothes and safety shoes.
Global education & training
Øster Uttrup Vej 1
Time of the training
8:00-15:00 all 10 days
Food and beverage during the course
Breakfast, lunch and afternoon meals are included in the course.
Price per participant
Price is exclusive VAT.
Accommodation in Aalborg during the course
Accommodation is not included in the course price above. Accommodation must be arranged by participants employer (or the participant).
We recommend KOMPAS Hotel Aalborg (only 3 km from TECHCOLLEGE Composite). Please use the booking code “TECHCOLLEGE” (nice price with booking code is DKK 575 per day).
Read more about KOMPAS Hotel and book here https://composite.techcollege.dk/accommodation-in-aalborg/
Bus connections to the school
Bus no. 6 and 18 stops right in front of TECHCOLLEGE.
Bus no. 17 stops at Skovgårdsvej, only 400 meters from TECHCOLLEGE.
By any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Educational Consultant Birgitte Boe email@example.com, +45 25 26 62 49
Instructors on the course