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All certifications issued through ENSA North America
GWO1002 WORK AT HEIGHT
This two-day training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) focuses on the access and egress conditions of a wind turbine environment. Following the Global Wind Organizations lesson plan for working at height, participants receive the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theory and practical training to use basic PPE and perform safe work at height and safe comprehensive basic rescue from height in a remote wind turbine environment. Training Compliance –OSHA 1926 & 1910 Regulations, ANSI Z359 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.
GWO3002 FIRST AID
This two-day training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) focuses on the access and egress conditions of a wind turbine environment. Following the Global Wind Organization's lesson plan, First Aid is conducted under ENSA’s Medic First Aid training curriculum, which is a widely accepted professional training platform incorporated into an ENSA training course under the America Safety & Health Institute. It is an enhancement of the prerequisite standard American or Canadian Red Cross certification (or other acceptable curriculums) and will prepare students to apply information to emergency situations that involve victim care at heights. Training Compliance – ISO 11.160 First Aid, OSHA 1910.151 Regulations, OSHA Guide 3317-06N 2006, HSI Medic First Aid, GWO-BST Version 7.
GWO101 FIRE AWARENESS
The aim of this four-hour training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) is to give participants the basic knowledge and skills to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgment when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire, and, if it is to be judged safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire using basic handheld fire equipment. Training Compliance – ISO 7165:2009, NFPA 10 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.
GWO102 MANUAL HANDLING
The aim of this four-hour training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) is to give participants awareness through theoretical and practical training to encourage positive manual handling behavior and perform manual handling activities in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry and environment. Training Compliance – ISO 11228-3:2007, ISO 11228-2:2007, ISO 11228-1:2003, State OSHA Manual Handling Publications (various), NIOSH Publication 2007-131, GWO-BST Version 7.
Five-day course that combines GWO1002, GWO 3002, GWO101, and GWO102
WE 1002 WORKING AT HEIGHT
This is a two-day training course designed around the specific requirements of the wind industry. This ENSA work and rescue at height training course delivers the foundation training for technicians who work at height within construction or general industry on wind turbines. During the course, students are taught the dangers of working at height on a wind turbine and provided with the essential underpinning knowledge required to work safely within this environment. Training covers use of personal protective equipment for working safely at height and fall rescue equipment for personal escape or casualty rescue requirements. Training also demonstrates appropriate decision making when addressing fall hazards through the adoption of preventative safety culture. ENSA Training within Fall Protection, Safe Access & Rescue for wind turbine technicians covers Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the four types of rescue defined by the Work at Height Safety Association. The training also develops team rescue strategies, procedures and protocol essential to implementation of a successful rescue. Training Compliance – OSHA 1926 Subpart M & 1910 Subpart D Regulations, ANSI Z359 Standards, GWO-BST Version 7.
CSER1002 CONFINED SPACE ENTRY AND RESCUE (WIND TURBINE)
This is a two-day training course designed to address the challenges of confined spaces within wind turbines. This course caters specifically to the confined space entry and rescue requirements for operating in both permit required and restricted spaces. When available, the training will cover the written specific confined space entry program, turbine specific hazard assessments, entry permits and safe work procedures. Prerequisite: WE1002 or equivalent. Training Compliance – OSHA 1910.146, OSHA 1926.1203, ANSI Z359
TH1001 TRAUMA AT HEIGHT (TOWERS & WIND TURBINES)
One-day training course (may be 10 hrs.) which is required for personnel who are expected to respond to incidences of serious traumatic injuries and medical emergencies at height that could possibly occur in wind turbines. It is designed around specific requirements and exposures particular to wind turbines and other work at height structures where working in confinement is a requirement. It affirms through practical assessment and problem-solving exercises, the capability of participants to safely assess an emergency, communicate the need for additional resources, provide needed care for life threatening conditions, and effectively manage victim movement to the ground when necessary. This is an enhancement of the standard American or Canadian Red Cross certification (or other acceptable curriculums) and will prepare students to apply information from previous first aid and CPR/AED training to emergency situations that involve victim care at heights. Prerequisite: WE1002 or equivalent. Training Compliance: American and Canadian Red Cross Standard (or equivalent), 40 CFR 1910.151, ANSI Z490.1-2009, ANSI Z359 Standards
Three-day course that combines WE1002, CSER1002, and TH1001
Optimum offers three levels of courses to interested rope access technicians who use rope access as the primary means of accessing their worksite.
The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) is a North American trade organization that publishes consensus standards and certifies workers to three separate standards:
- Level I Technician
An individual who performs rope access work. A Level I Technician may only work under the direct, on-site supervision of a Rope Access Lead Technician or Supervisor.
- Level II Technician
An individual who is responsible for physically conducting rope access operations and/or safety evaluations of rope access operations, including maintenance of associated access equipment and performs all Rope Access Lead Technician duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program
- Level III Technician
An individual who is responsible for the overall rope access work site and performs all Rope Access Supervisor duties as assigned in the employer’s rope access work program.
Each SPRAT class at Optimum will prepare each candidate to meet the certification requirements for their designated level. These are 4-day/40 hour courses followed by a 1-day evaluation with an independent SPRAT evaluator.
Each class includes 4 days of instruction covering the appropriate levels of skill as described in SPRAT's standards.
- 1-day evaluation
- Rope access training manual
- Optimum Rope Access Solutions t-shirt
* This is a physically and mentally demanding class. Participants will be required to spend a sufficient amount of time studying written material and executing demanding physical skills. Anyone questioning their ability is encouraged to consult Optimum Academy prior to registering.
$1,495 plus $100 certification fee
All certifications issued through ENSA North America
This course provides safe access and basic rescue techniques for Telecom Climbers who need a strong foundation and understanding of the practical essentials of work-at-height safety, as well as how to carry out a successful evacuation or assist in basic rescue procedures. Training includes lowering a remote casualty and self-evacuation by descent. This course exceeds the minimum NATE requirements for Authorized Climber which recommends an 8-Hour classroom course only. The NATE Authorized criteria requires only that a Climber be able to contact a 1st Responder and be trained on the activities surrounding the 1st Responder call. ENSA’s two-day course ensures the student is not only authorized to climb, but also has the fundamentals of fall protection, inspection, and hands-on Authorized-level rescue techniques. You and your crew will know that your worker is on-the-job ready.
Competent Climber/Rescuer is ideally suited for persons who are required to coordinate and/or implement the written safe work at height and rescue procedures for their Company. A Company relies on the Competent person’s depth of knowledge and ability to maintain compliance requirements when implementing fall protection or fall rescue protocol, procedures, and systems on the jobsite. This course combines both the Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer in a three-day intensive training course specific to safe work-at-height rescue within Telecom.