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TRAINING FOR THE

Wind Industry

Safety Technology USA Training delivered by GRCC


Training for the Wind Industry Grand Rapids Community College, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is the premier provider of training for employers, employees, and future workers. We take great pride in our ability to provide businesses and individuals with high-quality; quick response training that meets the needs of industry and our community.

GRCC is committed to being a center of excellence in safety training for the wind and tower industry. Our training schedule may be customized to meet the needs of individuals and businesses. The GRCC tower training center contains training simulators such as scaffold climbing frames, access ladders, and climb assist, as well as nacelle and hub simulations. GRCC has partnered with internationally recognized Safety Technology to develop and deliver an exceptional training program in the United States with the highest quality of wind technician safety training. The certification obtained through this training is recognized by major wind manufacturers and wind farm owners across the globe.

Training Topics Include: • Basic rigging and material handling safety • Evacuation and tower rescue techniques • First Aid, CPR, and AED training • Introduction to wind turbine generators and the wind industry • Legislation and regulations • OSHA 10-hour certification • Proper use and inspection of personal protective equipment • Tower Rescue Procedures • Working at heights and competent climbing skills

Wind Tower Safety Program Certifications • Competent Climber and Tower Rescue • Specialist Hub Rescue

Upon successful completion of the course, you receive these certifications which demonstrate compliance with OSHA standards for safe working at heights. Our program is modeled after the Renewable UK certification, which is the standard abroad. This certification is recognized by most wind farms, manufacturers, wind farm owners, and wind energy organizations.

Also available: Review and/or Drafting Emergency Response Procedures

We offer flexible scheduling and customized training on your site or at our state-of-the-art facility. Visit our website for upcoming course schedules:

grcc.edu/wind (616) 234-3400

Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution. GRCC is a tobacco free campus. 4/13  1213-11601

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