Safe Use of Portable Hand Tools for Wind EnergyDownload as PDF
Safe Use of Portable Hand Tools for Wind Energy
LO1: Discuss the different types of portable hand tools used in the wind energy industry
LO2: Describe workplace controls for portable hand tools
LO3: Explain why hand tools can be hazardous
LO4: Describe the potential hazards of hand tools and why injuries happenList common injuries associated with hand toolsDescribe the potential hazards of hand tools
LO5: List the basic safety rules for working with hand tools
LO6: List the PPE required to use hand tools
LO7: List the three energy sources for portable power tools offshore
LO8: Explain the pros and cons of each power tool energy source
LO9: List the potential hazards of portable power tools
LO11: Describe the safety devices fitted to portable power tools
LO11: Describe the safe operation of power toolsElectricPneumaticHydraulicAbrasive
LO12: Explain the prevention of hazards through maintenance
LO13: List the safety rules for the operation of power tools
LO14: Explain how operators control risk in relation to power tool operation
Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will carry out their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or offshore wind structure.
Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or workplace, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate the identified risks.
No prerequisites are required to sit this course.
The assessment is taken during the course and is within the expected duration.
This course provides an awareness of how to safely use portable hand tools. You will learn about the associated legislation and types of tools commonly used in the wind energy industry, looking in detail at both manual and powered hand tools.
You will gain an understanding on the potential hazards and associated injuries, along with practical advice and knowledge on the rules and preventative measures that you should take to reduce risk and operate safely in the workplace.