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WFTR232 - Wind Turbine Tower and High Angle Rescue, Climbing, and Personal Protective Equipment

This course provides theoretical and practical instruction on wind turbine tower rescue and high angle rescue and personal protective equipment. Students cover the theory and practice of addressing emergent rescue situations in, on and around wind turbines.


Hours: 35 (Lecture Hours: 20; Laboratory Hours: 15)


Total Weeks: 1




Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Personal protective equipment utilization and maintenance
- High angle rescue considerations and practice
- Tower rescue practices
- Tower climbing safety practices


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify personal protective equipment components and their application
- Describe safe rescue practices during emergency situations
- Safely climb 100 meter towers
- Participate in high angle rescue procedures
- Engage in partnered rappelling and climbing exercises
- Complete climb and descent procedures

Use initiative to identify tasks

Use time productively.

Select and use appropriate tools.


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100



Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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