If I want to visit a WTG more than six times in a year, can I still use the WLA?
WLA is only intended for infrequent visitors to a WTG. Visiting a WTG more than six times a year is considered as frequent, thereby, increasing exposure to the hazards present in the WTG to a level where further training is strongly recommended. Therefore, GWO recommends that anyone visiting a WTG more than 6 times per year take the Basic Safety Training.
If have completed the Onshore Module and wish to visit an Offshore WTG, do I need to do the entire 7 hours of Offshore Module?
If you have completed the WLA Onshore Module and late wish to visit an Offshore WTG, you need to complete the full Offshore Module. The Offshore training requires you to take the entire 7 hours of training which covers some additional elements specific to isolated offshore environments.
Can the WLA be used for single day jobs or other types of short-term work in a WTG?
The WLA does not provide the training necessary to safely work in a WTG. Therefore, it cannot be used to access a turbine for single day jobs or other types of short-term work in a WTG.
Can WLA replace the need to do the BST?
The WLA only provides very limited safety training and does not provide the knowledge and skills to enter a WTG without being supervised by at least two experienced BST trained persons. Therefore it does not replace the need to complete BST for most individuals.
Do instructors for the offshore module require a valid working at heights instructor certificate?
As the Offshore module of WLA includes hooked climbing on a ladder and emergency double descents into water, a valid Working at Heights certificate is required for WLA instructors.
Can the WLA be trained onsite?
Due to the intended participants unfamiliarity with the WTG environment, training WLA modules should always be trained in the safety of a training center. Therefore it cannot be trained Onsite.
Is there a refresher course the WLA?
There is no refresher course for WLA. Once the WLA passes it’s validity date, a course participant must retake the WLA.