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GWO Wind Turbine Lift User Training (LU) for Personnel Working on WTGs in the Wind Industry

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GWO Wind Turbine Lift User Training participants will learn about their responsibility in the safe use of lifts, including inspection prior to use, practical operation, and evacuation of lifts and how to shut down lifts safely and responsibly after use. The Lift User training is a multi-brand training covering a wide range of lift types and guiding systems.

Upon completion of the GWO Lift User Training (LU), participants will be aware of the risks and hazards encountered in the use of lifts within the wind industry. Furthermore, they will be able to control and mitigate those risks and hazards. The GWO Lift User Training Module will also equip participants with the ability to take responsibility and appropriately respond in the event of a hazardous situation and to increase their safety through proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency equipment, procedures and safe craftsmanship.

The GWO Lift User training is a mix of theoretical and practical elements focusing on developing the needed knowledge, skills and abilities for a wind employee to operate and evacuate a lift in a WTG. The training has a generic focus in relation to different lift types and brands, and the initiative to seek guidance when needed is a basic part of the learning objectives for this training.

The target group of this training are personnel working on WTGs within the wind industry where the use of lifts is required for transportation of personnel and equipment inside the WTG.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Validity: None
  • Prerequisites: All personnel participating in the Lift User training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Specifically, the participants must be made aware of the risks and hazards related to completing this course.

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GWO Lift User Training (LU)

GWO Wind Turbine Lift Basic User Training

Introduction to the Training

  • Safety instructions and emergency procedures
  • Facilities
  • Introduction
  • Scope and main learning objectives
  • Ongoing assessments
  • Motivation
  • Human factor
  • Personal Protective Equipment


  • Legislation

General use of Lifts

  • Standards for use of lift
  • Transport of personnel and equipment
  • Lift functionality
  • General safety in use of lift

Inspection of Lift Prior to Use (Theory and practical)

  • General purpose of pre-use inspection
  • Pre-use inspection checklist
  • Pre-use inspection steps, outside the lift
  • Pre-use inspection steps, inside the lift
  • Inspection of lift - Safety

Operation of Lift (Practical)

  • Initial safety precautions
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Stay in danger zone
  • Safety in the lift travel range
  • Safety inside the lift
  • Fences and gate
  • Faults and damages
  • Empty transfer
  • Unstable objects in the lift
  • Safety when operating lift
  • Emergency descend

Evacuation of Lift

  • Operation of doors
  • Rescue and evacuation plan

Shutdown after Use

  • Lift in parking position, general
  • Shutdown procedure

Test and Training Review

  • Theory test
  • Training review
  • Feedback session

Disclaimer: For general information purpose only - please check with GWO for the latest and accurate information on Training Standards

Last Updated: May 28, 2021