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Capital Safety offers fall protection training for wind energy industry


January 21, 2010
By Anthony Capkun


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Capital Safety has added three fall protection training courses for the wind energy industry to its roster of training offerings, including Competent Person, Competent Rescuer and Competent Rescuer Trainer.

“We are excited to meet the growing demand for height safety training for wind turbine workers,” said Jerry Falk, global product director with Capital Safety. “With training courses now dedicated to this burgeoning industry, our latest offerings fulfil our mission to protect workers at height by providing knowledge that is essential for safe construction, maintenance and rescue atop wind turbines.”

Each of the courses have both written and practical examinations, and comply with CSA regulations.

These courses involve a high degree of hands-on scenarios and will require students to actively participate in rescue operations. Students will expand their knowledge and ability on how to use pre-engineered rescue equipment and rescue techniques for safe and efficient rescues. In addition, the Competent Rescuer Trainer course includes instruction in adult learning, lesson plan development and teaching methods so that the attendee can effectively conduct wind energy Authorized Rescuer training.

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Courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis at the Capital Safety Training Institutes located in Mississauga, Ont.; Red Wing, Minn.; and Houston, Texas.

CLICK HERE for more info on training.



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