This programme is designed to provide the necessary training and
knowledge for those who wish to work as turbine technicians in the
Offshore Renewable Energy Industry. It has been designed to enable
a smooth transition for those with relevant experience in other
industries to transfer their skills into new areas.
Turbine technicians are essential to the offshore industry both
in the installation and commissioning wind farms and subsequently
in their operation and maintenance. Those operating in this role
not only need to be trained as a technician but must also be able
to work safely in the specific environments that the role presents.
Health and safety and safe operations are critical to the role and
will be re-enforced throughout all aspects of the training.
Who should attend this training?
Anyone with previous experience in electrical or mechanical
engineering who wishes to work in the offshore industry on wind
This training requires previous training typically in an
electrical discipline although in some cases an engineering
qualification may suffice. It is recognised that experience varies
greatly and advice and guidance can be provided as to the
suitability of previous knowledge. Typically the minimum level
required would be NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
It is the responsibility of anyone wishing to work offshore to
be able to demonstrate that they have a current BOSIET certificate
and have valid relevant medical certificates. Neither the BOSIET
nor any medical examinations are provided as part of this training.
However if requested both can be arranged through OMA at additional
1. Working at Height and Rescue
A two day RenewableUK approved course.
2. Confined Space Training
A one day Low Risk Confined Spaces course to provide delegates
with a thorough understanding of the dangers of confined spaces and
to enable delegates to enter, work and leave confined spaces.
3. Electrical Safety Awareness
A one day course to provide delegates with an understanding of
basic electrical work at low voltage.
4. Introduction to Offshore Renewable Energy
A one day course covering operational and technical requirements
in addition to industry knowledge and offshore wind farms subsea
- The components of a wind farm
- Typical cable laying vessels
- Techniques and trenching equipment commonly used
- Engineering challenges to be addressed
- Types of cable
- Jointing and terminations
- Responsibilities and roles offshore
- Reporting lines and procedures
- Routines and practises
- PPE and working safely
- Health and Safety offshore
- Crew transfer procedures
- Emergency actions and responses.
Safe Working Operations-
- Wind Turbine work at heights with rescue - RenewableUK
- Electrical safety Awareness
- Confined spaces training
As part of the training all participants will go through a
series of assessments.
This course will be delivered over 5 days in partnership with
Safety Technology Ltd.