GWO: Blade Repair Training

Tech Safety Lines is the proud recipient of the GWO Training Company of the Year award across North and South America.

The Global Wind Organization Blade Repair Course is the introductory safety training standard to work on onshore wind turbines.

Upon successful completion of the blade repair training course, the participants will be able to perform and document a wind turbine blade inspection, and execute repair work in accordance with a work instruction while maintaining the aerodynamic profile and structural integrity in glass fiber reinforced composite parts of a wind turbine.

**The GWO Blade Repair Course is recognized by Siemens as equivalent to the Siemens Blade B course.**

Course Duration: 10 Days

Price: (volume discounts available)

Summer Rates: $4,000 per student

Pre-Requisite: Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course

Validation: Permanent

Please contact us for availability.

The GWO blade repair training course is intended as an entry-level course and the participants will not therefore be expected to perform repairs in major structural elements of blades like spars, spar caps, and carbon fiber.

After having successfully completed the GWO blade repair training, the participants will be able to:

  • Take responsibility for working safely with applicable chemicals, while utilizing the applicable personal protective equipment in a controlled manner throughout all phases of blade inspection and repair work (Ability, intermediate level)
  • Explain typical types of blade construction, materials and the importance of surface finish relating to aerodynamic performance and efficiency (Knowledge, intermediate level)
  • Distinguish between and work safely in a controlled manner with epoxy, polyester, polyurethane, vinyl ester, methacrylate, reinforcement materials and solvents related to composite inspection and repair work (Skills, intermediate level)
  • Take responsibility for preparing, operating, and maintaining the correct tools and equipment, be it electrical or mechanical(Ability intermediate level) 
  • Take responsibility for safely performing and documenting laminate, sandwich panel and surface layer repairs in accordance with a work instruction in glass fiber reinforced composite parts (Ability, intermediate level)

Learn more about our GWO program here, and about our training and facilities here, About Our Training.

Upon successful completion of the blade repair training course, the participants will be able to perform and document a wind turbine blade inspection, and execute repair work in accordance with a work instruction while maintaining the aerodynamic profile and structural integrity in glass fiber reinforced composite parts of a wind turbine within the following dimensions:

  • laminate repairs including leading edge and trailing edge repairs affecting a maximum amount of 5 layers and a maximum repair area size of 500cm²
  • core material replacement up to 200cm²
  • surface repair to paint and gelcoat

"I attended the Basic Safety Course, Base Technical Training Course, Advanced Rescue Techniques and the Blade Repair Course without having any prior knowledge of the wind industry.  The instructors were extremely helpful and were able to articulate themselves in a way that someone with no experience could understand.  They were extremely helpful and down to earth.  Furthermore, the facilities are top notch and exceeded my expectations.  I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to enter the wind industry or any company that wants to get their employees GWO certified within the wind industry." - Scott, Meridian Global

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