Confined Space Entry & Rescue Training For Turbine Blades
The turbine blade – specifically, the interior of the blade. Due to its distinctive shape, configuration, and limited accessibility, the blade interior is arguably the most challenging confined space in a turbine.
To address this unique challenge, Tech Safety Lines offers a Confined Space Entry & Rescue course specifically tailored for Blade inspection and repair crews.
COURSE DURATION: 2 Days
CLASS SIZE: Average class is 3-9 students per instructor
SYNOPSIS OF COURSE
TSL’s focused Blade Entry course zeros in on the challenges faced by inspection and repair crews. We utilize a rich, multimedia presentation to emphasize the importance of understanding and recognizing the unique safety concerns associated with Confined Space. The classroom session is followed by an intensive hands-on course, designed for the real work experience.
- Ensuring your written CS Entry Program and procedures meet OSHA regulations
- Developing and updating entry and emergency action plans
- Realistic rescue scenarios
- Coordinating with local Emergency Responders
- Identifying appropriate “Reclassification” procedures to render a CS as non-permit required
Any turbine technician or rope access team tasked with blade entry for inspection and/or repair. The majority of our course is dedicated to field specific, “hands-on” activities and scenarios –students develop skills that are crucial to safe and effective rescue work.
SHOULD THE BLADE INTERIOR BE CONSIDERED A CONFINED SPACE?
OSHA defines a Confined Space (CS) as one that is:
- Large enough to physically enter
- Not intended for prolonged human occupancy
- Has limited entry or egress
With this definition you can easily see that the turbine blade clearly meets the criteria of Confined Space!
- Elements of a written Confined Space program
- Field-level definition of CS as it applies to turbine blades
- Hazards specific to Confined Space: Recognition and Mitigation
- Identifying Regulatory parameters (OSHA, NIOSH, ANSI)
- Identifying, measuring, and monitoring Atmospheric conditions
- Pre-entry requirements
- Proper equipment for Entry and Rescue
- Respond promptly to a rescue alert
- Evaluate the emergency and determine the correct rescue method
- Determine the presence of atmospheric hazards throughout the rescue
- Enter the confined space, evaluate and package the patient utilizing the versatile Spec Pack, and remove the unconscious victim from the blade interior
- Identify and establish appropriate egress method to evacuate the patient all the way to the ground
TECH SAFETY LINES’ INSTRUCTORS
TSL doesn’t believe in mass produced instructors. Our well-trained and experienced instructors are unmatched in the industry. Our instructors are active rescuers, firefighters and paramedics in the Dallas Fire/Rescue Department’s Technical Rescue Team, which covers the city in Confined Space, High-Angle, Trench, and Urban Search and Rescue.
For more information about our Confined Space Training for Turbine Blades course or to sign up please fill out the below form and one of our safety specialists will contact you as soon as possible.