From Royal Marine Commando to OPS Wind Turbine Technician
Meet David, he is just one example of the many ex-service personnel who have successfully transitioned from serving his country to saving the world – quite literally.
Having left the Royal Marines after 14-years of service, he extensively researched his next career move, which was to join the many others helping to save the planet through renewable energy, in particular, the wind industry.
David realised his military skills and experience would be useful within the wind industry, but first he would need to obtain […]
Update from IRATA with regards to certificate extension for Technicians – Further update will follow as soon as we have it.
ONLINE – TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION EXTENSION
We are currently preparing an electronic process for our technicians to apply for an extended period of certification. As soon as this becomes available, we will notify you and place a notice on the IRATA website, with instructions for technicians to follow. This will be a temporary solution and shall only be in place whilst the COVID-19 containment actions prevent assessors and training member companies from operating on a […]
GWO has agreed to allow as a temporary measure until 1 June 2020 that:
Course participants unable to refresh previous training within the 24 month validity period due to COVID 19, may be able to take their planned refresher training up until 60 days after expiry. However, if, during the period of your current certification you have not worked in a wind turbine environment or used the skills you learned on GWO courses, the risk of skills fade is very high. This option should be assessed by the legal duty holder responsible for your safety on site.