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SIEMENS TRAINING CENTRE


The nacelle has allowed Siemens to extend the range of courses to include the five-day Advanced Rescue course, where all technicians are trained to evacuate injured personnel from awkward and inaccessible areas of a wind turbine in the event of injury or illness. Alongside this, the first wave of technical training equipment has been installed to facilitate training of technicians up to Siemens technical Level 4.


THE TRAINING SCORECARD


To date, the centre has trained in the region of 300 technicians. Alongside this, throughput of Level 1 technicians has steadily increased to around 12 new starters per month.


By the end of 2010 the wind power training facility will have provided in total, approximately:-


KEY MILESTONES FOR SIEMENS INTEGRATED TRAINING CENTRE:


AUTUMN 2008 - SiemensWind Power Training school established in Newcastle as part of Siemens Energy Service Intergated Training Centre.


SPRING 2009 - the first dedicatedWind Power Training Manager was recruited with the specific remit to recruit a dedicated team of safety and technical trainers to deliver Siemens courses (see profile of Steve Green).


AUTUMN 2009 - two new safety trainers recruited - installation of a 10 metre training tower with accompanying training platforms.


WINTER 2009/2010 - the two-day Basic Height Rescue course previously delivered by an external training provider commenced delivery in Newcastle.


SPRING 2010 - installation of 2.3 MWNacelle.


• 76 x 5 day Advanced Rescue Spaces • 38 x 2 day Advanced Rescue Refresher Spaces


• 213 x 2 day Basic Height Rescue Spaces


• 83 x 1 day Basic Height Rescue Refresher courses


At present, the wind power training school has 4 Safety Trainers, 3 Technical Trainers, as well as a anagerial and an administration role. It will provide all training for the Siemens Wind Power workforce.


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