It’s essential that technicians have access to the proper equipment when carrying out wind turbine repair work. Operating in such a dangerous environment, employees need to be sure that their safety equipment is up to the highest standard.
Here at Abaris, we stock wind turbine climbing gear from reputable brands like Petzl, Skylotec, Singing Rock, Kask, and more. Furnish your staff with the wind turbine safety equipment they need for the job, all in one place.
What are the Essential Pieces of Equipment for Wind Turbine Safety?
Wind Turbine Safety Harnesses
Harnesses are one of the most fundamental pieces of kit for technicians operating on wind turbines. Wind Turbine safety harnesses, like the Petzl Volt Wind, are adapted to be used with custom connectors, for use with vertical rail or cable applicators in the wind power sector. Not only do they protect technicians when they're working inside the turbine tower, they are also designed to provide comfort. All the harnesses that we stock are tested to industry safety standards, such as EN361 and EN358.
This specialist piece of kit attaches to the technician’s harness, forming a secure link to an anchor point. Designed for industrial use, products like the Skylotec Skysafe Pro Flex Y Lanyard are made with safety in mind, to reduce the risk of falling. All lanyards are tested to the safety standards EN354 and EN355.
Rope Access Helmets
Safety helmets are designed to protect the wearer at all times, not simply in the event of an accident, but also to shield them against the elements, as blade technicians work in extremely exposed environments. Models in the Kask Superplasma range protect against -30°C temperatures and include ear defender adapters and reflective stickers. All helmets used in this sector will have adjustable chin straps and meet the EN397 and EN12492 standards.
Anchors and Strops
We stock heavy-duty anchors, slings, and strops, which are designed to secure ropes and bulky repair equipment, keeping technicians safe at all times. The range of anchors and strops we stock all meet the EN795 and EN566 standards.
What are the standards for wind turbine safety equipment?
Employers in the wind energy industry must supply all technicians with appropriate PPE, according to the Energy Institute’s Wind Turbine Safety Rules. All the wind farm safety products we stock have been tested according to relevant industry certification standards, whether that be European Standards or British Standards.
Can the wind farm PPE that Abaris sells be used for both offshore and onshore wind farms?
Yes, the wind turbine climbing gear that we stock can be used for both types of wind farms.
What is a wind farm transit suit?
A ‘wind farm transit suit’ is a protective dry suit, specially designed to meet the needs of technicians working outside on turbine repair. We stock the Ursuit RDS WE Wind Farm Transit Suit, which meets the EN15027-1 and SOLAS safety standards.
Can I buy a kit with all the wind turbine PPE I need?
We stock kits such as the heightec WTG Wind Turbine Climber Kit, which includes a harness, a helmet, twin lanyards, a rope adjuster, a nylon protector sling, a head torch, and a durable carry bag. We also regularly build custom kits which you can specify and roll out across your technician teams.