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RNET-100 - Renewable Energy Safety - 3.00 Credits

RNET-100 - Renewable Energy Safety - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will acquire skills utilizing the methods and procedures to safely work in the wind power and solar photovoltaic power generation industries. Students will gain awareness of the mechanical and electrical hazards commonly associated with a renewable energy installation. Students will receive training in the appropriate use of fall arrest equipment and arc flash and arc blast personal protective equipment; Lock-Out Tag-Out procedures; WHIMIS fundamentals; and to safely work in confined spaces. Students will also learn appropriate communication with team members while moving and hoisting equipment through hand signals and basic radio communication. The causes and results of workplace accidents and injuries including common adjunct activities such as safe driving will be reviewed.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications:

    Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience

    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 40
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • outline the procedures to follow in order to work safely with electricity, especially as applied to the renewable energy industry including outlining the precautions to be taken when working on or near electrical power sources, conductors, transformers, motors;

    • explain the cause-and-effect of electric shock along with the factors that determine the severity of an electric shock including the outlining of the steps that must be taken to render aid to the victim;

    • explain the role of fuses, circuit breakers and ground fault circuit interrupters and their role in electrical safety; explain the purpose and process involved in grounding an electrical system;

    • describe the purpose of BC health and safety workplace legislation and outline the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the legislation;

    • identify hazardous materials and describe their characteristics including the interpretation of safety data sheets, (sds);

    • ·outline the basic steps in applying lock-out/tag-out procedures; list the steps used when locking/tagging out an electrical circuit;

    • list the workplace conditions that require fall-restraint and fall-arrest; list the fall-arrest options that are available once the need for fall protection is established;

    • understand the procedure to safely ascend and descend a wind turbine tower or roof structure; define all fall protection terms used in the industry accepted fall protection standards;

    • identify the possible environmental hazards that could exist and may adversely affect or prevent climbing a wind turbine tower or accessing the roof of a structure;

    • identify safe rigging practices and use load charts to calculate safe weight limits for a given weight;

    • define a confined space and a permit required confined space as well as the duties of the authorized entrant, attendant and entry supervisor; and

    understand and apply the three CSA Z462 protective “safety boundaries”; select the proper, required personal protective equipment and specific tools when working on live circuits with arc flash – arc blast potential.
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