Capital Safety, home of the DBI-Sala, Uniline, and Protecta brands of fall protection equipment, today announces the opening of a new wind turbine training structure center at its North American headquarters in Red Wing, Minnesota. The new training structure will be used to provide a variety of rescue and climbing training scenarios for the wind energy industry, and a variety of others that need to protect workers at height.
“Construction and maintenance of wind turbines is accelerating throughout the world, and safety training must keep pace. We’ve made a significant investment in building a one-of-a-kind site where workers can learn the proper fall protection procedures before they go on the job,” says Jerry Falk, Global Product Director. “Now people and organizations from around the world can gather in a single, training location, complete with a wind tower, and learn from our experts and each other, which enhance the effectiveness of the training.”
The 70-foot structure was finished in June 2011 and has seen dozens of students complete training in four modules. It features multiple training areas to simulate actual wind turbine work, including the tower, nacelle and hub.
Capital Safety, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fall protection, confined space and rescue equipment, with 12 operating sites worldwide and a passionate commitment to quality, innovation and safety. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance, and professional customer service.
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