Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) Program for Wind Operations

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Guidelines to help companies build a QEW program 

Building, operating, and maintaining any power generation project requires a high level of electrical safety awareness, training, technical skills, knowledge, and the personal discipline to always act in a safe manner. To build such awareness, knowledge and skills requires training, including on specific tasks since each task presents different hazards and mitigation procedures.

The Guidelines for Wind Operations Qualified Electrical Workers represent a basic set of criteria for a Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) program with suggestions for developing the training, managing the verification of skills and the implementation in the field including both the technical skills and the electrical safety elements to be considered. This is intended as a guideline to assist companies in preparing their own QEW program.

ACP’s Electrical Safety Working Group finalized these Guidelines for Wind Operations Qualified Electrical Workers. The Working Group is in the process of developing a similar document for solar.

These guidelines are a part of ACP’s workforce safety resources. If you have questions about the guidelines, please contact safety@cleanpower.org

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