Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions we collected for you

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions section. On this page we try to answer the most common frequently asked questions (or FAQ) as much as possible. If you can not find the information you are looking for, feel free to contact us.

General

Yes, the course information is also available in Dutch.
In the menu you can choose the language (Dutch or English).  On the Dutch part of our website we offer some additional course categories for the Dutch market.

All start dates of scheduled courses can be found on the Course Information pages. Select a category and a course and all relevant information including start dates and time of the selected course will be shown.

If you can’t find a course date please contact our booking office +31 (0)223 62 50 70.

 

Normaly a course starts at 09.00 and will finish at 16.30 o’clock. Deviating starting times will be mentioned in the order confirmation.

Delegates are expected to be present at least 15 minutes before the start of the course.

The address of the start location of a course is mentioned in the DHTC order confirmation.
If in doubt about the course location, please contact our Booking Office by Phone +31 223 62 50 70 during office hours.

For all practical training courses DHTC will supply the necessary protective clothing and equipment. All you need is a towel and extra dry clothes and underwear. See also the DHTC order confirmation for details.

Offshore

If you would like to work offshore you need valid certificates of the Offshore Basic Safety course (Nogepa 0.5A) and the CA-EBS (NOGEPA 0.5C) course.  You also need a valid offshore medical certificate.

See also the NOGEPA Industry Standard Nr 001- Rev 0 for additional information about the training guidelines etc.

A list of recognised Physicians can be found on the NOGEPA website.  An OGUK or OLF medical certificate will be accepted.
Don’t forget to check if you also need a medical certificate in the use of breathing apparatus. This is mentioned in the relevant course information & our order confirmation.

NOGEPA recognised Physicians in Den Helder:

Mediwerk             Adviesbureau Mediboeg

Yes, according the Mutual recognition, NOGEPA 0.5 courses are accepted in Denmark, the U.K.  and Norway (with additional training).

See for detailed information Appendix 1 Mutual recognition of Basic Safety & Emerg. Preparedness Training – April 2017 as published in the NOGEPA Industry Standard Nr 001, page 77.

No, if the validity of your NOGEPA certificate has expired, participation in a refresher course is only possible with dispensation from NOGEPA.  Dispensation is only applied to personnel who have completed the basic course and at least one related refresher course of the subject training.

Please use the NOGEPA Request for dispensation form and send the completed form to Gert-Jan Windhorst Secretary Operations/ H&S at NOGEPA.
Before the start of the course DHTC must be in the possession of a copy signed by NOGEPA.

To maintain and improve the course audit system (and as a consequence the quality control of courses), NOGEPA introduced the “NOGEPA Fee” in July 2013.

The cost of the NOGEPA Certificate Fee is mentioned in the course details as “Registration costs”.

WIND GWO

No. An offshore medical certificate is not required. The delegate must be fit for work and before the start of the training a Medical Self-Assesment Form must be filled in.

 

The WINDA ID is the unique personal identification number of individuals (Delegates) that have registered for a profile as a Delegate in WINDA. All Delegates must provide their WINDA ID prior to leaving the Training Provider after passing a Training Module, if they wish to have their training accepted by GWO. 

You can get a WINDA ID by signing up for a Delegate account in WINDA.

 

No.
Even if you have participated in similar or longer safety training courses, this does not mean you have been trained in the specific risks that are encountered in the wind industry. The GWO basic safety training standard has been developed in the absence of other relevant and recognized standard safety training, and in addition to addressing the main safety risks of working in the wind industry.

For personnel working on wind projects without direct physical contact with a wind turbine, your employer may deem that your current skills are adequate. Examples could for instance include crew personnel on vessels operating on an offshore wind project, and where mandatory safety training has been completed.