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TAKING SAFETY TO THE TOP
Highly-trained mechanics from the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) will not only keep your equipment running, they will do it efficiently, and above all else, safely. Our affiliated companies currently maintain wind turbine elevators from the west coast all the way to the east coast, including those at Deepwater Wind’s trailblazing Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States.
Our qualified mechanics know their way around elevators and wind technology equipment inside and out, and they do it all, including:
- Jurisdiction compliance inspection
The training IUEC members receive during their four-plus year USDOL-registered apprenticeship was developed with an intense focus on keeping workers and the riding public safe. Through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program, IUEC members earn certifications in OSHA 10-hour for General Industry, American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Competent Person training for Framed and Suspended Scaffolding (through the SAIA), and industry-specific crane rigging and signaling.
Our industry-specific rigging and signaling program is accredited as a 17024 Personnel Certification Program by ANSI/ANAB. The process used by ANSI/ANAB to accredit certification bodies is based on an international standard (ISO/IEC 17011). Adherence to a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process ensures that the ANSI/ANAB process conforms to the highest accreditation standard, and represents the best practices in accreditation. ANSI/ANAB is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies.
With the exception of a rigging and signaling program run by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), the IUEC’s industry-specific Certified Signal Person and Rigger Program is the only other organization in the United States to offer ANSI/ANAB-accredited certification in Level 1 and Level 2 Rigging and Signaling.
IUEC members have a solid educational foundation that thoroughly prepares them to work on wind turbine elevators. The four-plus year IUEC Apprenticeship training through the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) is comprised of eight semesters of classroom instruction along with 8,000 hours of supervised on-the-job learning. The intense, safety-focused core curriculum covers all facets of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, testing, repairing, and maintaining elevators, escalators, moving walks and other related conveyance equipment. IUEC members’ competencies include:
- Ability to work at height
- Mechanical aptitude
- Ability to follow instruction
- Analytical skills
- Ability to work effectively in small teams
- High/low voltage wiring
- Control wiring and diagnostics
- Hydraulics and pipe fitting
- Electro-mechanics and motors
All of these skills transfer seamlessly to the wind industry
A SOLID EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The quality of the National Elevator Industry Educational Program is unmatched. Through classroom courses, hands-on experiential learning, and online virtual simulations, the NEIEP curriculum provides apprentices and mechanics with the theoretical foundations and practical skills they need to become the industry’s most highly-skilled elevator constructors. As a wind turbine owner, operator, or contractor, you want your wind turbine elevator equipment to be serviced only by skilled, experienced workers, and the IUEC is ready to help meet the needs of your business.
Finishing the apprenticeship program isn’t the end of an IUEC mechanic’s education; the program offers more than 40 online and classroom-based continuing education courses covering many aspects of the elevator industry. New continuing education courses covering emerging technologies, specialized training, and code updates are released every year.
All apprenticeship training and continuing education courses are covered by members’ education benefit, so there are no additional out-of-pocket costs for our mechanics to attend them. And the quality of our training is so high that accredited colleges and universities across the United States have partnered with NEIEP to offer college credit to individuals who have completed NEIEP’s USDOL-Registered Apprenticeship training program.
Curious about the wide scope of training the IUEC provides? Check out NEIEP’s course catalog for detailed descriptions of our many learning opportunities.
IUEC CORE COMPETENCIES
|How we qualify||IUEC Core|
|Personal Protective Equipment|
|Safety Data Sheets/Right-to-Know|
|NFPA 70E Arc Flash Training|
|Confined/Enclosed Space Operation and Rescue|
|Electrical Safety Lock Out/Tag Out|
|Hazard Awareness and Mitigation Strategies|
|OSHA 10 for Construction and General Industry|
|First Aid with CPR/AED|
|Controllers PLC – Programming|
|Basic Safety Training (incl. optional GWO)|
|How we qualify||IUEC Core|
|Use of Multimeter|
|Use of Oscilloscope|
|Use of Megger|
|Motor Control Circuits|
|Signaling and Rigging|
|Forklift/Aerial Lift Certification|
|Scaffold Competent Person Training|