| Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual |
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours
OBJECTIVES: To raise tower safely and securely.
To install transfer gearbox on tower properly
MATERIALS: Shovels, picks, tamping bars or poles
Tower poles, gin poles, 4060 meters of rope, diagonal bracing poles
Modeling construction materials
Step 1: 15 minutes
By using a model demonstrate the action and sequence of raising a large timber or tower.
Step 2: 15 minutes
Discuss and explain safety considerations (falling off tower, ropes breaking, tower or poles falling, dropping tools from hands and pockets while on the tower.
This is potentially the most dangerous session of the training. Stress the importance of moving slowly and of moving together as a group.
Step 3: 4 hours
Assemble the tower; measure and dig footing holes.
Prepare for raising, including last minute safety precautions.
Step 4: 1 hour
Raise the tower using gin pole- if necessary.
Explain what is going to happen very clearly and make sure that everyone understands their part. Keep a close eye out for people doing things which may be dangerous.
Step 5: 2 hours
Level and center the tower and pour concrete footings. Prepare transfer gearbox and rotor for installation.
Step 6: 1 hour