This June 2007 manual details the safety regulations for operators and technicians working on the Vestas V90 - 3.0 MW wind turbine.
Sections 1 and 2 of the manual are listed below. Pay particular attention to the setback distances recommended by Vestas. The full text of the manual can be read by clicking on the below link.
A turbine connected to the grid implies certain elements of danger if it is handled without exercising proper caution.
For safety reasons, at least two persons have to be present during a work procedure.
The work must be properly carrier out in accordance with this manual and other related manuals. This implies, among other things that personnel must be instructed in and familiar with relevant parts of this manual.
Furthermore, personnel must be familiar with the contents of the "Substances and Materials" regulations.
Caution must especially be exerted in situation s where measurement and work is done in junction boxes that can be connected to power.
Consequently the following safety regulations must be observed.
2. Stay and Traffic by the Turbine
Do not stay within a radius of 400m (1300 ft) from the turbine unless it is necessary. If you have to inspect an operating turbine from the ground, do not stay under the rotor plane but observe the rotor from the front.
Make sure that children do not stay by or play nearby the turbine. If necessary, fence the foundation.
The access door to the turbine must be locked in order to prevent unauthorized persons from stopping or damaging the turbine due to mal-operation of the controller.