GWO Working at Height (WAH)

GWO training course enabling participants to use basic personal protective equipment (PPE), work safely at height and perform comprehensive basic rescue from height in a remote wind turbine environment.

Includes registration to GWO WINDA database.

15% off equipment online for training participants

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GWO Working at Height

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GWO Working at Height training course providing theoretical knowledge and practical training to enable participants to work safely in wind turbines.

The training course is part of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) standard.

Upon completing the GWO BST Working at Heights training course, participants are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator
  • Demonstrate understanding of current national and regional legislation regarding working at height
  • Demonstrate correct identification of PPE, including identification of Global and regional standard markings e.g. harness, helmet & lanyards
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to correctly perform pre-use inspection, service, store and correctly fit relevant PPE e.g. harness, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arrest lanyards and work positioning lanyards
  • Demonstrate correct use of the relevant PPE e.g. harness, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards. This includes correct identification of anchor points and correct conduct on ladders
  • Demonstrate correct use of evacuation devices
  • Demonstrate how to approach rescue situations in WTG’s and use of rescue equipment efficiently

The GWO BST Working at Heights Refresher training course syllabus includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation and behavioural safety
  • Harness
  • Fall prevention
  • Vertical fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest lanyards
  • Dropped objects
  • Self-retracting lifelines
  • Control measures to prevent injury during training
  • Practical exercises
  • Workshop: risks and hazards and suspension trauma
  • Emergency procedure
  • PPE review
  • Rescue devices and rigging set up
  • Measures to prevent injury during training
  • Rescue exercises
  • Evaluation

Also available: GWO Working at Heights with Manual Handling combined 2 day course

Training certificates are issued online via GWO’s WINDA system and valid for two years. After this, participants will be required to refresh their skills and complete the GWO Working at Height Refresher.

Our continued growth in the wind sector highlights our commitment and drive to enhance our accredited training offer in accordance with the Global Wind Organisation.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  2. GWO course participants must have a WINDA ID before they book.  If you do not have a WINDA ID please register here.

15% discount – on completion of your training course, you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

heightec is an approved Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training provider. View our full range of GWO approved training courses here.

This course was previously referenced as: TTS5U

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Course Details

Duration: 2 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds
Entry Requirements:
  • Participants must have a WINDA ID before they book.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TWG004
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: GWO WINDA online
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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