Health, Safety & Environment

GWO Working at Heights

Duration:  2 days
Per Delegate:  £360.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


Delegates are required to be WINDA registered before arriving for the course. To register please visit and follow the instructions through the delegate registration portal. Please contact our Customer Service Team if you need assistance with this.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding 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
  • Be able to correctly identify 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

Course Content

  • Legislation relevant to working at heights
  • Harness use and inspection
  • Fall prevention
  • Vertical fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest lanyards
  • Dropped objects
  • Self-retracting lifelines
  • Measures to prevent injury
  • Workshop: risks, hazards and suspension trauma
  • Emergency procedures
  • Rescue devices and rigging set up
  • Measures to prevent injury during training
  • Rescue exercises 


Delegates will undertake a practical scenarios to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, gloves and hard hat.

Further Information

Delegates are required to fill in a medical self-assessment form to certify they are capable of fully participating.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or wind turbine generator (WTG) structure.


GWO Certificate, valid for 2 years.

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