Our GWO Work at Heights Refresher course is carried out at our training facility in Kent in the South East of the UK, fully accredited by the Global Wind Organisation as one of the 5 modules of the Basic Safety Training Refresher Standard (BSTR) and taught by expert instructors with experience in the industry.
Current valid certificate must be shown on arrival of the course booking to be eligible for a refresher course.
The aim of this BSTR Working at Heights Module is to review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training so that Delegates can administer safe and effective Working at Heights in the wind turbine industry/ WTG environment in accordance with GWO Refresher Working at Heights training.
Duration: 1 day Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1:4 Location: Sheerness Certificate Validity: 2 years
This BSTR Working at Heights Module shall ensure that delegates are able to demonstrate:
Knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at heights in a WTG
Correct identification of PPE, including identification of European/ Global Standard markings on harness, hard hats, lanyards and other PPE
The knowledge of and skills to correctly pre-use inspect, service, store and correct fitting of harnesses, fall arrest lanyards, work positioning lanyards and other PPE
Demonstrate correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g. harnesses, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards. These include correct identification of anchor points and correct ladder conduct
Demonstrate correct use of evacuation devices
Demonstrate how to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently.
All personnel participating in GWO Basic Safety Training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Delegates will be required to sign a statement stating that they are medically fit to participate in the safety training and that they do not suffer from any medical illness or are under influence of any narcotic substance or alcohol.
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Suitable clothing for outdoor training at height
Any work at height PPE if in possession and within valid statutory inspection
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Height and Rescue Training
The Global Wind Organisation is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. In response to the demand for recognisable Basic Safety Training (BST) in the industry the members of the GWO have developed a safety standard. The standard ensures that the work of any certified Training Provider is competent and proficient. To obtain GWO approval, organizations are subject to an in-depth audit process performed by an accredited Certification Body.