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GWO Work at Heights
Full Course

Cost Per Person: £440.00 +VAT
Duration: 2 Days

Our GWO Work at Heights 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 Standard (BST) and taught by expert instructors with experience in the industry.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to give the participants the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to use basic PPE and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment.

Course Details

Duration: 2 days
Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1:4
Location: Sheerness
Certificate Validity: 2 years

Course Objectives:

The BST Working at Heights Module shall ensure that the delegates are able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator
  • Understanding of current national legislation regarding working at heights
  • Correct identification of PPE, including identification of European/Global standard markings
  • The knowledge and skills to correctly inspect, service, store and correctly fit relevant PPE
  • Correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g. harnesses fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards. This includes correct identification of anchor points and correct conduct on ladder
  • Correct use of evacuation devices
  • How to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently
Course Objectives – Day 1
  • Legislation (HSAWA / WAHR / MHSWR / PUWER / PPER)
  • Harness Pre-use inspection correct donning
  • Vertical Fall Arrest Systems Demonstrate correct use of VFAS
  • Work Position Lanyards
  • Self Retractable Lifelines Pendulum swing
  • Fall Arrest Lanyards Clearance required under user
  • Practical Exercises “Y” versus “V” demonstrate correct use of lanyards
  • Anchor Points Safe / unsafe zones in WTG Nacelles
  • Workshop: Risk and Hazards Discuss hazards in the WTG sector
  • Emergency Procedures Demonstrate safe and correct use of constant rate descenders Milan A-020 and Milan A-024 (Rescue)
Course Objectives – Day 2
  • PPE Review Typical rescue kit found in WTG
  • Rescue Devices Review of Milans
  • Suspension Trauma Description, cause and treatment
  • Basic rescue exercises Rescue from ladders – using the Milan A-024 from casualty’s work positioning lanyard fall arrest lanyard vertical rescue system
  • Course Completion and Evaluation

Course Bundle Discounts

GWO OFFSHORE TRAINING BUNDLE

Save: £194

  • GWO Working at Heights
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Sea Survival
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling

Total Bundle Price: £996.00

GWO OFFSHORE REFRESHER BUNDLE

Save: £183

  • GWO Working at Heights Refresher
  • GWO First Aid Refresher
  • GWO Sea Survival Refresher
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling

Total Bundle Price: £732.00

GWO ONSHORE TRAINING BUNDLE

Save: £186

  • GWO Working at Heights
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling

Total Bundle Price: £744.00

GWO ONSHORE REFRESHER BUNDLE

Save: £120

  • GWO Working at Heights Refresher
  • GWO First Aid Refresher
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling

Total Bundle Price: £480.00

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Important Delegate Information

Health

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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Equipment

Suitable clothing for outdoor training at height

  • Safety Boots
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Any work at height PPE if in possession and within valid statutory inspection

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Location

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Height and Rescue Training
New Road
Sheerness
Kent
United Kingdom
ME12 1PZ

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Documents

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  • Registration details

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Accredited Training

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Global Wind Organization

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.

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