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GWO Wind Turbines Working at Height and Rescue

2 day course
310 minutes
615 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This Working at Height & Rescue course is GWO approved (Global Wind Organisation) – and is designed for those who work or wish to work in the wind turbine industry.

This course is part of our full 5 day GWO Basic Safety Training package – if you’d like to learn more about this course, please contact us.

This course is highly practical and includes training on purpose built working at height facilities. 

Those who attend this course must also register to be part of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database (WINDA) and will be required to bring along their registration number to start this course.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

On this 2 day course, delegates will learn and develop practical skills which will enable them to work safely at height and on wind turbines.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Safe systems of work
  • PPE and equipment selection
  • Inspection and use of tools
  • Risk assessing
  • Emergency procedures
  • Evacuation and rescue at height
  • Hazards and risks specific to wind turbines
  • Working at height legislation
  • Identification, inspection and maintenance of PPE
  • Identification of anchor points
  • Correct use of a ladder
  • Correct use of evacuation devices
  • How to approach rescue situations in wind turbine generators and use rescue equipment efficiently

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This course is taught by trained, experienced instructors who have all complete regulated assessor awards.

All of our instructors have the skills and first-hand experience to bring our lessons to life.

Delegates will undertake a minimum of 4 work at height scenarios that will include rescue of both a conscious and unconscious casualty.

On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a GWO certificate

2 years. We also offer GWO Refresher Courses if you require re-certification.

No. The course is accredited by GWO, but no funding is available.

1 training to 12 candidates

  • Theory training

1 trainer to 6 candidates

  • Practical training

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes. before the start of the course candidates must register for WINDA: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database and bring along their registration number. Registering with WINDA is quick, easy and free of charge. Delegates should also be fit enough to participate in practical exercises and assessments.

What is included in the price?

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

GWO certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

"First class training facility, facilities and purpose-built structures offered an excellent training platform. The instructors were very knowledgeable and a great group of people. Looking forward to completing more courses in the coming months." Steven Band

"The lecturer was very knowledgeable and informative. The course was pitched at the right level and I really enjoyed the practical aspect of the course. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the MRS for training." James Robinson

“MRS have always provided us with high class training with knowledgeable instructors. Our technicians have often said the courses are among the best they’ve been on.” Kieran Brazill

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