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GWO Wind Turbines Working at Height and Rescue Refresher

1 day course
160 minutes
320 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This Working at Height & Rescue GWO approved refresher course is for those who have completed the 2 day GWO Working at Height & Rescue course previously and want to revalidate it.

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

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. 

This 1 day Working at Height & Rescue GWO refresher course reviews and builds on knowledge and skills gained from the full course. It refreshes delegates on the theory and practical skills, like using basic PPE and how to perform a basic rescue from heights safely – in environments such as wind turbines.

The training includes how to use a safe system of work, equipment selection and inspection, the use of tools, risk assessment, emergency procedures and how to evacuate and rescue using industry standing equipment such as:

  • Double twin lanyards
  • Triple action connectors for twin lanyards
  • Work positioning lanyards
  • Full-body harnesses
  • "Fast access" hub/nacelle rescue device
  • Hub rescue device
  • Automatic descender

The topics covered in this course include:

  • Hazards and risks specific to working in 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

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by highly trained, and experienced instructors – all of whom have completed regulated assessor awards. Most of our instructors are real-life rescuers who have first-hand experience which helps to bring our lessons to life.

Delegates must complete a minimum of 4 working at height scenarios successfully to pass this course – after this, they will receive a GWO certificate.

No – this 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. As well as PPE, delegates must provide an in-date GWO Working at heights certificate and their WINDA registration number prior to attending this course. 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.

“MRS has excellent facilities and their training has really developed the confidence of our Technicians. Thanks to MRS, we have achieved a high standard of internal rescue capability.” Simon Heesom, Deutsche Windtechnik

"A very well executed course by Jason with good simulated scenarios both in the training room and outside on the rig. Step by step assembly to verify equipment and scenarios understood. Felt safe throughout the course with very good supervisions by Jason." Michael Deans, WSP UK Ltd  


“As specialists in height and awkward access projects, it is important our technicians and engineers undergo continuous training to achieve the high standards required in our chosen fields.  Our trainer of choice for working at height and wind turbine training and rescue is MRS Training & Rescue and I have no hesitation in recommending them.” Jason Ross, Equinox Access Solutions Group

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