GWO BST Working at Heights

Course Overview

GWO Working at Height provides the knowledge and skills to work safely at height in a wind turbine work environment and to appropriately respond appropriately in the event of emergency, evacuating the nacelle, rescue of a casualty from vertical ladder systems.

For anyone looking to begin or continue working in the renewable energy industry, everyone is expected to hold a valid, in date GWO Working at Height certificate which must be refreshed every 2 years by sitting the GWO Working at Height refresher course.

Course Content

A GWO Working at Height training course includes knowledge and skills to:

  • Correctly use personal fall protection equipment (PFPE)
  • Perform safe working at height in a WTG environment on vertical ladders
  • Perform safe rescue from height in a remote wind turbine environment and on vertical ladder systems
  • Safely evacuate a WTG nacelle in an emergency

Delegates will be able to;

  • Demonstrate the importance of following procedures and regulations whilst working at height in a wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate rescue techniques in a range of emergency rescue situations
  • Identify and inspect the WAH PPE, and equipment ensuring the safety of self and others
  • Evacuate from the WTG nacelle safely with the use of evacuation devices


To attend the GWO Working at Height, delegates must:

  • Register for a personal WINDA profile before arriving for the course
  • Be over 18, physically and medically fit



A GWO certificate will be issued which remains valid for 2 years


2.0 Days


Anyone wishing to gain certification to work in the renewables and wind energy industry