GWO BST Working at Heights Refresher

Course Info

  • Certification

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

  • Duration

    1.0 Day

  • Price

    €345 (includes WINDA Registration Fee, lunch & refreshments)

  • Who Is It for?

    Anyone wishing to renew their GWO Working at Height certification

  • Accommodation Options

    For confirmed course bookings, participants can avail of discounted rates (from €50B&B) with our Partner Hotels. Contact us for further info.

Course Overview

From our specially designed & commissioned Skills Hall, GWO Working at Height Refresher renews the knowledge and skills to work safely at height in a wind turbine work environment and to confidently & appropriately respond in the event of emergency, evacuating the nacelle, rescue of a casualty from vertical ladder systems, and revalidates your GWO certification.

Course Content

A GWO Working at Height Refresher training course refreshes 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

Participants will be able to.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at heights, specific to a WTG
  • Demonstrate understanding of current national legislation regarding working at heights.
  • Demonstrate correct identification of PPE, including identification of European/Global standard markings e.g., harness, hard hat, lanyards, etc.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to correctly inspect, service, store and don the relevant PPE, e.g., harness, lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment.
  • Demonstrate correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g., harnesses lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment. This includes 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.


To attend the GWO Working at Height Refresher, participants must:

  • Hold a valid GWO Working at Height or Working at Height Refresher certificate
  • Provide a valid WINDA ID
  • Be over 18, physically and medically fit

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