GWO Working at Height Module – refresh course



GWO BSTr Working at Heights module is approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO).


On completion of the course the learner/trainee should be able to demonstrate knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at heights in a WTG; correct identification of PPE, including identification of European/ Global Standard markings on harness, hard hats, lanyards and other PPE and PFPE; the knowledge of and skills to correctly pre-use inspect, service, store and correct fitting of harnesses, fall arrest lanyards, work positioning lanyards and other PPE and PFPE; correct use of the relevant PFPE, e.g. harnesses, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards. These include correct identification of anchor points and correct ladder conduct; correct use of evacuation devices; how to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently.

Course contents


Work at Heights training course covers the following topics:

  • Knowledge review

  • Practical review exercises

  • How to attach a guided type fall arrester

  • Theory

  • Practical exercises, group

  • Safe and correct use of personal fall protection equipment

Target group

GWO BSTr Working at Heights module is primarily intended for personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to refresh their GWO BSTr Working at Heights.

Entry standards

Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating. They should also possess valid BST/ BSTr certificates or training records in WINDA for the Working at Heights module prior to attending BSTr Working at Heights training.

Course limitation

12 persons.


1 day