GWO Working at heights

GWO Work at Height is the Global Wind Organization's most basic module for wind power technicians. The course focuses on safe work at high altitude and the use of personal fall protection equipment.

  • After an approved course, the participant will be issued a certificate
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Have knowledge about current and relevant laws and standards for work on Windpower turbines as well as understanding the importance of a proper and good safety plan, risk assessment, rescue plan. Practical knowledge about how to use appropriate fall protection equipment and learning about what happens with the body in a fall.

Theoretical elements

  • GWO Standard
  • What happens in a fall?
  • What does the relevant Health & Safety law say?
  • Liability and responsibilities of the employer and employee?
  • What does the relevant Work Environment Authority say?
  • What are CE and EN markings?
  • Terminology
  • Safety plan, risk assessment, rescue plan
  • What can be used as an anchorage point?
  • What equipment is used and how is it maintained?
  • Knowledge of the weather's influence

Practical elements

  • Correct use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Use of sliding shuttle on wire and rail systems
  • Lowering persons in distress
  • Single-handed evacuation
  • Risk assessment
Target group: For those who works as a wind-power technicians and are at least 18 years old. Previous knowledge: None Period of validity: 2 years Course length: 16 hours (2 days) Instructor: 2
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