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GWO certificate - valid for 2 years
1 Day
Who is it for
Personnel required to renew a GWO Working at Height certificate
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire
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GWO Working at Height Refresher

GWO Working at Height Refresher is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) course portfolio, which sets the standards for training in the global wind energy and renewables industry.

AIS Training is the UK's number one provider of wind industry training, offering a comprehensive portfolio of GWO courses >>

Industry experienced instructors deliver courses in a state-of-the-art wind and renewables excellence centre which provides a realistic training environment, and accomodates personnel working both onshore and offshore.

Course Overview

GWO Working at Height Refresher provides a balance of the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the level of competence set out in the GWO Working at Height standard.

The course includes a combination of explanation, demonstration and participation in the relevant course elements.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO Working at Height Refresher training course will be able to;

  • Understand general health and safety duties of employers to provide training and ensure competence of employees
  • Understand personal responsibilities of employees and the self-employed
  • Understand relevant legislation (HSW, WAH, MHSW, LOLER, PUWER, PPE 2002, PPE 1992)
  • Understand basic reference and application of ACOPs, standards and guidelines (e.g. HSE, BS/EN)
  • Understand wind turbine safety rules
  • Safely inspect (prior to use), correctly fit, and use PPE for working at height applications
  • Work safely at height in a tower or simulated conditions 
  • Safely carry out a self-rescue in a tower or simulated conditions
  • Safely carry out a rescue of a casualty in reach and out of reach conditions
  • Safely carry out a range of ladder rescues

Course Content

A GWO Working at Height Refresher training course includes;

  1. Health and safety duties and responsibilities
  2. Overview of relevant legislation
  3. Outline of working at height and principles of a hierarchical approach
  4. Basic reference to ACOP,s
  5. Generic safe system of work
  6. Wind turbine safety
  7. Planning of operations
  8. Manual handling and ergonomics


In order to complete a GWO Working at Height Refresher, delegates must hold:

  • A GWO Working at Height certificate