GWO Working at Height & Rescue

gwo working at height & rescue

Course Summary
This course is designed to train individuals in correct access and rescue procedures whilst working at height on wind farms. The course involves theory information in a classroom environment and practical exercises on our dedicated training tower. The theory elements will allow individuals to show a sound understanding of knowledge relevant to working at height and the practical exercises require individuals to demonstrate a variety of access and rescue techniques.

The course is designed to provide you with the basic skills that will enable you to work at height in a safe manner in the wind industry and meet emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry.


  • Relevant legislation.
  • Safe systems of work
  • Methods of fall protection
  • Overview of wind turbines
  • Care of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency planning
  • Written assessment


  • Correct use of PPE
  • Safe access and egress
  • Safety whilst at height
  • Industry specific requirements
  • Use of rescue equipment
  • Rescue scenarios
  • On-going assessment

GWO stipulate that you must provide us with a copy of your valid, current medical certificate to participate on the course. You must also provide valid photographic ID such as a Passport or Driving Licence. You must be 18 or over. The course is run in English and as such you must have an appropriate level of fluency in order to participate, we can make prior arrangements if needed.

All technical equipment will be provided by NWFTC however you will need to bring the following:

  • Appropriate clothing to climb in (We advise loose clothing which does not hinder your movement)
  • Any clothing appropriate to weather conditions (Our training facility is exposed to the elements. Warm waterproof/windproof jackets are recommended.)
  • Safety footwear
  • Gloves – Close fitting (We are able to provide)
  • Safety Eyewear (We are able to provide)

If you would like to bring your own equipment please contact the office beforehand as we will need to see inspection records and certificate of conformity for all items used.

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