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GWO: BST - Working at Height (Blended with Adaptive e-learning + practical)



Course format Blended
Date 2023-09-27 - 2023-09-29
Duration From 1 Day + online
Cost Course on-demand


The aim of GWO Working at Height training is to teach delegates to support and care for themselves and others working in the industry by possessing Working at Height knowledge and skills. The e-Learning can be started up to 4 weeks (maximum) prior and must be completed no later than 48 hours prior to initial classroom attendance date. The latest you can sign up for the Blended Course is 4 days prior to the classroom start date.

Target Group

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will carry out their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or offshore wind structure. Personnel that perform job functions that have been risk assessed by their employer or workplace, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate the identified risks.


Upon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with GWO approved Working at Height certification. Certification is valid for 2 years. Prior to expiry delegates must retake GWO Working at Height Training to remain certified.

Course Contents

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.


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