Is it for me?

GWO Working at Height is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) course portfolio, which sets the standards for training in the global wind energy and renewables industry. GWO Working at Heights encourages positive behaviour and safe work at heights in the wind industry.

Duration: GWO Working at Heights: 1 and a half days

What will I learn?

A GWO Working at Height training course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation and behavioural safety
  • Harness
  • Fall prevention
  • Vertical fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest lanyards
  • Dropped objects
  • Self-retracting lifelines
  • Control measures to prevent injury during training
  • Practical exercises
  • Emergency procedures
  • Workshop - risks and hazards, and suspension trauma
  • PPE review
  • Rescue devices and rigging setup
  • Rescue exercises
  • Evaluation

Certification: Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

What will I leave with?

GWO Working at Heights encourages positive behaviour and safe work at heights in the wind industry.

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

By the end of the course, you should be able to: 

Delegates completing a GWO Working at Height and Manual Handling Combined training course will be able to:

  • Understand hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator (WTG)
  • Understand current national and regional legislation related to working at heights
  • Identify PPE including European and global standard markings
  • Inspect, service, store and fit relevant PPE
  • Use PPE including harness fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards
  • Identify anchor points
  • Use evacuation devices and ladders
  • Approach rescue situations in WTGs

What else should I know?


The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA), which allows you to verify your GWO certificates with employers.

Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.

If you require assistance with this, please contact us on


To attend the GWO Working at Heights you must:

  • Be medically fit
  • Have registered with WINDA and taken note of your unique ID number

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