GWO Working at Height

Location: Shannon, Fermanagh
Duration: 2 Days
Course Date: Rolling
Course Time: 2 Day Course
Course Cost
Company Member: €320
Non Company Member: €525

Course Overview

Course Content

  • ·Risks associated with working at height in wind turbine generators
  • ·Legislation, regulations, approved codes of practice and best practice for work at height in/on wind turbine generators
  • ·Planning work – Safe system of work (permits, procedures, tool box talks, risk assessments for work at height activity in wind turbine generators
  • ·Selection, pre and post use check, and storing of PPE
  • ·Correct fitting and use of equipment
  • ·Practical climbing and descending techniques of fixed ladders and use of fall protection systems
  • ·Conflicting activities, environmental factors and manual handling
  • ·Basic rescue principles and techniques using a constant rate descender
  • ·Practical rescue techniques of self and colleague

Course Certification

The RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation certificate is valid for 2 years from the assessment date.  An ARCH photographic ID card will be issued on completion of the course.

Course Terms and Conditions

Those attending should be medically and physically fit to carry out the practical part of the course and free from medical contra-indications that may prevent them from working safely at height (A list of conditions that could affect practical training and work at height is available on request). 

Course participants will be required to self-certify their medical and physical fitness before commencement of the course. 

Any persons weighing over 136KG should advise ARCH before booking on this course.

Candidates must hold a valid and in date RUK Working at Height & Rescue – Wind Turbines / GWO Working at Height certificate to enrol for one day re-certification training.  The certificate must be in date on the date of the re-certification course.  If the certificate has expired by one day or more then candidates must complete a two day course. Participants should be aged 18 years or over.