GWO Working at Height (Refresher - 1 Day)


Course Code: OE1EC217


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Refresh your knowledge and skills relating to working at height on a wind turbine and self-rescue. Combining theoretical and practical training, the GWO Refresher course will qualify you to continue to work safely at height in the wind turbine industry/wind turbine generator (WTG) environment.

This course is for regular climbers in the wind turbine industry wanting to refresh their existing in-date GWO certificate.  

Delegates are required to register as a delegate on the GWO WINDA database prior to arrival. Registration is free. Visit the Global Wind Safety website and complete the relevant fields. You will need to bring your WINDA ID to all booked training courses. 

Validity of certificate

2 years. GWO certificates must be renewed by undertaking the relevant refresher training course prior to, and inclusive of, the expiry date stated on the specific training certificate. Where the expiry date has been exceeded, you must complete the relevant initial training course in order to be re-certified.

GWO certificates can be renewed up to two months prior to the original certificate’s expiry date in order to maintain the original certification. If a certificate is renewed beyond 2 months prior to the expiry date stated on the training certificate, the re-issued certificate will carry an expiry date of 24 months from the date of course completion.  

Medical declaration

Parts of the course are of a physical nature. In addition - all delegates will be required to climb a 16m vertical ladder. Employers must ensure delegates are medically fit to attend training. Delegates will need to complete a medical declaration when they attend the course.

GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Refresher Package: £815 - 3.5 days

Book a package of all five of the GWO basic safety training refresher courses and get a discount on the individual course prices.


GWO First Aid Refresher
GWO Fire Awareness
GWO Manual Handling
GWO Survival Refresher
GWO Working at Height (Refresher – 1 Day)

Call 01253 504800 to book.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must hold a valid and in-date GWO Working at Height Certificate.


Career Options and Progression

Completion of the GWO Basic Safety training package is essential for those working in the wind turbine industry. 

Assessment Methods

The course covers the following areas: 

  • Relevant Legislation for Working at Height (WAH)  
  • Equipment Selection and Inspection  
  • Safe Systems of Work 
  • Permits 
  • Emergency Procedures  
  • Self-Rescue 
  • Evacuation  

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course combines 20% theory with 80% practical learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.  

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

The majority of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature. For theory sessions the dress code is smart/casual gear.  

You will also need to bring:  

  • sturdy footwear 
  • warm clothing  
  • waterproof clothing 
  • suitable gloves for ladder climbing 
  • photographic proof of identity eg passport/driving licence (compulsory to attend the course) 
  • your in-date GWP Working at Height Certificate

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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Terms and Conditions

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