GWO Working at Height


Course Code: OE1EC220


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
03/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £515Enquire  
17/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £515Enquire  
01/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £515Enquire  
15/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £515Enquire  
29/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £515Enquire  
12/08/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £560Enquire  
02/09/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £560Enquire  
16/09/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus2 Days/ £560Enquire  

Course Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills relating to working at height on a wind turbine and selfrescue. Combining theoretical and practical training, this course will qualify you to work safely at height in the wind turbine industry/wind turbine generator (WTG) environment.

Validity of certificate

2 years

Medical declaration

Attention is drawn to the fact that 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 Initial Package £1100 - five days

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


GWO Fire Awareness
GWO Manual Handling
GWO Survival
GWO Working at Height
GWO First Aid at Work

Call 01253 504800 to book.

Entry Requirements

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.

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 is a two day course combining 30% theory with 70% 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)

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

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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