Working at Heights (GWO)

This module has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Wind Organization (GWO).

This two-day training is intended for personnel working in the wind industry, on land and/or at sea, involved in the construction, maintenance and/or service for onshore and/or offshore wind turbines and wind farms. The focus is on knowledge of the risks of working at heights and the prevention of accidents.

Working at Heights training course provides participants with knowledge about the risks, legislation, (inspection of) materials, etc. In addition, skills are taught that are required for working safely at heights.
With this training, focusing on both theory and practice, STC-KNRM contributes to a safer working environment for personnel in the wind industry.

The following components are covered in this training:

  • the dangers and risks of working at height in a wind turbine;
  • current national legislation on working at height;
  • what protective equipment is there and what is the European / worldwide standard for eg armor, helmet, lanyards, etc .;
  • inspection, maintenance and proper storage of PPE materials;
  • safe use of anchor points and ladders;
  • use of evacuation means.

Class times:
On the first day, participants are expected to register at 7:45 am. The training starts at 8.30 a.m. and will end around 4 p.m. This also applies to the second training day.

The training is given in English. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language. It is also possible to hire an interpreter via STC-KNRM.

Additional options:
Following the GWO Working at Heights the following training courses can be booked:

  • GWO Manual Handling;
  • GWO Sea Survival;
  • GWO Fire Awareness;
  • GWO First Aid;
  • Medical examination.

Admission requirements:
It is important that the participant is in possession of a medical examination. STC-KNRM can arrange this inspection for you. It is also possible to hand over a statement from a doctor showing that you are physically able to participate in the training.

A good physical condition is a requirement.
Participants may not weigh more than 124 kilos because of the load-bearing capacity of the materials used during the training. Please bring your own safety shoes.

Winda registration:
From October 17, 2016, all participants in the GWO training must register as a participant in WINDA. When the registration is completed you will receive a WINDA ID, you must have sent this WINDA ID to before the end of the training. This WINDA ID is your personal identification and all your future GWO training will be registered under this ID. You can register for a WINDA ID with a smartphone, tablet or PC at .

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