GWO Working at Height (WaH)

GWO Working at Height (WaH)


The aims of this course shall give the participants the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to use basic PPE and perform safe work at heights and safe and comprehensive basic rescue from heights in a remote wind turbine environment in accordance with BST Module Working at Heights. Please note that this course is not designed to test the Delegate’s capability and aptitude for working at heights, i.e. it is not a test for fear of heights. 

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Course content includes but not limited to:

  • Personal responsibilities of employees and the self employed;
  • Overview of relevant legislation (HSW, WAH, MHSW, LOLER, PUWER, PPE 2002, PPEW 1992);
  • Generic safe systems of work (e.g. permits & procedures);
  • Wind Turbine Safety Rules (scope & application);
  • Risk assessments and control measures for WAH;
  • Planning of operations for WAH;
  • Equipment pre and post use checks, including certification of equipment;
  • Safe and correct use of equipment for WAH;
  • Equipment identification and selection for WAH;
  • Environmental factors (e.g. weather);
  • Appreciate relevance of different turbine designs (size/layout) to WAH & rescue situations