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The GWO Working at Heights (Global Wind Organisation) is intended for everyone working in the wind industry. During this two-day GWO Working at height course, all the risks associated with working at heights will be discussed and all necessary skills will be learned for each application so you can do the job in a safely manner. During the GWO Working at Heights course, all the theoretical and practical aspects will be discussed. For example, the delegate will learn how to secure him/herself and his/her colleagues in a threatening situation in wind turbines.
- Timetable:2 day(s)
- Starting time:07:30
- Certification:GWO Module Working At Heights
- Validation:2 years
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More information about GWO Working at Height
Why is it so important that people follow this GWO Working at Height Course? This is of course due to the risk level that comes with the job. By following the GWO Working at Height Course, everyone knows how to act if the situation could go wrong and we are working on a safer environment for the entire wind industry. As already mentioned, the course consists of a theoretical and a practical part. In the theoretical part, the delegate will learn everything that is relevant when working at heights and during the practical part, several rescuing techniques will be demonstrated among other things.
There is also a GWO Basic Safety Training Course in where the aspects of the GWO Working at Heights course will be discussed with the other modules: The GWO Basic Safety Training Course must be completed before the staff goes to work in the wind turbine. In addition, all modules that are done in the GWO Basic Safety Training Course can also be done separately: GWO First Aid, GWO Sea Survival, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO Manual Handling.
- Legislation around working at heights
- Methods of protection during a fall
- Safe working systems and how to easily apply these
- The dangers of working at heights
- The use of evacuation equipment
- Checking protective equipment (PPE) the right way such as armor, helmet and rope
- Skills to save a colleague out of a threatening situation from a wind turbine
- Provide medical assistance on the ground floor
Kindly note, the course is in German at our location Bremerhaven.
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What is GWO?
GWO stands for ‘Global Wind Organisation’. It is a non-profit organisation and has provided the Basic Safety Training standards for the wind industry since 2012.
What does the GWO Working at Height course consist of?
Throughout this course, the delegate will be taught about the dangers of working at heights, the safety legislation surrounding this type of work, how to check whether protective gear and equipment is functioning properly and much more. The GWO Working at Height Course is also part of the GWO Basic Safety Training Course.
How is the GWO Working at Heights course taught?
The GWO Working at Heights course consists of a theoretical and practical part.
What does WINDA stand for?
WINDA is the name of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database. It maintains data on the certification status of GWO Certified Training Providers as well as the status of delegates that have attended courses. The delegate is required to create an account for WINDA, as a sticker and registration are added in WINDA upon succesful completion of a course. No certificate is provided.
Click here to create an account in WINDA. Upon succesful registration, the user receives a WINDA ID. The WINDA ID is required for us to add the GWO Course to the account of a delegate, including the Basic Training Course.
The employer also has the option of creating an account, allowing them to verify the training status of their (potential) employees.
For more information about the organisation account, click here.
For more information about the delegate account, click here.
At what times does training take place?
Training takes place between 7:30 and 16:00 (7:30 AM and 4:00 PM). Anyone participating is required to be present at the training centre at 7:30. Any who are not will be charged for lost time. The client will be notified.
Is food provided for or should I bring this myself?
Lunch is provided by FMTC. Tea and coffee are also available.
What do I need to bring to this course?
If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided for by the FMTC. You may bring your own safety shoes.
Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.
In which language is this course taught?
All our courses are taught in English.
On which date is this course available for booking?
All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.
At what time should I book a flight back?
We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.
Do I need a physical examination for this course?
GWO courses do not require an examination.
How do I book a physical examination?
When a physical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.
When will I have my physical examination if I booked this through FMTC?
After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the physical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.
How can I book a hotel?
When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.