Target group

GWO BST Working at Heights module is primarily intended for personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Working at Heights Module certificates.

Objectives of the course

On completion of the course the learner/trainee should be able:

  • To demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator (WTG);
  • Current national legislation regarding working at heights; correct identification of PPE, including identification of European/Global standard markings e.g. harness, hard hat, lanyards, etc.;
  • Correctly inspect, service, store and correctly fit relevant PPE, e.g. harness, fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arrest lanyards and work positioning lanyards;
  • Correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g. harnesses fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards (including correct identification of anchor points and correct conduct on ladder);
  • Correct use of evacuation devices; approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently.

The GWO BSTr Working at Heights module is approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
Student feedback mark
Average student feedback mark for training course GWO BST Working at Heights (Riga): 4.76
Average student feedback mark for training course GWO BST Working at Heights (Klaipeda): 4.82
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted using the Working at Heights simulator facility at Novikontas Energy.
Duration of the training course
2 working days.
350 EUR per person.
Certificate validity
Certificate is valid 2 years.
Course contents
  • Introduction to the training;
  • Legislation;
  • Harness;
  • Fall prevention;
  • Vertical fall arrest systems;
  • Fall arrest lanyards;
  • Dropped objects;
  • Self-retracting lifelines;
  • Measures to prevent injury during training;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Workshop – risks/ hazards & suspension trauma;
  • Emergency procedures;
  • PPE review;
  • Rescue devices and rigging setup;
  • Measures to prevent injury during training;
  • Rescue exercises;
  • Training Review.
Course limitations:
The maximum number of participants – 12 persons for theoretical
and 4 persons for practical exercises.
Entry standards
  • Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating.
  • Participation in a course according to the GWO standards requires a special identification number for each participant. Each person must have this so-called “WINDA identification number (WINDA-ID)”.

Please register yourself or your employees with the Global Wind Organisation and provide us with your WINDA-ID or enter it directly when registering in our training portal.
Registering for your WINDA-ID is very simple and only requires you to enter your name.
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