We offer the option to book GWO Working at Heights as an initial training course or as a refresher course.

  • Initial course:  2 days £542 inc VAT
  • Refresher course:  1 day £300 inc VAT

This course can now also be booked as a combined Working at Heights and Manual Handling Module (initial 2 days: £572; refresher 1 day: £330)

Course Objectives

The delegates are able to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of hazards and risks associated with working at heights, specific to WTG (Wind Turbine Generator).
  • understanding of 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.
  • knowledge and skills to correctly inspect, service, store and don the relevant PPE, e.g. harness, lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment.
  • correct use of the relevant PPE, e.g.harness lanyards, fall arresters and work positioning equipment. This includes correct identification of anchor points and correct ladder conduct.
  • correct use of evacuation devices.
  • how to approach rescue situations in WTGs and use rescue equipment efficiently.

£542 / £300

Includes: training manual, course approved on the WINDA system (if successfully completed), use of equipment during training. Price includes VAT.

  • Assessment: Practical & Written
  • Revalidation period: Certification valid for 2 years.
  • Trainer to Candidate Ratio:   Theory: 12 Students to 1 instructor; Practical: 6 Students to 1 instructor


The course cost will include:

  • If successfully completed, course approved on the WINDA system
  • Martin Castle Ltd Training Manual

All of the equipment for training will be provided in the course cost.

  • New candidates must register on the WINDA system before joining the course to generate a WINDA ID.
  • Delegates to sign a statement stating that they are medically fit to participate in the safety training and that they do not suffer from any medical illness or are under influence of any narcotic substance or alcohol.
  • The minimum age of candidates is 18 years. Candidates shall be physically fit and free from any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely. They shall ensure that they have an adequate level of fitness, are physically able to perform the tasks expected in terms of strength, agility and co-ordination, and are able to withstand the stresses of the working environment, such as heat, cold and other inclement weather. Candidates must be able to understand, write and converse in English