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GWO BST Working at heights - Full / Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure.

Personnel that performs job functions that has been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.

The aim of the course:

The aims of this course shall give the participants the necessary basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to use basic PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) 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.

Course content:

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

Certificate validity: 

24 months

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