Working at Height – Refresher (WAH-R)

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GWO Working at Height RefresherCourse Overview

GWO Working at Height Refresher With Manual Handling provides a balance of the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the level of competence set out in the GWO Working at Height and GWO Manual Handling standards.  The course includes a combination of explanation, demonstration and participation in the relevant course elements.  Manual handling practical and theory will be covered throughout working at height activities to ensure delegates can renew both certifications.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO Working at Height Refresher With Manual Handling training course will be able to;

  • Understand general health and safety duties of employers to provide training and ensure competence of employees
  • Understand personal responsibilities of employees and the self-employed
  • Understand relevant legislation (HSW, WAH, MHSW, LOLER, PUWER, PPE 2002, PPE 1992)
  • Understand basic reference and application of ACOPs, standards and guidelines (e.g., HSE, BS/EN)
  • Understand wind turbine safety rules
  • Safely inspect (prior to use), correctly fit, and use PPE for working at height applications
  • Work safely at height in a tower or simulated conditions
  • Safely carry out a self-rescue in a tower or simulated conditions
  • Safely carry out a rescue of a casualty in reach and out of reach conditions
  • Safely carry out a range of ladder rescues

Course Content

A GWO Working at Height Refresher With Manual Handling training course includes;

  1. Health and safety duties and responsibilities
  2. Overview of relevant legislation
  3. Outline of working at height and principles of a hierarchical approach
  4. Basic reference to ACOP
  5. Generic safe system of work
  6. Wind turbine safety
  7. Planning of operations
  8. Manual handling and ergonomics

Prerequisites

In order to complete a GWO Working at Height Refresher With Manual Handling, delegates must hold:

  • A GWO Working at Height certificate
  • A GWO Manual Handling certificate

CERTIFICATE
GWO Working at Height and GWO Manual Handling certificates – valid for 2 years
DURATION
1 Day
WHO IS IT FOR
Personnel required to renew a GWO Working at Height certificate

FITNESS
A good standard of general fitness is required – delegates will complete a medical fitness questionnaire