GWO Working at Heights

Safe use of personal protective equipment against falls from a height

GWO Working at Heights

Safe use of personal protective equipment against falls from a height

GWO Working at Heights

Safe use of personal protective equipment against falls from a height

GWO Working at Heights

Safe use of personal protective equipment against falls from a height

GWO Basic Safety Refresher Training Working at Heights

Basic Course Informations

According to GWO Basic Safety Training Standard and DGUV Rule 112-198/199

Validity of the certificate for this course: GWO 24 months / DGUV 12 months

GWO BSTR Working at Heights

EUR 354.00 plus VAT
EUR 421.26 incl. VAT

1 day / 8 lessons


Dates for this course will be fixed in consultation with you. Request


In theoretical and practical parts of the course the participants learn to properly handle and use personal protective equipment against falls from a height (PPE) for working where there is a risk of falling in accordance with the GWO standard and the directives in DGUV 112-198,199. Participants are able to assess the safety of different work situations and can perform effective rescue measures on their own in the work environment of a wind turbine.

Persons who have already successfully completed the Working at Heights / PPE in accordance with GWO / DGUV have the opportunity to refresh their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in order to receive new certification.

Teaching content

  • Legislation, risks and dangers
  • Harnesses and rescue systems
  • Visual and functional check of the PPE
  • Fall protection systems and how to handle the PPE
  • Suspension trauma
  • Self-protection measures
  • Ascending and descending in a wind turbine
  • Rescue exercises using rescue equipment
  • Practical rescue exercises
  • Emergency procedures
  • Coordination with the Rescue Coordination Centre/PMS

Target group

Persons who work in areas where there is a risk of falling, such as in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines and other high infrastructures.


Participants in a refresher course must have successfully completed a valid basic training course or a valid refresher course.

A minimum of physical fitness is expected. Participants must not have any health-related restrictions, especially of the respiratory tracts, cardiovascular diseases or spinal disorders.

In accordance with youth protection legislation, the minimum age for participation is 18 years

Number of participants

6 to 12 persons


A GWO and/or DGUV certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course. and a corresponding entry will be made in the participant’s safety pass.

The second certificate can be issued for a charge of € 25.00 (plus VAT).

The GWO and DGUV certificates are both valid for two years

General information

Please bring suitable protective work clothing and S3 safety shoes. Please bring appropriate protective work clothing and S3 safety shoes. It is recommended that you train using your own PPE, so please bring this if you have it. Please state if you will need to borrow a PPE (for which there is a charge) when booking the course. You will also require clothing suitable for the weather and suitable work gloves as the practical part of the course takes place outside.

Hinweis WINDA-Datenbank


If required, the course certificates will be uploaded onto the GWO’s WINDA database.
Please note that it is only possible to upload the course onto the WINDA database if we are informed of the participant’s WINDA-ID by the start of the course.
For refresher courses it is also necessary to provide the expiry date of the preceding certificate.

The certificate cannot be uploaded without this information.

Information as download:

GWO BST data sheet

Course contact

Alicia Lee-Johannsen

Lecker Strasse 7
25917 Enge-Sande
Fon: +49 4662 89127-13
Fax: +49 4662 89127-88


GWO BSTR Working at Heights / DGUV PPE - Refresher

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