Do you meet the international GWO standard as a professional in the (offshore) wind industry? After this training, you will be GWO certified for 2 years. During the training, you will discover everything about the correct and safe use of vertical systems and fall protection equipment. And about rescue and evacuation from height with a centrifugal evacuation device. The realistic exercise scenarios focus on your specific work practice.

  • Duration: 16 hours (2 days, including lunch)
  • Times: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Participants: Max. 6 per group
  • Location: Safe Site Expertisecenter
  • Preliminary training: None
  • Level: 2
  • Certificate: Validity 2 years

Target group

Employees that:

  • have to comply to the Global Wind Organisation – Basic Safety Training standard
  • work at heights in the offshore wind sector
  • use different types of fallprotection equipment
  • climb in both vertical and/or horizontal ways
  • make use of different types of fallprotection systems
  • need to be able to rescue a colleague from height in an emergency situation
  • have to be able to evacuate from height


  • Rules and regulation regarding working at heights in the offshore wind sector
  • Awareness fall hazard and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Visual user inspection on different types of PPE
  • Safe use of different types of PPE
  • Safe use of both vertical fall arrest systems
  • Several practical rescue at height exercises
  • Evacuation from height using a centrifugal evacuation device

Training ratio

  • 40% theory / 60% practical


  • Practical assessment by trainer