GWO refresher: course content

GWO working at heights refresher (duration 1 day, 2 trainers)

Content:

  • Legal basis (brief summary)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) in general

    • Helmet
    • Gloves
    • Respiratory protection
    • Hearing protection
    • and much more

  • Personal fall protection equipment (PFPE)

    • The individual components and their appropriate use

      • Harness
      • Energy absorber
      • Safety rope
      • Fastener elements
      • Personal protective equipment against falls from a height with rigid anchor line
      • Personal protective equipment against falls from a height with flexible anchor line

    • Areas where there is a fall risk
    • Choosing the right attachment points

  • Basics on “working in electrical areas”

    • Authorisations
    • Basic rules

  • Basics on conduct in “poor weather conditions”
  • Conduct in case of fire
  • Falling in the harness

    • Health risks
    • Countermeasures
    • Rescue equipment
    • First aid measures

  • Redundancies when practising
  • Examples of accidents

Practical exercises:

  • Rescues from the ladder
  • Self-rescue through a hatch