The course covers rescue techniques and procedures which may need to be carried out in emergency situations when working at height...




The course refreshes rescue techniques and procedures taught from the full GWO Working At Height & Manual Handling course...

Working at height training remains one of the most challenging working environments and one of the prime causes of workplace injuries in the UK.

As a broad definition, working at height means any elevation where a fall could injure the individual; however, in practice, the elevations involved can be considerably higher than that suggests.

In such circumstances, the correct industry accreditation is essential if you want to work in a role rigging rope access, anchors and backup lines, or work at height on an offshore installation like in the renewable energy sector.

We deliver a range of training courses at varying levels, as well as refresher courses to make sure you keep up to date with your certifications as required by the industry in which you work.

Rope Access Training Courses

We offer three training courses relating to rope access when working at height, all accredited by IRATA, the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association.

Participants must be aged 18 or over when the course begins, and should be physically fit and able to withstand the practical aspects of the course. You can self-certify using CTS Ltd Medical Assessment Form.

IRATA Rope Access Level 1

Training and examination to IRATA Level 1 Technician standard for individuals with no prior experience of rope work.

A valid and in-date IRATA Rope Access certificate is mandatory to work across multiple industry sectors either in the UK or overseas – this five-day training course, with final-day assessment, covers everything you need.

You just need to provide suitable clothing and footwear for practical rope climbing sessions, photographic ID and a passport photo.

IRATA Rope Access Level 2

This course advances you to Level 2 Lead Technician status and is open to Level 1 certificate holders with over 500 hours of rope access work logged.

Requirements are as above, plus you should also bring your IRATA Logbook as proof of the number of hours you have worked at Level 1.

By the end of the five-day training course, you should be ready to rig operating lines, carry out rope access tasks and perform rescues, with supervision from a Level 3 Technician where necessary.

IRATA Rope Access Level 3

Rope Access Level 3 advances Level 2 individuals with over 1,000 hours of logged work – again, you should bring your IRATA Logbook as proof of this.

It qualifies you to supervise rope access, along with carrying out rescue operations. You should also obtain a First Aid certificate and be aware of relevant legislation, current industry skills and techniques, and advance rescue methods.

This is the highest level under IRATA Rope Access training courses, giving experienced industry employees the most comprehensive skill set, enhancing safety in rope access workplaces and improving your employability in future roles too.

GWO Working at Height Training & Manual Handling Courses

Our GWO Working at Height & Rescue training course is part of the basic safety training modules accredited by the Global Wind Organisation for individuals working in the offshore renewable power industry.

As a standalone course, it is open to anyone aged 18 or over with the requisite level of spoken and written English. You should bring sturdy work boots, photographic ID, and register with WINDA, the Wind Industry Training Records Database.

The course covers working at height alone and in a team, with particular reference to the experiences you are likely to encounter when working on an offshore wind farm.

Assessment includes practical observations, with scenarios carried out on realistic recreations of real-world environments to see how you perform when manoeuvring at height.

GWO Refresher Course

Certification under the GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling course lasts for two years, but you don’t have to resit the full thing every time – we also offer a refresher course that brings you up to date on techniques and procedures, so that you can continue working in the industry with complete accreditation for a further two years.

GWO Safety Training Modules

Working at Height & Rescue is just one of five GWO Safety Training modules offered by Complete Training Solutions. The others include First Aid, Sea Survival, Fire Safety and Manual Handling, and are available as standalone courses or at a discount when you book the full five-module package.

To find out more about any of the courses described above, check their individual pages for information including pricing and availability.

Alternatively, please get in touch for more information about our refresher courses and the discounts we can offer when you book the full GWO Safety Training package, or for any other enquiries you might have.