GWO Basic Safety Training

GWO Working at Height and Manual Handling Combined

Duration: 2 Days Prerequisites: Yes Validity: 2 years

The aim of this course is to give students the basic knowledge, through practical and theoretical learning, to enable them to demonstrate understanding of:

  • Legislation

  • Working at Height PPE and PFPE

  • Fall Prevention including Dropped Objects

  • Vertical Fall Arrest Systems

  • Spinal Anatomy and Posture

  • Planning

  • Suspension Trauma

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Rescue Devices and Procedures


This course can be physically demanding and to participate in the training you must be medically fit and capable to participate fully.

Course is conducted in English, therefore you must have an appropriate level of fluency to participate.

This course is not attendance based and successful completion of all modules is required in order to pass.


  • Valid photographic identification

  • Proof of fit to train

  • 18 years and over

Students will need to bring

  • Appropriate clothing to climb in

  • Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions

  • Safety footwear

PPE is provided by Hexis, should you wish to use your own this needs to be advised prior to the course commencing, allowing Hexis to inspect and sign off for use (certs of conformity will need to be shown on the day of your course). Hexis withholds the right to refuse use of equipment should it fail visual inspection.

From £420.00pp+vat