From work at height and rescue to first aid, why not develop your skills in our state-of-the-art facility? Offering everything from hands-on experience to classroom sessions, we can fulfill your requirements. 

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Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK

Tower and wind turbine training area

At 22 metres (72 feet), our training tower is a great place to hone your skills.

The platform is accessed by ladder and can accommodate up to four users and is equipped with over 40 different connection points for rigging, abseiling and training. Two escape hatches have been built into the platform to simulate wind turbine evacuations.

Designed to allow a multitude of disciplines ranging from telecoms rigging and tower crane rescue, the tower is testament to our commitment, to provide the very best training facilities possible. 

Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK

Fire training area

Just outside the gated high access area of the Tower, there is a safe zone for practical Fire Awareness training.

We use live flames in a controlled environment. This area is used for the practical elements of Fire Risk training. 

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Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK

Confined space training area

Directly under our main classroom area lies over 30 metres of tunnels, with split level changes, 3.5m access ladder and controlled smoke simulation.

Once inside the tunnel the environment can be altered to make the experience for the delegates.

Offering low to medium risk confined space training, this is a mentally and physically challenging course delivered by industry experts, some of whom are ex Fire Service. 

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Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK


We have two classrooms, with good break facilities, air conditioning and completely self-contained. Each one is equipped with display screens and refreshments. 

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Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK

Indoor Training Facility

New in April 2022 is our indoor training facility, providing GWO advanced rescue and work at height based around a mock nacelle and access ladders, confined space and industrial rescue training all under cover from the elements. Watch this space for future announcements. 

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Maritime Skills Academy - Dover, Kent, UK

GWO Sea Survival

Our sea survival training courses are held at The Maritime Skills Academy, Viking Campus, Dover, Kent CT16 2FG. Using real life maritime rescue aids and devices, the indoor swimming pool becomes the hub for the GWO sea survival training.

Once you’re into the water, you’ll get to experience the leading maritime facilities we have to offer including: 

  • Custom purpose-built pool
  • Realistic simulation environment
  • Adaptable to multiple scenarios
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Our Height Safety Ecosystem


To us, simple means one sole focus, one trusted partner, and complete protection from every angle. We call this 360-degree height safety.

Our Purpose


We're here to make safe simple - so our partners can focus on what's important to them.

Our Story


As the world’s largest independent height safety brand, we have the scale to make things happen. But we think size is nothing without agility. Our structure enables us to adapt to changing demands and move fast when speed is needed.