GWO Manual Handling

  • The aim of this course is to provide individuals with the basic manual handling skills, knowledge and practical guidance that will enable them to work in a safe manner in the wind industry. The course will enable the delegate to meet emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry. It is designed to accommodate personnel working in both the onshore and offshore sectors.

    Course ID:  GWO3
    Ratio: 12 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 0.5 day


  • Person standing on top of a turbine wearing fall protection equipment


    Delegates shall be 18 years of age or over.

    Who Should Attend

    Personnel who are new to the global wind industry or require GWO qualification for site access. This course is suitable for both onshore and offshore access requirements in conjunction with supplementary Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) training modules.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Health and safety legislation
    • Assessment of hazards and risks
    • Spinal anatomy and posture
    • Identify worker’s risk of developing muscular/ skeletal injuries
    • Safe practices for manual handling including the correct handling of equipment
    • Identifying signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor manual handling
    • Planning lifts - TILE
    • Risk control and lifting techniques
    • Behavioural safety (causes/consequences of injury)
    • Problem solving approach to manual handling in a wind turbine environment
    • Scenario based training - wind turbine environment


    The course will provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills to complete the ‘manual handling’ module of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) requirements. The GWO manual handling certificate is valid for 2 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal


    Health and safety at work act 1974
    GWO training Standards
    Manual handling operations Regulations 1992


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