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2 day course
Theory 405 minutes
Practical 485 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £398

This Working at Height & Manual Handling course includes safe rescue and is GWO approved (Global Wind Organisation) – and is designed for those who work or wish to work in the wind turbine industry.

This course is part of our full 3.5 day GWO Basic Safety Training package – which we offer at a discounted rate.

This course is highly practical and includes training on purpose built working at height facilities. 

Those who attend this course must also register to be part of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database (WINDA) and will be required to bring along their registration number to start this course.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

We do also provide a general Manual Handling course – for those who do not specifically work in the renewables industry.

On this 2 day course, delegates will learn and develop practical skills which will enable them to work safely at height and on wind turbines. They will also learn to safely lift under 15kg individually and under 30kg in a team. 

Work at height and rescue topics covered on this course include:

  • Safe systems of work
  • PPE and equipment selection
  • Inspection and use of tools
  • Risk assessing
  • Emergency procedures
  • Evacuation and rescue at height
  • Hazards and risks specific to wind turbines
  • Working at height legislation
  • Identification, inspection and maintenance of PPE
  • Identification of anchor points
  • Correct use of a ladder
  • Correct use of evacuation devices
  • How to approach rescue situations in wind turbine generators and use rescue equipment efficiently

Manual handling topics covered include:

  • Identify aspects of their role which could increase the risk of developing muscular or skeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safe practices of manual handling – including the correct handling of equipment
  • Identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor manual handling techniques, and how to report such injuries
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to manual handling in a wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate manual handling risk reduction techniques

To view the full course timetable click here. 

This course is taught by trained, experienced instructors who have all complete regulated assessor awards.

All of our instructors have the skills and first-hand experience to bring our lessons to life.

Delegates will undertake a minimum of 4 work at height scenarios that will include rescue of both a conscious and unconscious casualty. They will also lift correctly in at least 3 scenarios.

On successful completion of the course, we upload details to the WINDA portal: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database and delegates can access this using their WINDA registration number.

2 years. We also offer GWO Refresher Courses if you require re-certification.

No. The course is accredited by GWO, but no funding is available.

1 training to 12 candidates

  • Theory training

1 trainer to 6 candidates

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 4.30 pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Yes. before the start of the course candidates must register for WINDA: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database and bring along their registration number. Registering with WINDA is quick, easy and free of charge. Delegates should also be fit enough to participate in practical exercises and assessments.

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

Certificates are not issued, but on successful completion of the course, candidates will be accredited and details are uploaded to the WINDA portal: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database. Delegates can access this using their WINDA registration number.

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

Gus was very informative, highly experienced and above all, knew how to explain everything to all participants.
Grant Finnigan, Training at Cowdenbeath
Gus was a fantastic instructor. Would be a great guy to have working with you. Highly recommend.
Michael Scott, Training at Cowdenbeath
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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