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GWO Wind Turbines Manual Handling

0.5 day course
135 minutes
80 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This Manual Handling Training Course (GWO Approved) is for those who want to learn to lift and move loads safely in a wind turbine environment.

This course is part of our full 5 day GWO Basic Safety Training package – if you’d like to learn more about this course, please contact us.

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.

This manual handling course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and practical learning. Delegates on this course will learn essential warm-up exercises – and then will learn to safely lift under 15kg individually and under 30kg in a team. Each delegate on this course will lift in at least 3 scenarios.

After completing this half day course, delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe manner – and in accordance with legislative requirements (of their geographical location)
  • 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 delivered by highly experienced instructors – many of whom are real-life working from height rescuers. All of our trainers have complete regulated assessor awards which allow them to teach this GWO accredited manual handling course.

After successfully completing this course, candidates will receive GWO certification.

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

Trainer to candidate ratios are 1:12 for

  • Theory and
  • Practical

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.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 12.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

No - appropriate PPE will be provided.

Are there any prerequisites?

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.

What is included in the price?

Course materials and a hot drink.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

GWO certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

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

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

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

“Fantastic course led by highly trained staff who accommodated us in every way possible highly recommended training venue and staff.” Leanne Bosley

“Really friendly and knowledgeable staff, highly recommended.” Ryan Robinson

“Informative and practical as always. Courses always delivered in a professional, friendly manner.” Kevin Harding 

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