Is it for me?

GWO Manual Handling is part of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) course portfolio, which sets the standards for training in the global wind energy and renewables industry.

Duration: GWO Manual Handling: Half Day

What will I learn?

Delegates completing a GWO Manual Handling training course will be able to;

  • Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques
  • Understand the risks involved in not using correct manual handling techniques

Certification: Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

What will I leave with?

Delegates will learn to perform manual handling activities in a safe manner in the wind industry.
Upon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with a GWO approved Manual Handling certificate. Certification is valid for 2 years. Prior to expiry, delegates must retake GWO Manual handling Training to remain certified.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
A GWO Manual Handling training course includes;
  • Overview of relevant legislation, standards and guidance
  • Incident and injury reporting
  • Outline of Manual Handling
  • Spinal and shoulder anatomy and injuries associated with Manual Handling
  • Equipment pre and post use checks, including certification of equipment
  • Risk assessments and control measures
  • Planning of operations
  • Safe lifting techniques

What else should I know?

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA), which allows you to verify your GWO certificates with employers. Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.
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To attend the GWO Manual Handling, you must:
  • Be medically fit
  • Have registered with WINDA and taken note of your unique ID Number

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