GWO Manual Handling

Course Information

If you’re looking to start or develop your career in the renewable and wind energy industry and gain a Global Wind Organisation accreditation, then look no further! The GWO Working at Height (inc. Refresher) course provides each participant with awareness through theoretical and practical training. It is a requirement that offshore workers hold a valid, in date Working at Height & Rescue certificate. This certificate can be refreshed every 2 years by completing the Working at Height Refresher course.

Entry Requirements


English Speaking

Physically able

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GWO Manual Handling

Book a GWO Manual Handling (or Refresher) course using the form below to pay online.

GWO Manual Handling provides an awareness of positive manual handling behaviour. Delegates will learn to performance manual handling activities in a safe manner in the wind industry. The course includes a combination of theoretical and practical training.

A GWO Manual Handling training course includes;

  • Overview of relevant legislation, standards & 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

Delegates will complete a practical and written multiple choice assessment.

  • Work boots
  • Photographic ID e.g Driving Licence or Passport

You should complete the rest of your GWO basic safety training:

  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO Basic Fire Awareness
  • GWO Sea Survival

If you want a career in offshore rope access, then you should complete your IRATA Rope Access certificate.

Delegates will receive a GWO Manual Handling certificate upon successful completion of a course.

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