GWO BST Manual Handling

Course Overview

GWO Manual Handling provides the basic safety training required to carry out manual handling tasks in a safe way.

The training encourages positive manual handling behaviour in the wind industry.
The training is designed to enable delegates to work in a safe manner and meet requirements in accordance with GWO Basic Safety Training (BST).

The course involves a combination of practical and theoretical training.

Course Content

A GWO Manual Handling training course includes;

  • Understanding Manual Handling, relevant legislation, standards & guidance
  • Incident and injury reporting
  • Spinal and shoulder anatomy and injuries associated with Manual Handling
  • Risk assessments and control measures
  • Planning of operations to reduce Manual Handling
  • Safe manual handling techniques

Delegates will be able to;

  • Identify aspects of their job tasks that could increase a worker’s risk of developing muscular/skeletal injuries.
  • Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques in a simulated WTG environment and a problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a wind turbine environment.
  • Understand the risks involved in not using correct manual handling techniques


To attend the GWO Manual Handling, delegates must:

  • Register for a personal WINDA profile before arriving for the course
  • Be over 18, physically and medically fit



A GWO certificate will be issued which remains valid for 2 years


0.5 Days


Anyone wishing to gain certification to work in the renewables and wind energy industry