GWO BST Manual Handling Refresher

Course Info

  • Certification

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

  • Duration

    Half Day

  • Price

    €160 (includes WINDA Registration Fee, lunch & refreshments)

  • Who Is It for?

    Anyone wishing to begin work in the Renewables and Wind Energy Industry or to renew their GWO Manual Handling Certification

  • Accommodation Options

    For confirmed course bookings, participants can avail of discounted rates (from €50B&B) with our Partner Hotels. Contact us for further info.

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 participants 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

Participants 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, participants must:

  • Register for a personal WINDA profile before arriving for the course
  • For those completing GWO Manual Handling Refresher training, hold a valid GWO Manual Handling Cert and provide a valid WINDA ID
  • Be over 18, physically and medically fit

How To Book

To secure your place you can book online, call us directly on +353 74 9135999 or fill out our enquiry form here.

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