GWO Manual Handling (MH)

Encourages positive manual handling and perform manual handling tasks safely in the wind turbine industry.

Includes registration on GWO WINDA database.

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GWO Manual Handling training course designed to encourage positive manual handling and ergonomic behaviour, encourage participants to consider alternatives to manual handling through planning and to train participants to perform manual handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry.

The training course is part of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) standard.

Available in our Aberdeen, Kendal and Leeds Height Safety Centres. Can be arranged to order at our London training centres on request – please call for details.

The Manual Handling training course enables participants to:

  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to manual handling in a wind turbine environment
  • Demonstrate manual handling risk reduction techniques
  • Identify aspects of their job tasks that could increase their risk of developing muscular/skeletal injuries
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographical work location
  • Demonstrate understanding of safe practices of manual handling, including the correcting handling of equipment
  • Identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor manual handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods

The BST Manual Handling training course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation and behavioural safety
  • Spinal anatomy and posture
  • Planning manual handling
  • Measures to prevent injury during training
  • Manual handling: risk controls & proper manual handling techniques
  • Evaluation

Training certificates are issued online via GWO’s WINDA system. Certificate valid for 2 years. Training should be renewed before the end of the given validity period. A certificate can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry and maintain the original certification date.

Our continued growth in the wind sector highlights our commitment and drive to enhance our accredited training offer in accordance with the Global Wind Organisation.

Also available: GWO Working at Heights with Manual Handling (WAH & MH) combined 2 day course

For those looking to complete training in all five GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) modules, heightec’s GWO BST Package provides all the knowledge and skills required for new starters in the wind industry. Includes: GWO Sea Survival, GWO Working at Heights with Manual Handling, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO First Aid.

GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) Package is also available to refresh certification in all five GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) modules.


  1. Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  2. Participants must provide a WINDA ID number at time of booking. Failure to do so will delay GWO certification. Please refer to
  3. GWO participants are required to bring a government issued ID (passport or driving license) which will be checked at registration on their course.

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% discount – on completion of your WTG training course you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.



Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Participants must have a WINDA ID before booking a GWO course.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TWG002
Assessment: Written test
Certification: GWO WINDA online
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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