Renewables & Wind Energy

GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined

GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined

Course Overview

The GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined encourages positive manual handling behavior and safe work at heights in the wind industry.

The equipment used during the training course carries a weight limit of 136-140kg. For participants this maximum weight includes clothes and safety equipment, we therefore recommend a maximum bodyweight of 120kg. Our equipment also has a maximum waist size of 120cm.
You must be registered on Winda prior to attending a GWO course.
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Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined, delegates must hold:
    Delegates must be WINDA registered before arriving for the course.

Course Content

Delegates completing a GWO Working at Height Manual Handling Combined training course will be able to;

- Understand hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator (WTG)

- Understand current national and regional legislation related to working at heights

- Identify PPE including European and global standard markings Inspect, service, store and fit relevant PPE

- Use PPE including harness fall arrest lanyards, guided type fall arresters and work positioning lanyards

- Identify anchor points

- Use evacuation devices and ladders

- Approach rescue situations in WTGs

- Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to manual handing in a wind turbine environment

- Reduce risk with correct manual handling techniques

- Identify aspects of job tasks that could increase the risk of developing muscular skeletal injuries

- Understand the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with legislative requirements of a geographic work location

- Understand safe practices of manual handling

- Identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor manual handling techniques

More information

  • Certification: A GWO certificate will be issued upon successful completion
  • Certificate validity (months): 24
  • Target audience: Personnel working in the wind industry or related fields
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 2 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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