GWO Manual Handling Refresher


Course Code: OE1EC291


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

With the BSTR Manual Handling Module, you will review and build on previously gained knowledge and skills through open questions and practical training. Delegates shall be able to act safely and take the correct preventative actions in all aspects of manual handling, in a wind turbine environment.

Entry Requirements

Delegates must hold a valid and in-date GWO Manual Handling Certificate.

Important GWO Refresher Course Validity

GWO certificates must be renewed by undertaking the relevant refresher training course prior to, and inclusive of, the expiry date stated on the specific training certificate. Where the expiry date has been exceeded, the delegate must complete the relevant initial training course in order to be re-certified.

GWO certificates can be renewed up to two months prior to the original certificate’s expiry date in order to maintain the original certification. If a certificate is renewed beyond 2 months prior to the expiry date stated on the training certificate, the re-issued certificate will carry an expiry date of 24 months from the date of course completion.  

Delegates are required to register as a delegate on the GWO WINDA database prior to arrival. Registration is free. Visit the Global Wind Safety website and complete the relevant fields. You will need to bring your WINDA ID to all booked training courses. 

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the GWO Basic Safety training package is essential for those working in the wind turbine industry.

Assessment Methods

On successful completion of the course, candidates should be able to:  

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

Teaching and Learning Methods

This BSTR Manual Handling Module is estimated to last three hours, including meals and breaks.  It consists of 40% theory and 60% practical learning. Training focuses on the access and egress conditions encountered in wind turbine environments, with practical skills trained and demonstrated within a restricted area of movement. Where possible, all elements of the course will be covered by demonstration and practical exercises.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

All equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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