GWO Manual Handing Training & Refresher

This course is for

Individuals seeking a solid understanding of all aspects of manual handling safety.

About this course

This course has been designed to give the participants the awareness through theoretical and practical training to encourage positive manual handling behaviour and perform manual handling activities in a safe manner in the wind industry environment.

What experience / qualifications do I need to book a place?

You must be 18 or over.

There are no academic or technical pre-requisites for attendance on this course, but all candidates will be required to present the following:

  • A current medical fit to work certificate
  • Valid photographic ID such as a Passport or Driving License

Course Structure

What will I learn?


Relevant legislation and duties

Manual handling overview

Safe systems of work

Basic anatomy

Safe manual handling techniques


Risk assessment

Manual handling tasks

Practical assessment

What do I need to bring?

  • Appropriate clothing to climb in (we advise loose clothing which does not hinder your movement)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions (Parts of the training may take place outside)
  • Safety footwear
  • Reading glasses if required for any theory work


0.5 days

Please enquire for dates and availability


The GWO BST/BSTR certificates must be renewed before the end of the validity period. If a certificate is expired, the Delegate will need to complete the full Basic Safety Training again.

A certificate can be renewed up to two months prior to expiry and maintain the original certification date. If a certificate is renewed more than two months before expiry it must carry the new date of certification

About this course

The refresher course provides delegates the opportunity to build on a range of important skills and tools obtained during their previous GWO Manual Handling Safety Training


0.5 day

Please enquire for dates and availability