GWO Manual Handling
The aim of this Module is to encourage positive Manual Handling behaviour and train delegates’ ability to perform Manual Handling tasks in a safe manner in the wind turbine industry/environment. The training shall be designed to improve and refresh Delegates’ awareness through both theoretical knowledge and practical training. The main focus shall be on practicing correct techniques.
Upon completion, delegates will receive a GWO accreditation. This information will be uploaded onto the delegates WINDA Account. The certification is valid for 2 years.
Prontoport also offer refresher training for Manual Handling. Please note, however, a delegate is only allowed to attend a refresher course in the specific Training Module prior to the date of expiry on the current certificate or training records. If a certificate or training record is expired, the Delegate must attend the full Basic Safety Training Module(s) to obtain a new training record.
Duration: 2 days or 1 day for a Manual Handling Refresher course
There are no prerequisites for this course, however, delegates must be physically fit enough to attend and carry out the practical element of the course.
Course Content and Key Activities
General health and safety duties of employers to their employees
Personal responsibilities of employees and the self-employed
Overview of relevant legislation
Incident and injury reporting
Hazards and risks associated with manual handling
Fundamental principles of spinal anatomy, and potential physiological injuries
Equipment pre and post use checks, including certification of equipment
Risk assessments and control measures for manual handling in wind turbines
Housekeeping risks relevant to for manual handling in wind turbines
Planning of operations involving manual handling in wind turbines
The benefit and value of warm up and stretching
Environmental factors (e.g. weather)