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GWO Manual Handling Refresher

Stephen Borland A dedicated course instructor.

About this course

The GWO Manual Handling training is a programme designed to equip individuals in the industry with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle objects and perform tasks in a way that minimises the risk of injuries related to lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.

Participants will explore subjects including correct lifting methods, secure carrying and transportation, risk evaluations, and injury prevention techniques.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • The GWO Manual handling course is suitable for any personnel in the wind industry.

What will I learn:

  • Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques.
  • Comprehending the potential hazards associated with improper manual handling techniques.


  • A valid WINDA ID is required.
  • Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  • A general standard of fitness is required.
  • Photographic ID Card, such as a drivers licence or passport.

What will I leave with?

  • After successfully finishing the course, participants will receive a GWO-approved Manual Handling certificate, which remains valid for a duration of two years. To maintain their certification, delegates are required to undergo GWO Manual Handling Training again before the certificate's expiration date.

What to expect on the day

  • Registration and Welcome: The day typically begins with registration, where participants confirm their attendance and receive any necessary training materials or equipment.
  • Safety Briefing: A safety briefing is conducted to highlight the importance of adhering to safety protocols throughout the training session and in our centre.
  • Catering: Lunch is not provided for 0.5 day courses.

Important Information

Participants or individuals booking the course are responsible for ensuring that they meet all the necessary prerequisites and provide the required evidence, such as valid certificates for revalidation courses, on the first day of the course.

Failure to fulfill any of these prerequisites may lead to the participant being requested to leave the course. Please note that no refunds will be issued in such cases.

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