GWO Manual Handling

GWO BSTR Working at Heights and Manual Handling Combined. After completion of the course, the trainee will have achieved skills and basic knowledge about:

  • The hazards and risks associated with working at height, specific to wind turbine generators.
  • Have an understanding of current national legislation regarding working at heights.
  • PPE identification, including identification of European/Global standard markings e.g. harness, helmet, lanyards etc.
  • PPE inspection, service, store and don the relevant PFPE, e.g. harness, lanyards, vertical fall arresters and work positioning equipment.
  • The use of the relevant PFPE, e.g. harness, lanyards, vertical fall arrest system and work positioning equipment.
  • The correct identification of anchor points and correct ladder conduct.
  • Safe evacuation and use of evacuation devices.
  • Rescue situations in wind turbine generators and use rescue equipment efficiently.
  • The importance of carrying out Manual Handling 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 of 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.