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GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling

GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined Course

About the course

This GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling course combines the course content from both our GWO Working at Height and GWO Manual Handling courses.

Course Aims

Hosted at our purpose-built training facility in Winchester, Hampshire, our skilled instructors will teach you the basic safety, knowledge, and competencies required to work safely at height within the wind industry – enabling you to stay safe both individually and collectively when working on or around wind-driven power generation infrastructure. In addition, you will also learn the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with legislative requirements.

Blended Learning Approach

The theoretical elements of Safer at Work courses have now moved online as e-Learning modules. This allows you to study flexibly, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home or the office. Support and assistance will be available from the instructor delivering this course.

You will still be required to visit Safer at Work’s training venue to complete the practical elements of the course in order to receive your GWO certificate.

Course Details

Duration (Including Blended Learning): 2 days

Duration (Assessment Only): 1 day

Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1:6 (Practical Assessment)

Location: Winchester

Certificate Validity: 24 months

Cost: £450.00 + VAT

Course Objectives

Safer at Work is a fully accredited training provider of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) courses. On completion of this combined GWO Working at Height and Manual Handling course, you will be able to:

  • Use a constant rate descender for self-evaluation and rescue of a casualty or colleagues and how to approach rescue and emergency services
  • Climb a fixed ladder
  • Use fall protection equipment
  • Understand the hazards, risks and basic rescue techniques
  • Demonstrate correct use of PPE, such as harnesses, lanyards, fall arrests and work positioning equipment
  • Understand the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe manner
  • Identify aspects of your job tasks that could increase your risk of developing muscular injuries
  • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach to manual handling in a wind turbine environment
Climbing a fixed ladder on a wind turbine

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