GWO BST Manual Handling - Full / Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure.

Personnel that performs job functions that has been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.

The aim of the course:

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.

Course content:

  • The importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of geographic work location
  • Identification aspects of the job tasks that could increase the risk of developing muscular/ skeletal injuries
  • Safe practises of Manual Handling, including the correct handling of equipment
  • Identification of signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor Manual Handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods
  • Problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a wind turbine environment
  • Manual Handling risk reduction techniques

Certificate validity: 

24 months