RUK/GWO Manual Handling

RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) is designed to provide personnel with the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in the wind industry and to meet emergency response training requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry. It is designed to accommodate personnel working both onshore and offshore.

OBJECTIVES

After completion of the course the delegate will have achieved skills and basic knowledge about:

  • 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.

CONTENT

After completion of the course the delegate 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 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 arresters 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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The delegate must be physically and medically fit to participate in RUK/GWO Training.

There are no formal admission requirements though the course is recommended for:

  • Wind Turbine owners and Operators
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturers
  • Installation and Maintenance Subcontractors
  • Individuals looking to enter the wind sector

COURSE DURATION

Manual Handling Full Course – Half Day
Refresher Course – Half Day

Course Cost

£105 Excluding VAT

UPCOMING DATES

MEDICAL FORM

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