GWO Manual Handling module



GWO BST Manual Handling module is approved by Global Wind Organisation (GWO).


On completion of the BST Manual Handling Module the delegates will be able to demonstrate understanding of the importance of carrying out work duties in a safe and sound manner in accordance with the legislative requirements of their geographic work location; to identify aspects of their job tasks that could increase their risk of developing muscular/ skeletal injuries; to demonstrate understanding of safe practices of Manual Handling, including the correct handling of equipment; to identify signs and symptoms of injuries related to poor Manual Handling techniques and have knowledge of reporting methods; to demonstrate a problem solving approach to Manual Handling in a wind turbine environment and Manual Handling risk reduction techniques.

Course contents

GWO BST Manual Handling module covers the following topics:

  • Legislation

  • Risks & Hazards

  • Spinal Anatomy and Posture

  • Planning Lifts

  • Risk Control and Lifting Techniques

  • Behavioural Safety

  • Scenario-based training

Target group

GWO BST Manual Handling module is primarily intended for personnel working in the wind industry or related fields needing to obtain their GWO BST Manual Handling Module certificates.

Entry standards

Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating.

Course limitation

12 persons.


4 hours