GWO Manual Handling Module – refresh course



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


On completion of the BSTr 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 BSTr Manual Handling module covers the following topics:

  • Global and National legislation

  • Risks & Hazards

  • Behavioural safety

  • Spinal anatomy and posture

  • Planning lifts

  • Scenario-based training

Target group

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

Entry standards

Trainees wishing to enter this course should be medically fit and capable of fully participating. They should also possess valid BST/ BSTr certificates or training records in WINDA for the Manual Handling module prior to attending BSTr Manual Handling.

Course limitation

12 persons.


4 hours