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Date of Next Course: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th November
(Please note that all October dates and 5th November are now full)
Duration: Two Days
Validation: 2* Years (1 Year in Germany)
Awarding Body: GWO (Global Wind Organisation)
This module ensures that delegates are competent to perform safe work at height, undertake a comprehensive basic rescue from height and encourage best practice manual handling behaviour and perform manual handling tasks safely to meet expected industry standards.
The GWO Working at Height and manual handling combined module has been designed to meet the basic training and competency requirements for all personnel, contractors and employers undertaking work at height and perform safe lifting techniques on wind farms and within the renewables sector.
The GWO work at height and manual handling course syllabus include:
|Legislation and behavioural safety||Harness|
|Fall prevention||Vertical fall arrest|
|Vertical fall arrest systems||Fall arrest lanyards|
|Dropped objects||Self-retracting lifelines|
|Control measures to prevent injury during training||Practical exercises|
|Emergency procedure||Risks and hazards - suspension trauma|
|PPE review||Rescue devices and rigging set up|
|Controls to prevent injury during training||Rescue exercises|
The GWO manual handling course syllabus includes:
|Spinal anatomy and posture (benefit of warms up, body posture, potential & causes of injury and injury and incident reporting)|
|Planning manual handling (T.I.L.E. principle, hierarchical approach and control measures)|
|Manual handling techniques (risks and hazards, safe lifting, proper techniques)|
Offshore teams consisting of technicians, contractors and operations and maintenance specialists will be required to undertake a variety of tasks such as routine maintenance and repair work undertaken at height and may involve heavy lifting.
Some of these tasks will require specialised equipment, which may require safely transported and lifting once on-site. This may also include transferring heavy equipment from the shoreline to offshore locations, which may provide a manual handling headache and logistical challenge.
Work at Height
Any work undertaken at height carries a certain element of risk. Therefore, as employers or employees, we have a duty of care to ensure all the adequate precautions have been put in place for any tasks that need to be completed at height and that the work is undertaken by personnel, who clearly display the competencies, knowledge and industry-specific training certifications to complete at height tasks in a safe and controlled manner.
The GWO Manual Handling element of this module will reinforce positive manual handling techniques, considerations when lifting and moving objects and safe working practices to help reduce the potential risk of injury resulting from incorrect manual handling techniques by assessing the risks and planning the lifting task. Delegates will also need to clearly understand the TILE principle, discuss how to assess and control risks and explain how control measures reduce the risk of injury.
HFR Solutions has unrivalled, state-of-the-art work at height training facilities providing a perfect learning environment for delegates to learn the associated risks and best practice procedures such as working at height, evacuation and rescue of injured persons.
Your delegates will receive the following course benefits;
Upon successful completion of this module, delegates will be able to display safe work at height practice and best practice lifting techniques in a safe and controlled manner.
Delegates will be assessed through a mixture of learning outcomes employing blended learning, theory and practical exercises, direct observation and oral questions.
All delegates will be able to demonstrate:
If some or all of your employees work at height, whether you are a business owner or responsible for the health and safety side of your organisation, it is essential that you have a complete understanding of relevant working at height legislation and how it may affect your organisation;
Don't Just Take Our Word For It ......
"I booked and attended three courses with HFR Solutions in order to revalidate my GWO certificates and have recommended them as a training provider for people looking at training for the offshore wind industry. I found the instructors to be very knowledgeable in every sense of the word, their subject knowledge was excellent.
This knowledge and experience shone through in the confidence when they delivered the training, whilst still remaining approachable to questions and alternative approaches to meet the target objective".
Steff Callis, Director, Dacks Services
"The confidence in our guys has undoubtedly grown. We have found the training to be very professional, in particular, the Working at Heights training. HFR Solutions CIC adjusts the knowledge delivery according to the needs of the delegates but without missing a thing".
Adrian Farrow, Health & Safety Officer, Ecotricity
GWO Working at Heights and Manual Handling Combined
Course Code: WAH01
Location - HFR Solutions Training Centre, Hessle
Duration - 2 Days
Closed Course Information
Price per course - £2250.00 + VAT
Max 6 delegates
Open Course Booking Dates
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