Lifting and Hoisting (Wind Turbine Specific)

Personnel working in the wind industry may be required to operate or assist in a wind turbine lifting or hoisting operation.

Course Overview

AIS Survivex have developed lifting and hoisting training that is specific to wind turbines for personnel working in the wind industry or related fields.

The training focuses on smaller lifting operations which are completed using a static or fixed type lifting hoist which is mounted in a wind turbine generator nacelle.

Delegates will gain basic knowledge of what is required by law when planning and completing a lifting operation.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing Wind Turbine Specific Lifting and Hoisting training will be able to:

  • Assist in a wind turbine lifting operation
  • Understand the legal requirements of planning a lifting operation
  • Understand the legal requirements of carrying out a lifting operation

Course Content

Wind Turbine Specific Lifting and Hoisting training includes;

  1. The Lifting Operation and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  2. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 
  3. Basic slinging practises
  4. Manual hoisting techniques
  5. Safe use of davit crane
  6. Planning of a lifting operation
  7. Pre-use inspection of equipment and accessories
  8. Working load limits
  9. Safe working loads
  10. Manual handling considerations.
  11. Associated hazards applicable to lifting operations 


In order to complete Wind Turbine Specific Lifting and Hoisting training, delegates must hold:

  • A valid and in-date GWO Working at Height certificate

You can book GWO Working at Height at AIS Survivex >>