Is it for me?

The GWO Basic Safety Training Package is essential to start or advance your career within the wind and renewable energy industry.
This package provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills by attending all modules within one week (5 days).
Booking this package course will offer you all modules at a discounted course fee.
Duration: GWO Basic Safety Training BST: 5 Days

What will I learn?

The GWO Basic Safety Training Package consists of five modules which are:

  • GWO Fire Awareness - possible hazards within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards
  • GWO First Aid - administering safe and effective first aid in the wind turbine industry in accordance with GWO
  • GWO Manual Handling - correctly performing manual handling activities in the wind industry/wind turbine environment GWO
  • Sea Survival - demonstrating sea survival techniques and safe transfer between vessels and installations
  • GWO Working at Height - performing safe and correct basic rescue from height within a turbine environment while meeting emergency response requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry

Certification: Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

What will I leave with?

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with GWO approved certification for all 5 modules.

Certification for each module is valid for 2 years. Prior to expiry, delegates must undertake GWO Basic Safety Training Refresher to remain certified.

You will have gained the essential knowledge required to work within the Wind and Renewable Energy Industry.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • The Basic Safety Training Package will enable you to identify risks and manage these appropriately, furthermore providing you with the skills to deal with emergency situations.

What else should I know?


The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA), which allows you to verify your GWO certificates with employers. Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.

If you require assistance with this, please contact us on


To attend the GWO Basic Safety Training Package you must:

  • Be medically fit
  • Have registered with WINDA and taken note of your unique ID Number

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