GWO Training



2 days (onshore)
3 days (offshore)


09:00h to 17:00h


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Keep your skills up to date with our GWO Training Update!

In a high-risk profession, safety is paramount. That’s why it’s essential to renew your GWO Certifications every two years from your start date to ensure you are always prepared for the challenges this industry brings.

Our Refresher Courses are designed for those who already hold a current GWO Basic Certification. Over three intensive days, you will review and reinforce module content and repeat all key practices. This will ensure that your skills are always at their best and that you are up to date with the latest best practices in safety and risk prevention.

We understand that everyone has unique needs, so we offer the flexibility to train you through the modules separately if you prefer.

 This means you don’t have to complete the whole course again if you only need to refresh certain areas of your training.

Don’t compromise your safety or that of your colleagues. Keep your GWO Certification up to date and you’ll be ready to meet any challenge this profession may present.

Sign up for our GWO Training Update and ensure your continued success in a demanding work environment! Your safety and your future in the industry starts with the right training.

Target group

Global Wind Organization (GWO) courses are aimed primarily at workers and professionals who have roles in the wind industry. These courses are designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their work safely and efficiently in both onshore and offshore wind farm environments. Typical recipients of GWO courses include:

  1. Maintenance technicians: These courses are essential for technicians who perform maintenance on wind turbines and other equipment in wind farms. They will learn working at height skills, rescue techniques, safety at work and first aid procedures specific to the wind industry.
  2. Construction workers: People involved in wind farm construction, such as tower erectors, welders and crane operators, benefit from GWO training. They will learn how to perform their tasks safely and how to work at heights.
  3. Operating personnel: Wind farm operators and supervisors need knowledge of work safety, rescue procedures and first aid to ensure a safe and efficient working environment.
  4. Search and rescue personnel: In wind farms, it is important to have personnel trained in high altitude rescue techniques and rescue from elevated environments. These GWO courses are designed to equip these people with the necessary skills to perform rescues safely.
  5. Safety personnel: Safety professionals in the wind industry, including occupational health and safety managers, benefit from GWO training to understand and apply best safety practices in this specific work environment.

It is important to note that due to the nature of the wind industry and its inherent risks, GWO training is a common requirement in many companies in the sector. In addition, some employers may require contractors and subcontractors working on wind projects to have GWO certifications to ensure the safety and competence of their personnel.


The trainee must be physically fit and not exceed 120kg in weight and have the GWO (BST) certificate still in force or the GWO (BSTR) certificate of the required modules (four of the onshore training and five of the offshore training).


To keep the certificate valid in order to continue your career in the wind energy sector.


It is worth mentioning that the contents vary according to the type of course, for onshore workers it consists of the four modules mentioned below:

  1. GWO First Aid: You will learn the skills necessary to provide basic medical care in emergency situations.
  2. GWO Fire Fighting: You will master the techniques to control and extinguish fires safely and effectively.
  3. GWO Load Handling: You will learn how to handle loads safely and efficiently, reducing the risk of injury.
  4. GWO Working at Heights: You will learn best practices for working safely at heights, minimising the associated risks.


There is a fifth module for offshore personnel, which must be taken together with the four modules mentioned above:

  1. GWO Offshore Survival enables you to work on floating or offshore wind farms, further expanding your career opportunities in the renewable energy sector.


This would be the only difference, as both share all the content.




Our GWO certification is obtained by successfully passing all the modules that make up the Basic Safety Training Course (Basic Safety Training) in its onshore (onshore) or offshore (offshore) modalities. This certification is an internationally recognised standard and can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. It is valid for two years and must be updated with the appropriate refresher courses thereafter.

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