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Safety is the number one priority for the companies in the global wind industry and to contribute to a better and safer work environment, Global Wind Organisation was founded by leading wind power companies in 2009. 

Welcome to the Global Wind Organisation's official website. GWO is a non-profit organisation of wind turbine owners and wind turbine manufacturers. The secretariat opened in 2014 and is hosted by the Danish Wind Industry Association.

The aim of GWO is to strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, through cooperation among the members, in setting common standards in safety training and emergency procedures.

Mission & Vision

The Global Wind Organisation is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. In response to the demand for recognizable Basic Safety Training (BST) in the industry the members of the GWO have developed a safety standard. The standard ensures that the work of any certified Training Provider is competent and proficient. To obtain GWO approval, organizations are subject to an in-depth audit process performed by an accredited Certification Body.

The objective of GWO is to enable a common, industry-wide work practice that aims to reduce any safety and health issues for personnel working on site.

Any holder of a GWO certificate is considered competent and knowledgeable within Basic Safety in the wind industry. The members of GWO accept any holder of this certificate as possessing the required knowledge to stop an unsafe work situation.

Competition Compliance Codex

GWO has adopted a Competition Compliance Codex which details the function and operation of GWO and its members. You can read the Competition Compliance Codex here.

Want to learn more?

Please read the current GWO Standards and Criteria or see our in-depth FAQ-section. 
You are always welcome to contact the GWO secretariat here.

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