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About GWO

Safety is the number one priority for companies in the wind power industry. Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit organisation founded by leading wind turbine manufacturers and operators in 2012, to create a safer and more productive workplace. 

The aim of GWO is to strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry. We do this through cooperation amongst our membership and by setting common standards for safety training and emergency procedures.

Mission & Vision

In response to the demand for recognizable Basic Safety Training standard in the wind turbine industry, GWO published the first version of the BST in 2012.

This standard describes the requirements for Basic Safety Training courses that are recommended by members of GWO and ensures that the work of any BST certified Training Provider (TP) is competent and proficient. To obtain GWO approval, TPs are subject to an in-depth audit process performed by an accredited Certification Body.

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

GWO works with its membership and the industry supply chain, sharing industry statistics and risk evaluations to identify training objectives. In some cases these are subsequently developed into new industry standards. The GWO Basic Technical Training Standard and GWO Basic Safety Training (refresher) Standard are two examples of this.

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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