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Companies join GWO because together they can have a positive and meaningful influence on the safety and productivity of the workforce they employ.

GWO members collaborate by sharing evidence and risk information such as injury statistics. This helps them identify areas of work in the wind power supply chain where the creation of standardised training can ensure safety for technicians, while delivering productivity benefits which grow as the standard becomes established. 

We are a non-profit membership organisation where both wind turbine manufacturers and owners of wind turbines are eligible.Since our formation GWO has attracted many of the world's largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and wind turbine operators.

How do companies join GWO?

In order to become a member of GWO, companies must sign the GWO Framework Agreement which entails that as a GWO member, your organisation will:

  • Participate in the GWO Steering Committee to decide strategy and action plans
  • Apply GWO standards wherever relevant and possible
  • Allocate subject matter experts from your company to:
          - develop standards in the Training Committee
          - perform investigations for the Audit and Compliance Committee
          - share costs equally if there is no other income to cover

All members of GWO accept training conducted by a GWO Certified Training Provider. The training provider must demonstrate its compliance with the "GWO Criteria for Training Providers" by holding a certificate, issued by a Certification Body in accordance with the "GWO Criteria for Certification Bodies".

All members of GWO acknowledge that beside national legal requirements, companies can set extra requirements to those outlined in the GWO Basic Safety Training.


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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