Training standards for a safer and more productive workforce

Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit industry association founded by leading wind turbine manufacturers and operators

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Safety Without Borders
A three year strategy to establish standardized safety training in all wind markets
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Member organisations

GWO standards are created by the industry, for the industry. Our members are globally leading renewable energy manufacturers, owners and operators representing a majority of installed wind energy capacity around the world. Together, they share risk information and expertise to create training standards that improve safety and support workforce development.

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Safety training standards

GWO members strive for an injury free work environment in the renewable energy industry, setting common international standards for safety training and workforce development.

GWO training standards explained

Become a GWO certified training provider

Find out what steps you need to take to train the next generation of renewable energy technicians 

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GWO Trained Workforce


Countries with GWO certified training providers


certified training sites

500+ training providers worldwide

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Core benefits of GWO standards


Eight out of ten members agree GWO has raised safety training standards across the industry


GWO technicians are available for up to 6 days more each year than staff trained outside the GWO framework agreement


¾ of GWO members have standardised 30% or more of their entry level training

Local sourcing

More than 500 training providers are certified to deliver GWO training in over 50 countries

Supply chain alignment

GWO has become a contractual expectation up and down the supply chain

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