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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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

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Countries with GWO certified training providers

500+

certified training sites

500+ training providers worldwide

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Core benefits of GWO standards

Safety

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

Productivity

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

Standardisation

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

Featured news and events.

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Coming Soon- August Announcement of Safety & Training Awards Finalists

Coming Soon- August Announcement of Safety & Training Awards Finalists

Read more about next steps for the “Instructor of the Year” Award and reserve your spot for the Forum 2024 now!

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BayWa r.e. joins Global Wind Organisation

BayWa r.e. joins Global Wind Organisation

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is pleased to announce BayWa r.e as its newest Leading Member. BayWa r.e.operates across 34 countries with a diverse portfolio of energy projects, including wind, solar, hybrid, and more.

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Engage in Dynamic Discussions at GWO's Forum '24 in sunny Orlando, Florida

Engage in Dynamic Discussions at GWO's Forum '24 in sunny Orlando, Florida

On October 8th & 9th Global Wind Organisation will be hosting its annual Safety & Training Forum.

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GWO's New 'Workforce '26' Strategy Launched

GWO's New 'Workforce '26' Strategy Launched

The GWO General Assembly met on 21st Mar 2024 in Spain. During the busy programme GWO member representative discussed GWO Workforce '26 Strategy and elected a trio of new representatives to the Board of Directors.

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General Assembly Elects New Board

General Assembly Elects New Board

The GWO General Assembly met on 21st Mar 2024 in Spain. During the busy programme GWO member representatives discussed GWO Workforce '26 Strategy and elected a trio of new representatives to the Board of Directors.

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Join a GWO Working Group

Join a GWO Working Group

GWO is looking for certified training providers to support its review of standards from April 2024 to the rest of the year. Join us in shaping the future of safety standards in the global wind industry!

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Wind Technician Training is on Track in Japan

Wind Technician Training is on Track in Japan

A strategic partnership between GWO and Japanese Wind Power Association will result in new industry endorsed guidelines for wind turbine technicians

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Winning Stories: Young Achiever of the Year 2022

Winning Stories: Young Achiever of the Year 2022

Winning Stories from the Safety & Training Awards

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