About GWO

Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit body founded by wind turbine manufacturers and owners. 

Our members strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, setting common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures.


GWO published the first version of the Basic Safety Training (BST) standard in 2012 in response to the demand for a recognisable standard in the wind turbine industry. This was followed by the Basic Technical Training (BTT) Standard in 2017.

In 2018, two new standards - Enhanced First Aid and Advanced Rescue Training - were added to our portfolio.

What are GWO training standards?

GWO training standards describe the requirements for training courses that are recommended by members of GWO. By complying with GWO standards and criteria, certified training providers are considered competent and proficient.

Any individual with a GWO certificate is considered competent and knowledgeable within the field of basic safety in the wind industry. GWO members accept a BST certificate as confirmation a technician or other wind turbine professional possesses the required knowledge to stop an unsafe work situation.