Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit body founded and owned by its members - all of whom are globally leading wind turbine manufacturers and owners/operators.
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.
GWO has since launched a range of other training standards which align the requirements of employers for workers carrying out various roles in the wind turbine industry.
We seek to deliver results that contribute to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education, target 4.4. As contribution to SDG 4.4, GWO seeks on behalf of its membership to substantially increase the number of wind technicians, who have GWO standardised training as a key enabler of its mission to create an injury free working environment in wind.
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 in the Wind Industry Database (WINDA) is considered competent and knowledgeable according to the learning objectives of that standard. GWO members accept the certificate as confirmation the individual possesses the required knowledge and competences as described in the standard.
GWO is governed by an organisational structure overseen by the General Assembly.
The Executive Committee (ExCo), oversees all operational aspects of GWO's work carried out by the GWO Secretariat and ensures coordination between the committees. Chairs of GWO Committees are represented in the ExCo as ordinary members.To find out more about the people behind GWO, visit our committee pages.