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Secure the future of the wind industry through training standards

The wind industry is experiencing rapid growth. Qualified workers are essential to support its development, and we need more. Through standardized safety training, you can help meet demand and grow the domestic workforce by educating the qualified wind technicians of tomorrow.

In the brochure below, you'll be introduced to GWO so you can take your first steps toward becoming a part of the global community.

20,000 reasons to become a GWO Training Provider

520+ training providers worldwide

GWO training standards are courses where teaching you knowledge and skills that help reduce your risk of injury from the most common hazards when working on a wind turbine. Standardized safety training offers many benefits — but primarily, they make working in wind safer. The world's largest wind energy employers recognise GWO standards and today, more than 160,000 people in 52+ countries have a valid GWO training certificate.

“When a student calls and says we helped save this person’s life, that’s what it’s all about. GWO will save somebody’s life.”

Taylor Burnett, Assistant Superintendent, High Plains Technology Center, Woodward, Oklahoma

"Academic diplomas combined with accredited GWO training increases significantly the job prospects and employability of the graduates of these colleges as future workers of the wind industry.’’

Isabelle Le Beau, Executive Director, Enercon Canada

"As one of the largest wind power developers in North America RWE sees huge benefit from there being more GWO training providers in the USA and Canada. We have approximately 600 employees in scope for GWO training and our contractor base would be very near 1500. A single set of standards will make us all safer and more productive."

– Wesley Witt, Director of HSSE, RWE Renewables Americas

GWO Success Stories

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.

In 2019, The GWO North America Committee was established. It is responsible for introducing GWO standards to North America.

The committee is attended by current members, in particular major manufacturers from the region such as GE Renewable Energy, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Nordex and Enercon, as well as owner operators including Avangrid Renewables, Ørsted, Acciona, and RWE Renewables.