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GWO courses from Safety Technology

GWO courses

GWO courses are the cornerstone of our renewables training for technicians working in wind energy. This week we highlight the courses formats and what technicians will learn.

GWO courses are split into two main standards, Basic Safety Training and Basic Technical Training. Each has component modules which can be trained separately but most technicians tend to take the full GWO training course including all modules.

GWO Basic Safety Training 

The GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) is often the minimum requirement for technicians to work safely on wind turbines. It’s the standard GWO course that virtually all technicians take at some point in their career. Most take the four core modules but there are actually five if you include Sea Survival. Although this tends to be more specialist for techs working on offshore turbines.

The modules are:

  • First Aid
  • Fire Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Sea Survival

The modules are designed to equip the technician with a strong safety baseline and are essential to work on turbines operated by GWO members.


GWO Basic Technical Training

The Basic Technical Training accreditation is designed to equip technicians with a strong practical knowledge of the key technical aspects of wind turbines. Introduced in 2017, the Basic Technical Training Standard consists of three core modules and an additional installation module which can be taken after certification in the mechanical module.

The modules are:

  • Electrical
  • Hydraulic
  • Installation
  • Mechanical

These GWO courses could be considered more specialised versus the standard BST course. To that end we run the courses on a demand basis at key points throughout the year.

We have a long history of delivering best in class GWO courses, get in touch to find out more and to book: