GWO BST Refresh

A 2-year refresher for maintaining GWO certification.

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Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is an association of owners and manufacturers of wind turbines. It’s goal is to create and support an injury-free work environment within the wind industry. GWO has developed a standard for basic safety training. The purpose of this standard is to develop a joint training of health and safety as an important and necessary way forward to reduce the risk to staff working on wind turbines. The standard was established in February 2012 and we established Rope Access Safety Training AB soon after, on November of the same year, the first in Sweden to become GWO Certified. Vestas, Siemens, Suzlon and Vattenfall are some of the companies behind the standard and which require this training to gain access to their sites.

Target group

Course for professionals who want to work on wind turbines for a variety of wind power manufacturers.

Course Goal

Attendees should:

  • Demonstrate safe behaviour in case of a fire, use fire extinguishers and fire blankets in a proper way.
  • Understanding the need for proper technique of manual handling / ergonomics.
  • Analyze and prioritize an accident with the help of L-ABCDE and perform CPR.
  • Use PPE correctly, carrying a person rescue / evacuate safely and in the right way.

Course content

Manual Handling (ergonomics) 4 hours

  • Understand the meaning of the standards and the importance of following it.
  • Understand which elements of the work environment can increase the risk of muscle and skeletal injury.
  • Understanding the importance of good working technique to avoid the above injuries.
  • Being able to recognise body signals for work overload and know what action should be taken if recognised.
  • To practically solve various ergonomic problems when working in wind power.
  • Understanding the importance of exercise to reduce the risk of muscle and skeletal disorders.

Fire Awareness 4 hours

  • Understand the meaning of the standards
  • Knowledge of different fire types
  • Be able to handle different extinguishing agents depending on the fire
  • Understanding the physics of fire and smoke spread
  • Fire risks and equipment on a wind turbine tower
  • Being able to use powder and carbon dioxide extinguishers aswell as fire blankets.
  • Being able to evacuate correctly in case of fire.

First Aid 8 hours

  • Being able to perform first aid within the current guidelines.
  • Being able to identify and explain the normal function, symptoms and signs of more or less serious injuries and illnesses.
  • Being able to show the correct flow of documents for an emergency in the tower or nacelle.
  • Being able to perform lifesaving first aid under the L- ABCDE.
  • Being able to use an AED ( defibrillator ) correctly.
  • Being able to use the right equipment and technology on an extreme illness or accident scenario.

Working at Heights 8 hours

  • The risks and dangers of working on wind turbines
  • Legislation and standards for working at height
  • Identify personal protective equipment
  • Put on, store, inspect and use PPE ( personal protective equipment)
  • Practice secure behaviour on the tower ladder and assess of anchorage points
  • The proper use of evacuation equipment
  • Correct and safe behaviour in emergency situations

Course Details


GWO valid certificate issued within two years prior to the final day of the course.


Min 5, max 12 participants


24 Hours (theory/practical), the course is spread over 3 days.


Contact for more information


Training is carried out on any of our training sites or at a customer site.
After completion of the training, an internationally recognized certificate is received which is valid for two years.


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