GWO standards

Basic Safety Training

GWO have developed a Standard for Basic Safety Training.

The training covers:

  • First aid
  • Manual handling
  • Fire awareness
  • Working at height
  • Sea survival (add-on for offshore)

GWO acknowledges that legal requirements could set higher standards in some countries.


The members of GWO accept that the GWO standard fulfills the need for Basic Safety Training. All members of GWO accept training done by a training provider that can prove compliance with the "Criteria for a Training Provider" Standard, by holding a certificate for this, issued by a Certification body in accordance with "Criteria for Certification Body" standard. All members of GWO acknowledge that beside national legal requirements, companies can set extra requirements to those outlined in the GWO Basic Safety Training.


Property rights of GWO material.

  • The intention of GWO is to publish its materials widely with the objective of improving safety.
  • To the exception of the Intellectual Property Rights protection as stated below (i) there is no fee for downloading or using any of the GWO standards for setting up a GWO Basic Safety Training programme

Contact information

GWO is a non-profit organisation of wind turbine owners and wind turbines manufacturers.

The secretariat is hosted by the Danish Wind Industry Association since 2014. Visit their website for more information:


(i) All IPR delivered by a member to be used by the GWO remains the property of that member and that member can dispose over the IPR in any way including but not limited to using, licensing and selling. GWO can in no way prevent that member or anyone who derives its right to the IPR from that member from any use of the IPR

IPR means patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trademarks, trade names and domain names, rights in get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (and rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world.

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