GWO Basic Safety Training (BST – initial)


The GWO Basic Safety Training is a comprehensive course designed for personnel in the wind energy industry. It covers essential modules including manual handling, fire awareness, first aid, working at heights, and sea survival. Participants learn vital skills to prevent injuries, respond to emergencies, and ensure safety in the workplace. This training equips workers with the knowledge and techniques necessary for safe and effective operations in wind energy environments.

Awarding Body

The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) establishes and promotes standardized safety training courses to ensure the global wind energy industry's workforce is equipped with essential skills, fostering professionalism and safety through industry collaboration and ongoing enhancements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain understanding of risks in wind industry operations.
  • Learn effective methods to manage and minimize risks.
  • Acquire necessary knowledge, abilities, and self-assurance for emergency response.
  • Enhance safety through utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Understand emergency protocols and equipment usage.

Start Time

End Time


08:30 am
16:30 pm
3.5 Days (Onshore) / 4.5 Days  (Offshore)

Course Structure

  • Working at height (1.5 days)
  • Fire awareness (0.5 days)
  • First aid (1 day)
  • Manual Handling (0.5 days)
  • Sea survival (1 day) (offshore only)


No prerequisites are necessary.

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