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Onshore/Offshore Wind Global Wind Organization (GWO) Basic Safety Training Package

A GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) Package is the best start to a career in the renewables and wind energy industry.

Please fill out this interest form to begin the course registration process.  Arcon staff will contact you to assist with the registration process within one business day.

Course Overview

Arcon Training have combined five Global Wind Organization (GWO) training courses to create a package that introduces you to the renewables and wind energy industry.

The GWO BST Package includes:

  • GWO Fire Awareness

  • GWO First Aid

  • GWO Manual Handling

  • GWO Sea Survival and Transfer

  • GWO Working at Height

This package consists of all five courses being delivered over five consecutive days.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a GWO BST Package will be able to;

  • Start a career in the renewables and wind energy industry


Course Content

A GWO BST Package includes;

  1. GWO Fire Awareness - possible hazards within the wind industry and how to control and mitigate these hazards

  2. GWO First Aid - administering safe and effective first aid in the wind turbine industry in accordance with GWO

  3. GWO Manual Handling - correctly performing manual handling activities in the wind industry/wind turbine environment

  4. GWO Sea Survival and Transfer - demonstrating sea survival techniques and safe transfer between vessels and installations

  5. GWO Working at Height - performing safe and comprehensive basic rescue from height in a remote turbine environment while meeting emergency response requirements for personnel new to the global wind industry

Course information

  • Certificate: Global Wind Organization (GWO) certificates will be issues for all five elements of the package - certificates to be refreshed every 2 years

  • Duration: 5.0 Days

  • Who should take this training: This course is for anyone wishing to work in the renewables and wind energy industry

  • Fitness: A good standard of fitness is required



In order to complete a GWO BST Package, delegates must:

  • Be WINDA registered before arriving for the course



The Global Wind Organization (GWO) have launched a Global Wind Industry Records Database (WINDA) which allows you to verify your GWO certificates with employers.

Registering with WINDA is quick and easy, and you must do this before arriving for your course.

View this step-by-step guide to registering with WINDA >>



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