GWO1005 Global Wind Organization Basic Safety Training

Wind power generation is a global industry, and safety is the number one priority for companies operating within this industry. The Global Wind Organization (GWO) is a non-profit organization founded by leading turbine manufacturers and owner/operators, with the goal of creating a safer, more productive workplace.

The GWO Basic Safety Training program (GWO-BST) was created as the safety standard for those working at height in the wind industry. It is globally recognized and ensures that any GWO-BST certificate holder has demonstrated competence and proficiency in the following areas:

  • GWO1002 Work at Height
  • GWO2002 Medic First Aid + Trauma at Height
  • GWO101 Fire Awareness
  • GWO102 Manual Handling


Prerequisites None
Duration of Training 40 hours
Duration of Refresher 40 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio GWO1002: Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 4:1
GWO2002: Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 12:2
GWO101: Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 12:2
GWO102: Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 12:2
Training Compliance

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 and 1910
ANSI Z359 Standards
GWO-BST (current version)

General Disclaimer:

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a basic foundation is established, and through reaffirmation and confirmation, additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands-on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height, achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2016 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and under ENSA’s ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights. The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program. They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.


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