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GWO - Basic Safety Training (Onshore)

The GWO – Basic Safety Training Onshore (BST Onshore) is designed for anyone who will be working in the onshore wind industry. The training consists of and combination of theoretical education and practical training. To participate, you must be sufficiently fit and in possession of a Winda ID.

This GWO – Basic Safety Training Onshore (BST Onshore) course will enable you to work safely in a wind turbine environment and support others when needed. You will build knowledge and skills of First Aid, Working at Heights, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness. You will also learn how to evacuate, rescue and administer appropriate First Aid to victims in an emergency.

The GWO – Basic Safety Training course is composed of the following modules;

  • First Aid (BST FA) – 1 day
  • Working at Heights including Manual Handling (BST WAH-MH) – 2 days
  • Fire Awareness (BST FAW) – 0.5 day
  • Manual Handling (BST MH) separate – 0.5 day


Fire Awareness

The purpose of this module is to teach basic knowledge and skills to prevent fire, assess an incipient fire, and if it can be safely extinguished using the available fire extinguisher(s) or if extinguishing cannot be done safely, evacuate.

Working at Height

The purpose of this module is to teach the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use personal (fall) protection equipment, work safely at heights and perform basic rescue work in a wind turbine environment.

First Aid

The purpose of this module is to teach basic First Aid. Upon completion, you will be able to apply basic first aid to accidents in a wind turbine environment.

Manual Handling

The purpose of this module is to encourage positive behavior when manually moving loads. You will learn how to safely lift and move weight in a wind turbine environment. The training is designed to improve participants’ awareness of physical strain and ergonomics in the working environment of a wind turbine.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The practical components are physically demanding. You must be fit enough to complete all practical components. Due to the use of personal protective equipment, your body weight must not exceed 120 kilograms.
  2. If you use medicines, you must report it in advance. If the use of the drug is found to be limiting, the booking will be cancelled free of charge.
  3. You must be in possession of a Winda ID.

Certification and validity:

Upon successful completion of a module, in which you have shown that you possess the required competencies, you will receive an internationally valid GWO certificate and the module in question will be registered in Winda.

The validity of the Basic Safety Modules is 2 years.

Detailed information about the standard can be found at:

Course duration
3.5 consecutive days when you take all modules.
Lesson times
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winda Registration:

All participants must register as participants in Winda prior to the start of the course. Registration is mandatory if you want to work in wind energy. After registration, you will receive a Winda-ID. The Winda ID must be included with the course booking.

After certification, we will link your certificates to your Winda account.