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GWO Basic

Do you need to have a GWO Basic course certificate for your work in the wind industry? FMTC Safety offers all GWO Basic courses. Follow the courses when it suits you best. Courses always take place, even if there is only one participant. Choose your course and easily book online.


What is GWO?

GWO stands for ‘Global Wind Organisation’. It is a non-profit organisation and has provided the Basic Safety Training standards for the wind industry since 2012.

What does the GWO Basic Safety Training Course consist of?

The course consists of 5 modules: GWO First Aid, GWO Working at Heights, GWO Sea Survival, GWO Fire Awareness and GWO Manual Handling. They can be taken separately or together.

How is the GWO Basic Safety Training course taught?

Each separate module of the GWO Basic Safety Training consists of a theoretical and practical part.

What is the purpose of the GWO Basic Safety Training course?

The GWO Basic Safety Training course will allow the delegate to understand the dangers and risks in the wind industry and how to act in emergency situations. The delegate will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires. After successfully  completing the course, the delegate receives a GWO sticker for in their PSL book and a certificate. Furthermore the course will be uploaded to WINDA.

How long does the GWO certificate remain valid?

The certificate is valid for 2 years. After that, the training must be repeated, so the delegate stays sharp and is made aware of new developments. When your certificate is almost expired and you want to refresh you can take the GWO Basic Safety Training refresher.

My GWO certificate is expired. What now?

You will have to take the GWO Basic Safety Training course again. Unfortunately, it is impossible to attend refresher courses after your certificate is already expired. The GWO does not allow for dispensation, like the offshore courses.

What does WINDA stand for?

WINDA is the name of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database. It maintains data on the certification status of GWO Certified Training Providers as well as the status of delegates that have attended courses. The delegate is required to create an account for WINDA, as a sticker and registration are added in WINDA upon succesful completion of a course.

Click here to create an account in WINDA. Upon succesful registration, the user receives a WINDA ID. The WINDA ID is required for us to add the GWO course to the account of a delegate, including the Basic Training Course.

The employer also has the option of creating an account, allowing them to verify the training status of their (potential) employees.

For more information about the organisation account, click here.

For more information about the delegate account, click here.

At what time does training take place?

Training takes place between 7:30 and 16:30 (7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.). Anyone participating is required to be present at the training centre at 7:30. When you arrive late you have to make up for lost time and will be charged for this. The client will be notified.

Is lunch included in the course or should I bring this myself?

Lunch is provided by FMTC. You can choose from several freshly made sandwiches, soups, snacks and fruit. Tea and coffee are also available.

What do I need to bring to this course?

You will need your passport or ID, Personal Safety Logbook and/or shipping logbooks in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided by FMTC.

Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

In which language is this course taught?

All our courses are taught in English. Only when there are only Dutch delegates present the course will be held in Dutch.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

At what time should I book a flight back?

We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

Do I need a physical examination for this course?

GWO courses do not require an medical examination.

How do I book a medical examination?

When a medical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

When will I have my medical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the medical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

How can I book a hotel?

When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 so we can help you further.

What is a GWO Basic course?

A GWO Basic course is meant for people working in the wind industry. This course is mandatory, because without the basic safety training you’re not allowed to enter a windfarm or any windmill. Do you want to follow a GWO course? Then book directly the GWO Basic Safety Training course or one of the separate modules.

Global Wind Organization (GWO)

The Global Wind Organization (GWO) originated when several major players in the wind industry started a partnership. GWO makes the standard for people who work in the wind industry, both onshore and offshore. The goal is to create a safe working environment for the personnel in the wind industry.This course allows the delegate to get acquainted with the risks and dangers when working in the wind industry. During this course, the participant also learns how to handle risky situations and save hisself or his collegeau’s.

Basic GWO courses at FMTC Safety

The Basic Safety Training course consists of five different modules. These are GWO First AidGWO Working at HeightsGWO Sea SurvivalGWO Fire Awareness and GWO Manual Handling. You can also follow these modules separately. During these GWO courses, the theory of the relevant subject is discussed. Later on, this theory will be applied during practical sessions.

After successful completion of the GWO courses, you will be registered on WINDA. This is an online database from GWO. This registration has a validity of 2 years, after which you need to refresh the course. This way, the participant will be up to date and will remain informed regarding the latest developments. Do you already have your GWO certificates? See here all our refresher courses.

Besides the GWO Basic courses we also have GWO advanced courses or GWO combined courses.

FMTC Safety service

FMTC Safety instructors are certified and know the field. They know what they are talking about and can convey procedures and techniques in a fascinating and realistic way. This way, you remember the course material even better. Because we know how important a good schedule is, you can train with us whenever it suits you.

Do you need help with booking an GWO course? Feel free to contact us by calling us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 or by sending an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com.

In addition to our GWO courses, our maritime coursesoffshore courses and industry courses might also be of interest to you.

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