GWO certified training


As a service provider to the onshore and offshore wind sectors for over 13 years, our experience and knowledge of working in the field supports us to deliver the highest quality of training.

Our Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) gives delegates a solid understanding of all the safety hazards involved when working on wind turbines. As the industry’s leading training standard it has increasingly become a requirement by turbine manufacturers and development owners for any technician working on wind farm sites.

We currently only provide our training courses in Houston and we are one of only seven companies to offer GWO certified training in the USA. Read more about the individual elements of the BST below.


Sparrows Group
6758 Northwinds Drive, Houston, Texas, 77041
T +1 713 896 0002


We’re one of only


GWO accredited providers in the US

Training courses

Our four courses are delivered together as a group or we can provide each one individually where required:

  • First aid

    Duration: 1.5 days
    Format: theoretical and practical
    Enables delegates to administer safe and effective first aid

    • Explain risks and hazards relating to first aid in a wind turbine environment
    • Legislative requirements and the American Heart Association
    • Vital systems of the human body
    • Basic life support guidelines
    • Skills for detecting abnormal signs and symptoms of injuries of the human body
    • First aid in emergency situations
    • Immediate first aid actions using Primary Survey ‘C’ A-B-C
    • Critical bleeding
    • Importance of carrying out first aid in a safe manner
    • Use of first aid equipment
    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
    • Management of an incident in a wind turbine environment
    • Emergency rescue teams.

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  • Manual handling

    Duration: 0.5 day
    Format: theoretical and practical
    Enables delegates to carry out safe manual handling and display positive ergonomic behaviors

    • Proper manual handling techniques
    • Identify tasks that would increase exposure to manual handling injuries
    • Legislative requirements in relation to manual handling
    • Identify risk associated with work tasks that would cause injury to the muscular skeletal system
    • Correct manual handling of equipment
    • Identify manual handling risks in the wind turbine environment.

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  • Fire awareness

    Duration: 0.5 day
    Format: theoretical and practical
    Enables delegates to prevent and manage fires, and manage the evacuation of personnel

    • Development and spread of fire
    • Causes of fires in wind turbines and the related dangers
    • Identification of any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
    • Contingency plans in a wind turbine environment (including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures)
    • Correct actions on discovering a fire (including correct operation and fire extinguishing by using firefighting equipment in a wind turbine environment).

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  • Working at heights

    Duration: 1.5 days
    Format: theoretical and practical
    Enables delegates to perform work safely at heights and carry out basic rescues

    • Legislation and legal responsibilities regarding working at height
    • Proper use and inspection of harnesses, lanyards, fall arrest systems, ladders and work positioning equipment
    • Hazards and risks associated with working at height specific to a wind turbine generator
    • Identification of PPE including identification of global standard markings on harness, hard hat, lanyards, etc.
    • Identification of anchor points
    • Proper use of evacuation devices
    • Use of rescue equipment
    • Correct method for rescue situations in wind turbine generators.

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Contact us

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+1 985 855 7538

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