GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT)

GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) standard has been prepared in cooperation with GWO members basing on risk assessments and statistics on accidents and incidents during the installation, service and maintenance works on wind turbine generators and wind power plants.

The aim of the GWO Basic Technical Training is to provide the Delegates with theoretical and practical knowledge about hazards related to working on electrical, mechanical and hydraulic installations, as well as how to control and mitigate such hazards while working on both offshore and onshore WTGs.

Upon successful completion of the training, the GWO members consider the trained person to be competent to perform basic hydraulics, mechanical and electrical tasks in a safe manner under the supervision of an experienced technician.

According to GWO members, workers on WTGs, substations etc. must complete GWO BTT courses which are relevant to their specific assignments. All tasks are done in teams of at least 2 competent workers. Exemptions are permissible solely based on internal company rules. All information regarding the trained person and the respective certificates can be accessed via GWO database WINDA.