GWO Basic Safety Training Package (BST) - 6 days

Gain a Global Wind Organisation accreditation and start your career in the renewable and wind energy industry with this GWO Basic Safety Training Package. This course provides participants with an awareness through theoretical and practical training. The GWO 5 module package is a well-rounded view of all the knowledge and skills you will need to enter the renewable and wind energy industry confidently. 

What is covered in the course?

Included in this GWO training package are the five modules needed to be certified to work in the wind and renewable energy industry. In addition, delegates will receive individual certificates for each course which need to be re-certified every two years.

GWO Working at Height and Manual Handling

Learn about the rescue techniques and procedures in this full GWO course which may need to be carried out in emergency situations when Working at Height when alone or working as part of a team.

GWO Fire Awareness

Study how to deal with fire situations in various environments and the importance of following procedure and regulations.

GWO Sea Survival

Study the practical and theoretical techniques required to operate safely offshore. The training is carried out in our maritime training centre, so delegates experience training in a safe, open water environment.

GWO Manual Handling

Learn about the rescue techniques and procedures which may need to be carried out in emergency situations. For instance, lifting objects or personnel.

GWO First Aid

You will study critical topics, techniques as well as procedures which are also applicable to emergency first aid situations. There will also be practical incident management exercises in dedicated training environments.

Entry requirements

Delegates must meet the following to start their Full GWO 5 Module Package Training:

  • Most importantly, complete a medical assessment form to screen any medical issues
  • Be 18 or over
  • Have an appropriate level of English


Delegates will complete a practical and written multiple choice assessment as part of the GWO Basic Safety Training.

Useful Information

  • Duration of GWO Basic Safety Training Package: 5.5 Days (let us know if you need help with travel or accommodation)
  • Course frequency: This package of courses run fluidly throughout the week, allowing for maximum flexibility
  • Locations: Brunswick Dock, Liverpool
  • Cost: £925 +VAT
  • Certificate: GWO certificates will be issued for all five elements of the package. Subsequently, certificates need to be refreshed every 2 years via a GWO refresher course.
  • Who should attend? Individuals looking to work in the wind energy as well as the renewable energy industry

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  • LEEA Delegate
    “After doing some research I found Complete Training Solutions. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable, I instantly felt reassured that Complete Training Solutions was the right company for me, and four days later I started the course at their site in Liverpool.”
    LEEA Delegate
  • IRATA Delegate

    I would like to say thank you for all the help last week on my IRATA Rope Access course. You made me feel relaxed and helped me from start to finish and pushed me all the way. The training centre was one of the best training centres I've been to or seen.

    I will see you all again when I come back to do my IRATA Level 2 and I will be passing your name on to all my IRATA friends.

    IRATA Delegate
  • Mr Ainley
    I was very impressed with the standard of training venue you have in Liverpool, everything was spotless and an impressive professional set up. The standards of rope access training where very high from John and all the candidates passed.
    Mr Ainley
  • Mr Doran  - IRATA Customer
    As one of the people on the course, it is rare to find an instructor who goes beyond his duties. From allowing myself to come in 1hr early to practice, to pushing us all to our full potential. I have been to many training facilities over the years but Complete Training Solutions take it to a whole new level. The staff really seem to care. To John McCarthy and the team, thank you. Without a second of hesitation I will recommend this facility to everyone.
    Mr Doran - IRATA Customer
  • As a former Army Bomb Disposal Engineer, I fully understand the importance of training to ensure a competent workforce. As Head of Health and Safety during the construction of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Windfarm, where significant risk can be present on a daily basis, I expect an equally well trained and competent workforce and as such seek to use quality training providers. With its' brand new training centre in Liverpool, Complete Training Solutions is able to deliver training which meets the high standards set by the project. The facility itself is very well equipped to cover a wide range of training including GWO Approved Work at Heights and City & Guild Approved Confined Spaces and the trainers are experts in their fields. All set in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, I would not hesitate to recommend!
    Darren Tape
  • CTS Delegate
    Howie was excellent. Very clear and precise. I would recommend this compnay to anyone.
    CTS Delegate
  • Steve Tremble
    "I came to Complete Training Solutions in order to complete the full GWO package which included the First Aid, Working at Height, Sea Survival, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness modules. I undertook these qualifications due to the further industry requirements for the offshore wind sector and so that I remain compliant with industry legislation and with emphasis on the safety aspect. I spent just over a week at their training centre in Liverpool and found the quality of training there to be very good. The course content was straightforward to follow and at an easy to learn pace. The instructors were knowledgeable, informative and delivered the training in a professional manner. This was my first GWO training course package. I found Complete Training Solutions professional and value for money. I would recommend the courses to others that are or wish to work in the offshore wind farm industry."
    Steve Tremble
    Specialist Marine Consultant’s
  • I can honestly say that the service and professionalism that you both and the training staff at Complete Training Solutions have supplied to us has been second to none. From first making contact with your Company and requesting assistance in some onsite training the service has been excellent. We have been kept up to date with times dates and instructors etc and throughout the whole process. You have been very amenable in working around our business needs and even booking the course’s in for us on a Saturday. I would like to thank both for all your help and can ensure that we here at G.U.N Ltd will have no hesitation in contacting you in the near future to arrange more of our Health & Safety course’s.
    General Utilities Northwest
  • Frazer Ferguson
    "It is with great delight to tell you that today I signed a contract to work full-time with Global Wind Solutions as a Wind Turbine Technician and will be travelling to Germany on Sunday for the company Induction Training. This would no doubt have not been possible without the IRATA, Full GWO Package and LEEA approved Slinger Banksman courses that I attended with Complete Training Solutions and would like to thank you, your team and all the Instructors for their hard work and professionalism."
    Frazer Ferguson
  • Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd regularly commission the services of Complete Training Solutions to support the training needs of the Wind Energy Services part of our business. The service we receive, often at short notice, is beyond the level of service we would normally expect of a training provider. The professionalism, helpfulness and friendliness of their staff is very reassuring and they are prepared to go “that extra mile” to meet our needs. On visiting the centre in Liverpool, we were extremely impressed with the facilities available to candidates and the quality of the training resources used in training programmes.  It is, by far, one of the best training facilities in the North West for training in the Wind Energy sector.
    Chris Swain - QHSE Coordinator
    Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd

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