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GWO Basic Technical Training (Mechanical Module)

About this course

The GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) in Mechanical equips individuals with the necessary knowledge and abilities to perform fundamental mechanical tasks on wind turbines.

Please note this is the mechanical module only.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • The GWO Basic Technical Training module is designed for individuals aspiring to enter the onshore and offshore renewable energy sectors.

At the end of the mechanical course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the function of the lubrication system and demonstrate how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the cooling system and demonstrate how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the yaw system and explain how to inspect it
  • Explain the function of the brake systems and demonstrate how to inspect them
  • Explain the principles of a gearbox
  • Demonstrate the correct use of hydraulic torque and tensioning tools
  • Demonstrate practical skills to use manual tightening and measuring tools
  • Understand the principles of bolted and welded connections and their inspection
  • Explain risks and hazards associated with mechanics
  • Explain the main components, mechanical systems and the basic operation of wind turbines


  • A valid WINDA ID is required.
  • Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  • A general standard of fitness is required.
  • Photographic ID Card, such as a drivers licence or passport.

What will I leave with?

  • Upon completion of the course, delegates will be awarded with GWO approved certification for the mechanical module.
  • Certification does not expire.

What to expect on the day

  • Registration and Welcome: The day typically begins with registration, where participants confirm their attendance and receive any necessary training materials or equipment.
  • Safety Briefing: A safety briefing is conducted to highlight the importance of adhering to safety protocols throughout the training session and in our centre.
  • Catering: Lunch will be provided to all delegates.

Important Information

Participants or individuals booking the course are responsible for ensuring that they meet all the necessary prerequisites and provide the required evidence, such as valid certificates for revalidation courses, on the first day of the course.

Failure to fulfill any of these prerequisites may lead to the participant being requested to leave the course. Please note that no refunds will be issued in such cases.

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