Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR)

WTSR and support procedures - 4th edition

The Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSRs) are a model set of Safety Rules and procedures to help formalise a Safe System of Work (SSoW) to manage the significant risks associated with a wind turbine, both onshore and offshore. They have been developed by wind farm owners and operators for the purpose of achieving both general safety and safety from the system – a process that safeguards persons from the mechanical plant and LV apparatus and the associated system derived hazards.

For those of you who are using the WTSR please see COVID-19 WTSR Training Update

The general direction of the Rules will be set by SafetyOn together with members of the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation.

4th Edition WTSR and support procedures

Please see below links to the 4th Edition of the Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR) and supporting procedures. The changes reflect issues that have been collated over the last few years by the Operational Safety Rules Group (OSRG), as well as the changes that provide a more global acceptance of the WTSR without diminishing their status as the preferred Safe System of Work in the Wind Industry in the Europe

Become a WTSR approved core trainer

The following are a list of steps to become a WTSR approved core trainer

  • Complete application form and submit to
  • Application form will be checked against standard criteria and approved
  • Sponsoring company is requested to have appropriate membership fee and will be requested to sign a Training Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • The individual must have passed WTSR Core Course and meet criteria on the application form and submit up to date CV
  • Dates for a WTSR core trainer course will then be arranged

On successful completion of the two day WTSR core trainer course attendees will be issued an Approved WTSR Core Trainer Certificate along with required training materials. The certificate will be valid for three years upon which time the Trainer will be required to sit a WTSR refresher course to maintain their status as an Approved Trainer.

Application form


To become a WTSR Training Provider you must have either of the following memberships

  • SafetyOn Tier 1 membership
  • G+ Full or Associate membership
  • Training Provider membership (this is for those companies who do not qualify for either of the above memberships)

Benefits of Training Provider membership include:

  • Administration - Support from receival of application to successful completion of Approved Trainer status, sufficient training service level agreement for approved trainers
  • Quality assurance - This includes all documents- (including audits)
  • Technical specialist support - Continuous maintenance of content and upkeep of the WTSR,guidance and supporting documents
  • Transparency - Centralised online files are provided between each Approved Training Provider and Energy Institute
  • Promotion - Training organisation are listed and promoted on EI owned web domain, training marketing material
  • SafetyOn Tier 2 membership - Includes all benefits for SafetyOn Tier 2 membership

For more information on Training Provider membership, email

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Train the trainer course

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