The purpose of this Best Practice Guide is to establish minimum requirements for transport and
lifting operations of wind turbine installations by collecting existing and relevant industry
This document considers various aspects of transport and lifting operations, such as planning,
inspection, maintenance and competency of personnel in order to minimize associated risks and with the aim of improving health and safety relating to transport and lifting operations
during the construction of Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) plants.
The scope of this guideline is to provide stakeholders within the onshore wind industry with
requirements and guidance for planning and undertaking transport and lifting operations related
to WTG components.
Local legal requirements must always be considered and should any contradictions occur
between this best practice guideline and the applicable local regulations, then local legislation
shall take precedence. If, however, this guideline requires a higher standard than local legal
requirements, then the guideline should be applied thereby positively contributing to the local