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15.08.17

Recap of the updated training standards

As mentioned in the July edition of the newsletter, new versions of the Basic Safety Training and The Basic Technical Training were released for use as of 31 May 2017.
Training Providers are expected to have implemented the changes at the latest prior to their next annual surveillance audit by the Certification Body.
To inform about the changes, we held a webinar on the updated BTT and BST standards June 15. We are happy that so many of you attended the webinar and we appreciate you taking the time to send us your comments and feedback.
 
The major changes are:
 
The Basic Safety Training Standard
New section on Conformity with other training section
Providers may deliver other similar training simultaneously as long as GWO learning objectives are met.

First Aid module
It has now been specified that at least one scenario must be based on electrical incident, and diabetes has been deleted as first aid situation.

Manual Handling(refresher) and Fire Awareness course(refresher)
Manual Handling/Manual Handling Refresher and Fire Awareness/ Fire Awareness Refresher may now be delivered to basic course delegates and to refresher course delegates in mixed courses, as the module content has now been made identical.

WaH module
The anchor point when practicing rescue and evacuation exercises has been specified to minimum 6.75 meters above the ground, always ensuring that safe distance is available for fall arrester to work.

The Basic Technical Training Standard
New name
The Basic Technical Training (BTT) replaces Basic Maintenance Training to reflect a wider target group for the standard.
 
Re-arrangement of the BTT
The BTT is now organized as three modules that may be delivered independently of each other and requires upload of 1 record per module to allow for greater flexibility.

Reduction in training time
Due to elimination of various redundant content and rearrangement of modules, the course duration has been reduced to 31.5 hours. If all three course modules are delivered as a complete training, the total contact time is estimated as at least 4 days of training (at least 31.5 hours effective contact time excluding breaks).

Recognition of existing qualifications
Technicians that are already qualified or have similar experience to the BTT will be able to have their existing qualifications transferred to a BTT training record in WINDA.

New section on Conformity with other training section
Providers may deliver other similar training simultaneously as long as GWO learning objectives are met.

Want to learn more?

Please read the current GWO Standards and Criteria or see our in-depth FAQ-section.
You are always welcome to contact the GWO secretariat here.

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