GWO members strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, through cooperation among the members, who set common standards for safety training and emergency procedures.
The GWO Training Committee supports this aim by:
In Q3/Q4 2022, the Training Committee has prioritised its work towards the following initiatives:
The GWO Training Committee initiated this new project in Q1, 2022 with the title "Entry Level Technician Framework". Read more about the project here.
In order to address the constant challenge of achieving consistent execution of quality training, GWO intends to create a globally agreed and achievable instructor qualification training (IQT) framework. This will help to increase quality by supporting training providers that either do not have their own instructor framework, or are unsure as to what is needed to deliver GWO training from an instructor competency perspective. This will offer more focused and effective training through the use of the GWO Taxonomy, and provide an industry instructor qualification benchmark based on the end users' needs.
This update aims to ensure the Sea Survival module is fully aligned with the risks and hazards facing technicians in the wind industry today, considering all current practical exercises. This will offer greater clarity on how to complete the practical exercises.
Following successful launch of the generic Lift Training Standard in April 2022, GWO members have prioritized a single generic training for technicians using crane and chain hoist equipment. The objective is to design a minimum viable product for the standard, including User, Maintenance and Inspection modules. Similar to the Lift Training Standard, the wind industry will be able to use and recognise an industry aligned certification for crane and chain hoist training, where previously they would have to verify several other types of training. Employees will no longer require retraining when moving from site to site or to another company/employer.
In order tomeet the global market, the EFA will be reviewed to ensure it is fullyup-to-date with the global market in addition to meeting the requirements ofthe UK Health and Safety Executive.
This standard is being developed to provide a substantive and robust training in bolt tightening to meet the requirements of the market with an aim to improve safety and reduce injuries associated with bolt tightening activities, through the creation of a wind industry aligned certification. Bolt tightening is also an important element within the Entry Level Framework.
This standard has been developed to provide minimum safety training to infrequent visitors of onshore and offshore wind environments. The aim of the WLA is to ensure that infrequent visitors to WTG environments are not a danger to themselves or others during supervised visits. The WLA will consist of two modules onshore and offshore. WLA's target group aims at persons who infrequently (1-3 time per year)participate in supervised visits to WTG environments.
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