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 Q2 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 skills framework. This project is still in its early phases but is intended to develop a standardized entry-level technician framework that will establish a transparent and valid set of skills for identified entry-level technician roles in the wind industry. This framework will thereby enable the industry to recognize already acquired knowledge and skills, allow people working within other industries to assess their knowledge and skills gaps and upskill as required to move into the wind industry and provide an established path in terms of education for new starters who wants to begin their career the wind industry.
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.
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