GWO training providers opened 21 new locations between July and September 2018.
GWO training providers continue to open new sites at an impressive rate, with 21 new locations created between July and September 2018.
The numbers show an increasing trend, following 38 sites already opening during the first half of 2018.
Ten of the sites opened outside Europe, with three in the United States, one in Canada and three in Central and South America (Mexico, Brasil, Chile). Added to three new sites in Asia (China, Thailand and Japan), this is the first time growth beyond the European Union has been matched in this way.
Old versions of GWO standards are available for three months, but our survey discovered 30% of training providers could be waiting up to 12 weeks to implement the new version.
Basic Safety Training (BST) version 11 and Basic Technical Training (BTT) version 4 will no longer be valid from 1st July. Use of unpublished versions by GWO training providers may be considered a non-compliance.
As Taiwan prepares to develop 5.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025, a delegation from the country's leading science and technology university visited GWO on a fact finding mission.
When a new member company joins GWO, an onboarding process begins to help align safety practices with established, global standards. We report on The Nordex Group’s plans which include merit for up to 500 working at height certifications.
GWO has begun its first project to translate its standards and criteria into another language.