As part of GWO's ongoing commitment to good governance of its worldwide training network, a trio of Auditor Qualification Training (AQT) courses will take place in the United States, Denmark and China.
Newly certified GWO training sites grew by 31% in 2018 and from April 2019, certification bodies must document one of three ways their auditors are qualified to certify a GWO training site or course.
To support certification bodies, maintain quality and meet this growing market need, GWO is conducting three Auditor Qualification Training Courses during February and March 2019.
Beginning in San Diego on 26th February, a group of delegates from certification bodies in North America will be guided according to a new AQT Standard. The course will cover in particular the issue of training quality assessment, helping auditors recognise good or bad training when witnessed.
The second AQT course takes place in Europe at GWO Headquarters in Copenhagen. The AQT will then be delivered at Gamesa Wind in Tianjin, China.
Version 5 of the GWO Criteria for Certification Bodies introduced the following requirements:
These requirements will be mandated from 1st April 2019
On 2nd April, GWO's training standards and audit & compliance specialists will be available to take questions and help with any problems.
From 1 April 2019, certification bodies must document how they meet the requirements of the GWO criteria for certification bodies. Certificates issued by those who have not provided documentation to GWO will not be accepted.
The Blade Repair working group completed this final draft five weeks ahead of schedule.
The world’s largest turbine manufacturers and owners have collaborated to bring to market their most ambitious training standard yet. The GWO Blade Repair standard is designed to achieve learning objectives in the safety and craftsmanship skills that are essential to this challenging, technical role.
Technicians will develop an understanding and awareness of the associated health and safety issues when working on the installation phase of a project