Stakeholders will soon be able to set their calendars according to new release dates at the beginning of Q2 and Q4 every year.
Release dates for updates and revised standards will now take place at the beginning of Q2 and Q4 every year.
To help training providers or certification bodies plan for the implementation of revised standards and criteria, GWO created 'release dates'.
Beginning from October 1, 2018, all new release dates will fall as close to the first working day of Q2 or Q4 as is practical.
The release dates are earmarked only for updates and revisions to existing training standards, training criteria or certification criteria.
New standards and safety critical updates criteria are released immediately upon approval by the GWO Steering Committee.
The biannual release dates apply to:
The biannual release dates DO NOT apply to:
Third party certification bodies are an essential element in the GWO governance framework.
Certification bodies are essential in the governance system of GWO Standards. Without them, training providers cannot deliver GWO training and worker safety is potentially at risk.
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