The increasing scale of wind turbine blades is likely to drive demand for safety and technical skills. GWO's Blade Repair Standard is being developed to support members' training needs now and in the future.
The GWO Blade Repair Working Group will shortly be ready to create its first draft of the standard.
Strategic learning objectives have been agreed and will most likely form the basis of main topics including; General Safety, Composite and Construction, Materials, Tools and Equipment, Documentation and Craftsmanship. Practical exercises and evaluations will be added to the draft to complete the lesson structure.
“The main topics have now been allocated to the working group members, with individuals assigned to individual learning objectives in a collaborative framework,” says Jakob Bjørn Nielsen, Senior Training Advisor at GWO.
“We’re looking forward to the next phase of work after we complete the learning objectives and planning. The intention is to be ready for pilot training in the first quarter of 2019 and at present we are on track thanks to the efforts of our members and the subject matter experts they have allocated to creating this training standard.
New member Ocean Winds will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry. Ocean Winds’ 15 offshore wind projects in 7 countries and across three continents are expected to push up demand for standardised training.
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Global Wind Organisation is delighted to announce that Energy Ireland, as the promoting organisation for Green Tech Skillnet, will be adopting the new GWO Entry Level Framework for their award-winning Skills Connect Wind Turbine Technician Programme.
One of the defining characteristics of northeastern Brazil’s status as a prime location for wind farms is also causing problems in recruiting local talent. Now, thanks to a new programme called ‘Keep it Local’ 25 residents of Caiçara do Rio do Vento are being trained in GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and are on the pathway to begin new careers in wind.
On November 1st Global Wind Organisation (GWO) releases the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.