The number of GWO-trained technicians continued to rise during the first quarter of 2019, boosted by increases in technical and advanced skills courses.
Analysis of data from certificates uploaded into the GWO Wind industry Database (WINDA), shows that more than 3000 more people hold a valid GWO record since the turn of the year, with the total number of people reaching 77683 by 31st March 2019 (+4.2%)
Notable trends include a rapid rise in delegates completing the Basic Technical Training Standard Modules. More than 2000 BTT modules(electrical, hydraulic, mechanical) were completed in Q1 2019, against a figure of just under 1200 in the previous Q4 2018.
New standards including Advanced Rescue and Enhanced First Aid which were launching in Q4 2018 were also completed in significant numbers;1781 modules were completed in the first quarter.
For Basic Safety Training, a total of 54496 modules were completed in Q1 2019 (main course & refresher). This represents a rise of 22% against the same quarter in 2018, when 42397 modules were completed.
The top 10 GWO training providers during Q1 2019 saw some changes at the top. More details and discussion of these numbers will be featured in our webinar on 6 June 2019. To find out more and to register,please visit our events page.
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.
🔹2022 Annual Report shows 21% increase in GWO Active Workforce 🔹104 new training providers certified as network expands 🔹153 existing training providers broaden their GWO standards portfolio certification
• Global specialist offshore wind business Corio Generation joins as leading member • Corio's growing global windfarm portfolio will increase demand for standardised training
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.