GWO reports on global training activity and future strategy
On 26th February 2020, we will release our Annual Report 2019 - Safety Without Borders.
Our yearly review of workforce, safety and training trends in wind energy, the GWO Annual Report 2019 will provide even more detail than before on the key developments you’re interested in. Plus, we’ll step beyond previous editions, by bringing news of GWO’s future strategy up to 2022.
Some key highlights in the report include:
In 2017, 14,292 modules (12%) were completed outside Europe. By 2019, this had risen to 39,601 – almost a quarter of the global total (21%)
Training providers are shifting from an exclusive portfolio of 4-5 Basic Safety Training (BST) modules. In 2018, BST represented 97% of all GWO training. in 2019 this fell to 89% and new training standards accounted for 11% of the total.
BST grew consistently in 2018-2019. An increase of 19.9% in 2018 was followed by +17.2% in 2019, as total BST certifications rose to 176,764.
We will reveal an exclusive look at the new long term strategy of Global Wind Organisation. This ambitious plan will see our members and secretariat pursuing a renewed mission to create an injury free working environment in wind.
For further insights about the Annual Report 2019 and GWO strategy 2020-2022, why not join us for our webinar on March 24? Registration is free and recordings will be available following the event if you can’t make it.
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.