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.
GWO is today (6 December 2022), updating its advice with reference to an item in the equipment lists contained in some standard annexes. This specifically relates to GWO standards with the following codes: ART, ART-R, BST, BSTR, BSTR-P, Lift and WLA
Over 100 community colleges teach wind turbine technician programs in North America. One GWO training provider, Safety Technology (STL) USA is moving quickly to offer a new pathway into work for college students.
EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) is the latest addition to the growing list of GWO training providers in the US market.
The next generation of wind turbine technicians were placed front and centre at GWO’s Safety & Training Forum, as training providers and employers debated the best approach to onboard thousands of new people.
Standard increases safety around supervised, infrequent WTG visitors.
Specialized safety training highlighted as a significant gap for offshore wind construction and O&M; More GWO Sea Survival training will be needed to safely deliver on the 30GW 2030 target; Companies will need to guide new technicians and rapidly deploy full-scope training for them to keep up with the hastening pace of construction activity.