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.
The Safety & Training Forum 2023 was GWO’s first event in the United States.151 Training Providers, Certification Bodies, Auditors, vendors, and Industry associations gathered to discuss safety training in the industry. The Forum aimed to increase engagement with North America’s Network and bring the different stakeholders to the table in a conversation about the roles standards play in the workforce challenge.
New member Skyborn will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry.
The latest GWO North American Market Briefing forecasts high growth of the wind industry and the associated need for more standardised training.
The MOU, signed at the Global Offshore Wind Summit, emphasizes GWO's role in developing entry-level skills. This collaboration aims to reshape workforce development, addressing Japan's labor challenges and carbon neutrality goals. A pivotal move for the growth of Japan's wind industry, especially in offshore projects.
Workforce safety and training were the subject of GWO's Wind Workforce Masterclass in Busan, South Korea, where over 100 delegates witnessed strong support for international standards.