Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO executive committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
GWO confirms today that in accordance with its previous advisory note 10 (18th June 2021) we will revert to our normal governance on 1 October 2021.
As all the remaining COVID-related exemptions to our normal governance will be removed, some of the measures initially adopted as exemptions have become part of normal governance, including a new standardized digital partial version of basic safety training (BSTR-P) and options for performing surveillance audits remotely.
Should local situations change for the worse, and merit that we locally re-instate measures and exemptions, these may be considered by the GWO Audit and Compliance Committee upon written proposal from GWO members, GWO certified training providers or GWO approved auditors.
On October 1, 2021 GWO’s Requirements for Training Providers and Certification Bodies will be updated to version 11 and 9 respectively. Both documents are revised to include changes resulting from the recent update of WINDA.
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