Learning objectives in GWO standards are focused in the domains of "knowledge" and "skill". How often you refresh your training to maintain that knowledge and skill depends on a huge variety of factors.
Global Wind Organisation has published a new report providing details behind its continued recommendation of a two year refresher period for safety training standards.
Jakob Bjørn Nielsen, Head of Standards Development at Global Wind Organisation, authored the report.
"As a non-profit body representing the world's largest wind energy employers, GWO's continuing focus is to ensure the work environment stays as injury free as possible for all wind power technicians.
"A main consideration in this regard is the skills fade wind power technicians are subjected to in the normal course of their work.
"GWO, its member companies individually and training providers are actively scoping, developing and deploying initiatives to mitigate potential skill fade, especially as the Covid19 crisis forced many training centres to close during March-May 2020."
In this report, we share the GWO view on refresher training to ensure that the individual technician retains their skills by being retrained in a timely manner.
October 4th will be a special day as our community of safety and training in wind energy gathers in person for an all-new event in Copenhagen.
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a two-year partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. The wind energy industry is a major opportunity for countries to create high-skilled, local jobs to boost economic growth and reach their Paris Agreement goals.
The taxonomy establishes a transparent and coherent framework to describe safety training characteristics, allowing for a better understanding of “what good training looks like”.
The modules are reviewed in response to feedback from GWO members and 2020 workplace data from G+ which places manual handling incidents in the top three most reported injury processes.