The Sea Survival training centre will form the basis of Goldwind's offshore safety training programme going forward and the company expects to award substantial numbers of GWO certificates when it begins operation.
GWO member Goldwind has unveiled its new training centre at a ceremony in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province.
The Sea Survival training centre will form the basis of the turbine manufacturer’s offshore safety training programme going forward and the company expects to award substantial numbers of GWO certificates when it begins operation.
Global Wind Organisation CEO Jakob Lau Holst opened the site at the ceremony on 10th November.
He explained about the importance of spreading safety standards worldwide: “Our GWO family of training centers has trained about 70,000 technicians to date, or less than 10% of the global workforce. While 70,000 technicians is a lot of people, for the remaining 90%, we just don’t know. That is not satisfactory from the health and safety point of view.
“When Goldwind and other members of GWO agree to standardize, it provides us with a way of knowing.
“We want the public to know us as an industry that takes care. Our members are demonstrating this fact by training their staff to work to a global safety standard that everyone can rely on.”
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