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.”
The GWO 2019 work plan includes several new and enhanced training standards. All are the result of close collaboration between 16 globally leading wind energy companies who are the industry's largest employers.
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Global Wind Organisation is looking for a new team member to join our Secretariat in Copenhagen as Training Project Manager. If you are ready to take the next step and contribute your experience of project management in training development, apply before 14th December 2018.
From April 2019, certification bodies must document one of three ways their auditors are qualified to certify a GWO training site or course.
GWO training providers opened 21 new locations between July and September 2018.