Workforce and employers benefit as GWO training up 26% in first half of 2019
Thursday 12th September 2019 – Workers employed by or contracting with the world’s leading wind energy companies increasingly follow a single, global training standard.
New figures from Global Wind Organisation (GWO), a non-profit body owned by leading turbine manufacturers and owners reveal a 26% increase in the amount of training courses delivered according to its standards.
GWO aligns the basic training programs of its member companies into a single unified standard. The training is then recognised by the member companies, helping to create a safer and more productive workforce.
Eloy Jauregui, Director of Safety at Acciona Energia and Chairman of Global Wind Organisation, said:
“Our mission is to create an injury-free working environment for our workforce and GWO standards ensure a good minimum level of training, reducing the risk of injury. I am delighted so many people now hold a GWO certificate. Our task remains to make GWO standards available to everyone, particularly in China and the Americas, where demand is very strong.”
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Old versions of GWO standards are available for three months, but our survey discovered 30% of training providers could be waiting up to 12 weeks to implement the new version.