October 4th promises to be a great evening recognising the best that the GWO network has to offer in wind safety and training, save the date!
Today, GWO officially announces the second edition of the Safety and Training Awards programme following the success of the inaugural event last year.
The updated award categories and criteria will be announced later this year following a review process, considering successes and learnings from the first edition. The awards will spotlight excellence from instructors and teams from GWO certified training providers from around the globe. Submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel of esteemed experts from the field of wind industry safety and training.
Ralph Savage, Director, Global Development & Stakeholder Relations at GWO says:
“The great thing about the GWO Safety & Training Awards is that we get a chance to celebrate the individuals and teams from around the world that do such great work – the ones who go above and beyond. We also get the chance to meet these teams face-to-face and congratulate them on their role in promoting safety training quality”
Global Wind Organisation is delighted to announce that Energy Ireland, as the promoting organisation for Green Tech Skillnet, will be adopting the new GWO Entry Level Framework for their award-winning Skills Connect Wind Turbine Technician Programme.
One of the defining characteristics of northeastern Brazil’s status as a prime location for wind farms is also causing problems in recruiting local talent. Now, thanks to a new programme called ‘Keep it Local’ 25 residents of Caiçara do Rio do Vento are being trained in GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and are on the pathway to begin new careers in wind.
On November 1st Global Wind Organisation (GWO) releases the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.
GWO training programmes delivered by AIS Survivex to reskill former military personnel for the wind industry has helped army mechanic, Jack Taylor scoop a full-time renewables job with Correll Group.
Dominion Energy, a Fortune 500 utility company based in Richmond, Virginia, has today joined as leading member of Global Wind Organisation.