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.
Global Wind Organisation has announced its work plan and strategic priorities for 2019, following the association’s busiest ever year.
New training standards for blade repair technicians and other workers across the wind energy value chain will be introduced. On April 1 2019, the GWO Blade Repair training standard will be unveiled, in addition to a new installation module of the Basic Technical Training (BTT) Standard.
The Basic Safety Training (BST) standard and existing BTT modules will be updated with new versions issued.
Follow this link for information about how and when new GWO standards and version updates are required to be implemented.
Eloy Jauregui, Chairman of Global Wind Organisation and Health & Safety Representative at Acciona Energia, said: "Our members’commitment to creating a safer and more productive workforce through the standardization of safety and technical training will continue. Meanwhile, we will support the development of new training sites around the world, to ensure a globally recognised standard of training is available for workers, wherever they are."
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation, explains: “Our work plan in 2019 has been agreed by 16 globally leading companies, who are the world’s largest employers in windenergy. There will be a mixture of projects reaching completion – like the BladeRepair standard – and exciting new projects, such as the new Slinger Banksman standard.”
GWO members haveidentified over 60 individual training certificates awarded to workers carryingout slinger banksman activities. At present they must review the validity andquality of these certificates one by one. “The jobs of a slinger signaller and banksman are amongst the most important on a site and while these 60+ certifications probably represent goodquality training, GWO members will seek to create a single, mutually recognized standard wherever possible.”
Analysis shows up to an 80% commonality between GWO members' existing blade repair training programmes in terms of basic safety and skills.
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.
The Enhanced First Aid (EFA) and Advanced Rescue Training (ART) standards have been created by broad-based working groups comprising GWO member companies and training providers.