The GWO Slinger Signaller/Rigger Signal Person Training Standard was released for the first time in 2019 and in April 2021 the first review of the standard will be published.
The most evident changes to the Training Standard are the following:
Other smaller changes are described in the change log in the document.
GWO strives to achieve the highest quality for its training standards and reviews its portfolio frequently to maintain its effectiveness as a risk mitigation. Whenever the Training Committee and GWO stakeholders express the need to update or improve one of the training standards, a working group is created and led by a Training Project Manager to analyse and adjust the standard as a reflection of dynamic working conditions in the wind industry.
Training Project Manager Thomas Grønlund explains the importance of reviewing the Training Standard s so often:
GWO works primarily with its member companies and stakeholders from the network of the GWO Training Providers to develop Training Standards. In this way, we assure that the needs and point of view of both employers and the training teams are covered to create a training standard as accurately as possible. However, the wind energy industry is changing and improving at a very fast pace, and often the development in the industry translates to new scenarios for the risks and safety of wind employees. For this reason, GWO needs to review standards on a regular basis.
Training Project Manager Thomas Grønlund worked together with the members of the working group to improve the training standard and implement the changes.
Global Wind Organisation would like to thank our members and subject matter experts for providing considerable time and resources in delivering this complex project on time for the benefit of our industry.
Training providers and certification bodies are encouraged to review the new versions. Please read the changelog at the beginning of each document.
The GWO Secretariat will shortly host a webinar to provide guidance and take questions from stakeholders. Please follow the links below to sign up.
Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a two-year partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. The wind energy industry is a major opportunity for countries to create high-skilled, local jobs to boost economic growth and reach their Paris Agreement goals.
The taxonomy establishes a transparent and coherent framework to describe safety training characteristics, allowing for a better understanding of “what good training looks like”.
The modules are reviewed in response to feedback from GWO members and 2020 workplace data from G+ which places manual handling incidents in the top three most reported injury processes.
The new standard focuses on risk management when working with or close to hazardous energies in the wind industry.