April 1, 2019

GWO standards and criteria updated today

Existing versions of training standards will continue to be available for a period of three months. Previous criteria versions will be valid until 1 October 2019.

The BST and BTT standards have been updated with new versions published today. Criteria for Training Providers and Certification Bodies have also been updated.

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View GWO Criteria for Training Providers

View GWO Criteria for Certification Bodies

Training providers and certification bodies are encouraged to review the new versions. Please read the change log at the beginning of each document. Highlights include:

  • Version 12 of the Basic Safety Training Standard includes updates to the Fire Awareness and First Aid Modules, both of which include a more global outlook with reference to regional standards such as those mandated by the American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. In addition there is a greater focus on wind turbine-specific training and the removal of CPR for children
  • Version 5 of the Basic Technical Training Standard includes updates to taxonomy throughout the document, and an update to allow passing of the individual modules. There is no change to the duration of the standard although some duplication has been removed from the electrical module's practical elements
  • Version 8 of the Criteria for Training Providers includes amongst other elements a requirement to ensure instructors implement updates from GWO
  • Version 6 of the Criteria for Certification Bodies includes a requirement for CB's to document conformity with the criteria before performing an audit. This becomes a hard requirement having been part of the previous version 5 launched in October 2018
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BST/BTT Review Webinar - 23rd April 1400

Blade Repair webinar - 17th April 1400