GWO is looking for certified training providers to support its review of standards from October 2020-March 2021
GWO is making its annual call for Training Providers to join its working groups, as we embark on the next round of reviews and updates to the training standards portfolio. This vital work ensures the standards are relevant to the safety of our workforce and it is hugely important the community of training providers is included alongside the GWO membership in this process.
Several training standards are being reviewed during the next development cycle between October 1 2020 and March 31 2021
GWO is commencing the review of several modules:
Being part of the review working groups gives training providers the chance to influence the direction of the training standards and opens access to updates and changes as they are created.
The workload for each review working group will be approximately 2-3 workshops and 5-10 online meetings dependent on the training standard.
For BTT (all modules + installation) and Blade repair Christian Munck Jørgensen: email Christian
For BST Sea Survival and Slinger Signaller/Rigger Signal Person: Thomas Grønlund: email Thomas
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.