Both the First Aid and Manual Handling working groups have been fully resourced
Following significant interest, GWO's call for training providers to join working groups is now closed.
Two modules of the GWO Basic Safety Training Standard are being reviewed during the development cycle from December 2021-March 2022:
The workload for each review working group is typically 2-3 workshops and 5-10 online meetings dependent on the training standard.
It is required that GWO certified Training Providers that join working groups are able to organize pilot trainings and to provide the necessary course participants and instructors needed during the pilot sessions.
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.