GE Renewables veteran brings years of HSE experience to GWO secretariat
The GWO Secretariat Team are proud to announce the appointment of Jose Jimenez as Governance & Risk Manager. Jose joins from GE Renewables where he has worked since 2003 in a variety of HSE leadership roles.
His role will be to help manage GWO's risk and in particular improve governance and oversight of the GWO training provider network.
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation, said: "Jose has a long history with GWO having already participated via his previous role with GE. We are very pleased to have him on board and look forward to working together to help drive our programme of continuous improvement."
Over 100 community colleges teach wind turbine technician programs in North America. One GWO training provider, Safety Technology (STL) USA is moving quickly to offer a new pathway into work for college students.
EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) is the latest addition to the growing list of GWO training providers in the US market.
The next generation of wind turbine technicians were placed front and centre at GWO’s Safety & Training Forum, as training providers and employers debated the best approach to onboard thousands of new people.
Standard increases safety around supervised, infrequent WTG visitors.
Specialized safety training highlighted as a significant gap for offshore wind construction and O&M; More GWO Sea Survival training will be needed to safely deliver on the 30GW 2030 target; Companies will need to guide new technicians and rapidly deploy full-scope training for them to keep up with the hastening pace of construction activity.
Among the provisions for version 11 are: a definition of non-conformity, further provision related to GWO’s Auditor Qualification Training, clarification on the qualification process for GWO auditors, criteria for defining multi-site training providers as well as specific requirements for their certification such as the production of an internal audit plan.