Training providers, employers and delegates can now choose between the combined course, or individual modules
Basic Safety Training Version 13 has launched today and now includes an option for delegates to complete a combined Working at Heights and Manual Handling Module.
The existing standalone modules can still be completed separately and their overall duration (two days W@H + half day MH) remains the same.
The new combined module has a two day duration and has been developed in cooperation with members and the support of training providers throughout 2019. Key changes include the removal of one rescue exercise (unconscious casualty inside of ladder) and the introduction of detailed pre-use equipment inspections plus a requirement to cover more than one product during the training.
Alex Booker, Training Development Manager at Global Wind Organisation led the working group. He explained: “This has been an extremely valuable exercise and has allowed us to refine these modules so the core learning objectives are delivered in 2 days, rather than 2 ½. We were particularly happy to have had the opportunity to manage this working group with the support of our North American stakeholders including two pilot training tests where combined WaH and MH was successfully completed in July and August.”
While employers and delegates can now choose between taking the combined course, or individual modules, records for both W@H and MH will still need to be uploaded into WINDA.
We will be shutting down WINDA for a complete reboot on Friday December 13 at 14:00. WINDA will be in read only mode through Sunday but may have stability issues due to the migration and may provide unexpected error notifications.
GWO has migrated WINDA from a Django/Python solution hosted on Amazon Web Services to a solution based on Microsoft Azure.
GWO members say the value created by WINDA for safety and workforce productivity far outweigh the costs of the system
The GWO Criteria for Training Providers and Certification Bodies provide the framework and governance system around which more than 350 training providers can operate.
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition.