GWO has developed a merit process that enables companies to assess existing qualifications and training among staff and merit those that fulfill the criteria to an equivalent GWO training record in WINDA.
The merit process is intended for use by new GWO members and other companies who wish to migrate to future use of GWO Safety Training Standards and to the GWO database WINDA for verification, and wish to establish recognition for previous non-certified safety training of their personnel.
The merit process will enable companies to recognize the safety competences compliant to the GWO Safety Training Standards for a population of technicians that need a merit record of training to perform their duties, and where these technicians have their competences from other wind industry relevant training than GWO Standard Training.
The merit process includes a formal application, gap analysis and documentation as described in the Criteria for Merit Assessor and a subsequent video audit.
October 4th will be a special day as our community of safety and training in wind energy gathers in person for an all-new event in Copenhagen.
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.