GWO has improved the look and feel of its training standards to make them more readable. Lesson elements remain unchanged and existing versions are still valid.
The GWO Training Standards Portfolio has received a new design upgrade, improving readability to help training providers and certification bodies find the information they need.
While no lesson elements have been altered, the documents themselves are slightly shorter. We have removed references to information already contained in the Requirements for Training Providers and Certification Bodies to avoid repetition.
The re-designed standards have been labelled with the current version number, and the addition of '.1' - therefore the Basic Safety Training Standard version 13.1 is now published. There is no difference between the lessons and learning objectives contained in this version compared with version 13, so your previous copy remains valid.
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.