April 21, 2020

New Requirements for GWO Training Providers and Certification Bodies

Versions 7 and 9 of the Requirements for Certification Bodies and Training Providers (Formerly known as 'Criteria for Training Providers/Certification Bodies') published today.

Training providers and certification bodies operating within the GWO framework are presented with a new set of requirements today, incorporating a variety of updates including new options on digital learning, alongside fixed, mobile and on site training.

The documents are renamed as 'Requirements' instead of 'Criteria'. V9 of the GWO Requirements for Training Providers and V7 of the GWO Requirements for Certification Bodies are published following extensive review and can be implemented immediately. Previous versions will remain in force until October 1st 2020.

CLICK HERE: GWO Requirements for Certification Bodies V7
Key Changes:
  • Format aligned with other GWO Documents.​
  • Sections merged to reduce redundancy​
  • Document rearranged to follow chronology of the audit​
  • Man-day estimate table simplified​
  • Auditor Qualification Training made mandatory from 2021​
  • Option to perform a remote audit included​
  • Certificate life cycle reduced to two years to follow sampling requirement for multi-sites.
  • Requirement to provide audit report following initial, surveillance and re-certification audits​
CLICK HERE: GWO Requirements for Training Providers V9
Key Changes:
  • Format aligned with other GWO Documents.​
  • Sections merged to reduce redundancy​
  • Document rearranged to follow chronology of the audit​
  • Generic section from the training standards included in the document​
  • Incident report guidelines and report templates included as annex​
  • Digital learning included as option along with Fixed, Mobile and Onsite training.

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