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.
The core purpose of the IQ Standard is to introduce a structured, pedagogical guideline for instructors leading GWO training
New member Skyborn will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry.
The latest GWO North American Market Briefing forecasts high growth of the wind industry and the associated need for more standardised training.
The MOU, signed at the Global Offshore Wind Summit, emphasizes GWO's role in developing entry-level skills. This collaboration aims to reshape workforce development, addressing Japan's labor challenges and carbon neutrality goals. A pivotal move for the growth of Japan's wind industry, especially in offshore projects.
Workforce safety and training were the subject of GWO's Wind Workforce Masterclass in Busan, South Korea, where over 100 delegates witnessed strong support for international standards.