Feedback wanted: Draft of new requirements available for download and review
GWO has opened a public consultation before its next major update to the Requirements for Training Providers and Requirements for Certification Bodies.
The new versions have been published in draft and can be downloaded below.
We want as much feedback from stakeholders as possible about the updated requirements. These documents will govern the certification bodies auditing GWO training providers, and the rules that must be followed to deliver GWO training in a compliant way.
If you have comments about the update, please take a moment to complete this short questionnaire. The deadline for responses is 1700 CEST on 6th March 2020.
The updated versions will be published on 1st April 2020. The current versions will remain valid for a period of six months before being withdrawn on 1st October 2020.
A number of key changes have been developed for the new versions. These are highlighted below:
New member Ocean Winds will bring its international expertise to GWO, as they work together to strive for an injury free work environment in the offshore wind industry. Ocean Winds’ 15 offshore wind projects in 7 countries and across three continents are expected to push up demand for standardised training.
🔹2022 Annual Report shows 21% increase in GWO Active Workforce 🔹104 new training providers certified as network expands 🔹153 existing training providers broaden their GWO standards portfolio certification
• Global specialist offshore wind business Corio Generation joins as leading member • Corio's growing global windfarm portfolio will increase demand for standardised training
Global Wind Organisation is delighted to announce that Energy Ireland, as the promoting organisation for Green Tech Skillnet, will be adopting the new GWO Entry Level Framework for their award-winning Skills Connect Wind Turbine Technician Programme.
One of the defining characteristics of northeastern Brazil’s status as a prime location for wind farms is also causing problems in recruiting local talent. Now, thanks to a new programme called ‘Keep it Local’ 25 residents of Caiçara do Rio do Vento are being trained in GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) and are on the pathway to begin new careers in wind.
On November 1st Global Wind Organisation (GWO) releases the Wind Limited Access Standard. This new standard was developed to provide a minimum viable safety training for infrequent visitors to onshore and offshore wind turbine generators (WTG) environments when supervised by at least two GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) qualified persons.