Feedback wanted: Draft of new requirements available for download and review
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 The current versions will remain valid for a period of six months before being withdrawn on 1st October 2020.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:
The Safety & Training Forum 2023 was GWO’s first event in the United States.151 Training Providers, Certification Bodies, Auditors, vendors, and Industry associations gathered to discuss safety training in the industry. The Forum aimed to increase engagement with North America’s Network and bring the different stakeholders to the table in a conversation about the roles standards play in the workforce challenge.
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.