ILO World Safety Day 2019 is an opportunity to explain how globally recognised safety training standards raise the bar for everyone.
In seven short years, over 300 GWO certified training providers have opened their doors in 40 different countries around the world.
Using global standards as their benchmark, these companies have taught hundreds of thousands of people in one of the world's most dangerous professions, how to stay safe at work.
Today, GWO Standards are established as the benchmark for safety in wind energy.
Now, as we approach Annual World Safety Day on 28th April 2019, GWO is looking for ways to help tell the safety story for wind energy and ensure that everyone working in the industry is given the same opportunity to receive a basic, minimum standard of training, wherever they are.
We are looking for:
Things to consider:
Old versions of GWO standards are available for three months, but our survey discovered 30% of training providers could be waiting up to 12 weeks to implement the new version.
Basic Safety Training (BST) version 11 and Basic Technical Training (BTT) version 4 will no longer be valid from 1st July. Use of unpublished versions by GWO training providers may be considered a non-compliance.
As Taiwan prepares to develop 5.5 GW of offshore wind by 2025, a delegation from the country's leading science and technology university visited GWO on a fact finding mission.
When a new member company joins GWO, an onboarding process begins to help align safety practices with established, global standards. We report on The Nordex Group’s plans which include merit for up to 500 working at height certifications.
GWO has begun its first project to translate its standards and criteria into another language.