The Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard was released in July 2016 and has been well received by the industry.
The Basic Maintenance Training (BMT) Standard was released in July 2016 and has been well received by the industry. A work group under the GWO Training Committee has reviewed the standard and looked at ways to optimize it further. The work group began this work in January 2017 and the review has resulted in a larger update by the GWO Training Committee which included conducting a full pilot course.
There are several changes to the standard and some of the key points are:
Over 100 community colleges teach wind turbine technician programs in North America. One GWO training provider, Safety Technology (STL) USA is moving quickly to offer a new pathway into work for college students.
EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) is the latest addition to the growing list of GWO training providers in the US market.
The next generation of wind turbine technicians were placed front and centre at GWO’s Safety & Training Forum, as training providers and employers debated the best approach to onboard thousands of new people.
Standard increases safety around supervised, infrequent WTG visitors.
Specialized safety training highlighted as a significant gap for offshore wind construction and O&M; More GWO Sea Survival training will be needed to safely deliver on the 30GW 2030 target; Companies will need to guide new technicians and rapidly deploy full-scope training for them to keep up with the hastening pace of construction activity.
Among the provisions for version 11 are: a definition of non-conformity, further provision related to GWO’s Auditor Qualification Training, clarification on the qualification process for GWO auditors, criteria for defining multi-site training providers as well as specific requirements for their certification such as the production of an internal audit plan.