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:
The certification body you appoint to audit your site must appear on the GWO's approved list
Apply before 2nd September to become a Demonstration Partner or Zone Partner in the Safety, Skills & Training Zone
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 Use of unpublished versions by GWO training providers may be considered a non-compliance.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.