Third party certification bodies are an essential element in the GWO governance framework.
GWO training providers can choose from a wide range of certification bodies to audit their training centers, fixed facilities, mobile training and digital delivery solutions. But which ones certified the most sites?
The graphic above shows every certification body and the number of certificates they have issued, by region to the end of 2019.
There are some market leaders in the form of Bureau Veritas, Lloyd's Register, SGS and DNV GL, plus a number of other regional players. You can access the certificate of every training provider by reviewing their certification status on the GWO Map of Training Providers here.
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.
GWO training programmes delivered by AIS Survivex to reskill former military personnel for the wind industry has helped army mechanic, Jack Taylor scoop a full-time renewables job with Correll Group.
Dominion Energy, a Fortune 500 utility company based in Richmond, Virginia, has today joined as leading member of Global Wind Organisation.