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.
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.