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Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the GWO Audit & Compliance committee has issued advisory notes communicating agreed advice, guidance and exemptions from our regular governance (requirements and standards).
Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a two-year partnership agreement to highlight the importance of safety, training and job creation to power wind energy development and the global energy transition. The wind energy industry is a major opportunity for countries to create high-skilled, local jobs to boost economic growth and reach their Paris Agreement goals.
The taxonomy establishes a transparent and coherent framework to describe safety training characteristics, allowing for a better understanding of “what good training looks like”.
The modules are reviewed in response to feedback from GWO members and 2020 workplace data from G+ which places manual handling incidents in the top three most reported injury processes.
The new standard focuses on risk management when working with or close to hazardous energies in the wind industry.
The GWO Lift standard brings a coherent safety training framework for wind technicians working on installing, commissioning, and maintaining lifts in WTG towers.
- First female leader elected in GWO’s 10th Anniversary Year - New Executive Committee confirmed with cross industry representation
Following completion of its Annual General Meeting, the GWO General Assembly has elected and confirmed the nominations of its new Executive Committee.
October 4th promises to be a great evening recognising the best that the GWO network has to offer in wind safety and training, save the date!
Following an incident at a training provider (in which a course participant jumped from a height of four meters and injured his back during the fall ending in hospitalisation), the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee has issued a new mandate
From snowmobiles to Telecommunications, the latest group of newly certified training providers show us how anyone can join the GWO network.
Enel Green Power (Enel) has today joined Global Wind Organisation, accelerating the industry’s global effort to strive towards an injury free working environment.
Download GWO's latest report on partnership models to help get your training center certified
8,000 GWO certificates for approximately 2,000 technicians uploaded to the WINDA database
Global Wind Organisation welcomed award winners from across the world to Copenhagen on November 24th for its inaugural GWO Safety and Training Awards.
World's largest turbine manufacturer re-commits to global standard. Calls on schools to become certified and meet global demand for 500,000 workers by 2025
Global Wind Organisation’s Audit & Compliance Committee has completed an investigation into a chain of non compliance by an auditor, a certification body, and a training provider. Action was taken against all three.
Both the First Aid and Manual Handling working groups have been fully resourced
This November GWO is taking a moment to reflect on the lessons learnt from the past two years of progress that the wind industry has achieved despite the pandemic. Join us at Electric City in Copenhagen on Tuesday 23rd November to reflect on employers’ and training providers’ experiences in this still evolving story.
Training providers, certification bodies and employers are encouraged to join us on November 24th 2021 at Electric City, Copenhagen for our Stakeholder Forum. The event will play a key part in the programme of the Safety, Skills and Training Zone and will be a great opportunity to learn, network and engage with GWO face to face
RelyOn Nutec and Clyde Training Solutions unveiled as 2021 demonstration partners
GWO training providers can prepare early by delivering pilot testing and giving feedback to developers
On October 1, 2021 GWO’s Requirements for Training Providers and Certification Bodies will be updated to versions 11 and 9 respectively. Both documents are revised to include changes resulting from GWO’s September 2021 update of its WINDA platform.
On October 1, 2021 GWO’s Requirements for Training Providers and Certification Bodies will be updated to version 11 and 9 respectively. Both documents are revised to include changes resulting from the recent update of WINDA.
More than 80 entries were received and judges have created a shortlist of the top 5 finalists in eight categories
WINDA 3.2 puts users in control drives savings for training providers
Over 25,000 workers will need industry-recognized safety training to meet 9.1GW installations to 2025
Senior hire will assist with adoption of global standards in fast growing market
The Global Wind Organisation Audit & Compliance Committee has approved the withdrawal of VINDA LT from the approved list of GWO Training Providers
WINDA 3.2 puts users in control drives savings for training providers
Training providers are encouraged to update their procedures and lesson plans, following a safety critical change to the ART and ART (Refresher) Standards
The Global Wind Organisation Audit & Compliance Committee has commenced an investigation following receipt of significant evidence of a major noncompliance at a training provider.
Across the world, GWO is celebrating Global Wind Day and the vital role safer working environments play in developing sustainable wind energy and in reshaping all our energy systems.
Apply now to become a Demonstration Partner or Zone Partner in the Safety, Skills & Training Zone
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Institute commits to GWO Standards
New analysis from GWEC, GWO and RCG finds that 480,000 workers need to be trained to GWO standard to deliver onshore and offshore wind market forecasts safely from 2021-2025.
The NJ Wind Turbine Tech Training Challenge is a competitive grant program that will award a grant of up to $1 million to a New Jersey community college that collaborates with union trade organizations and industry partners to establish an offshore wind turbine technician training program.
But only 46% of wind technicians hired in Canada are graduates from wind tech training programs
The creation of jobs highlights the need for standardized training
GE Renewable Energy HSE leader takes position on GWO Executive Committee
Cubico Sustainable Investments commits to GWO Standards as the first ever asset management business to join GWO
Global Wind Organisation is launching the first course module of its new Wind Turbine Lift Basic User Training Standard, driving increased standardisation across the industry.
The GWO Slinger Signaller/Rigger Signal Person Training Standard was released for the first time in 2019 and in April 2021 the first review of the standard will be published.
The GWO Blade Repair Training Standard will launch an updated version 2.0 on April 6, following comprehensive review by a working group of subject matter experts.
On April 6, 2021, an update of the GWO Basic Safety Training Standard’s Sea Survival course module will be published.
The GWO Basic Technical Training Standard has completed its latest review and version 6.0 will be launched on April 6, 2021.
GWO releases improved requirements for Training Providers and Certification Bodies on April 6, 2021. In addition, GWO is improving quality control with a requirement for all audit reports to be completed and sent using a GWO template from May 1, 2021
Global Wind Organisation has strengthened its team with the appointment of three new colleagues in key areas of training, business support and communication.
Number of workers trained and courses completed increase by double digit percentages year-over-year
• Wind industry on track to establish global standards for safety training • 75,000+ workers in EMEA, 13,000+ in Americas and 10,000+ in Asia Pacific now part of GWO trained workforce
Collaboration is key to success
Take a moment and remember your best ever learning experience. Why was it so rewarding? What did the teacher or instructor do to make it memorable?
Companies need qualified technicians now.
Four control measures deliver safety in training
Neil has helped drive forward the digitalisation agenda at GWO
The North American wind industry is growing. Here, we take a closer look at some of the initiatives that are powering the growth.
GWO aligns its fees with the Human Development Index published every year by United Nations
GWO Training centres are open for business, keeping our workforce safe and your electricity grid powered up
Despite COVID 19, GWO Training is available worldwide, safely in person and digitally via online refresher courses
GWO is beginning a information campaign to support workers looking to transition from sunset industries like oil and gas into wind power
GWO is looking for certified training providers to support its review of standards from October 2020-March 2021
GWO has improved the look and feel of its training standards to make them more readable. Lesson elements remain unchanged and existing versions are still valid.
2020 Half Year Report reveals challenging six months for training providers
Certification bodies are essential in the governance system of GWO Standards. Without them, training providers cannot deliver GWO training and worker safety is potentially at risk.
Third party certification bodies are an essential element in the GWO governance framework.
Expert Series Webinar panel says quality can be maintained with correct implementation in a virtual setting
Personalising learning process could be key benefit of digital training say wind energy employers
Webinar participants showed us they have a clear idea on what ’quality of learning is all about’
Item 7.5.4 of the Requirements for Certification Bodies will become mandatory from 1st October 2020
In her eighteen months as vice chair of Global Wind Organisation, Karin has played a decisive role in shaping our Global Strategy: Safety without Borders 2020-2022
• Leading owner operator commits to GWO Standards • GWO标准被业界领先的业主所认可 • CGNWP also opens new GWO Training Centre • 中广核风电同时新成立了GWO培训中心
Brand new competition will be open for entries later in the year
GWO today announces leaders for its North America committee
Learning objectives in GWO standards are focused in the domains of "knowledge" and "skill". How often you refresh your training to maintain that knowledge and skill depends on a huge variety of factors.
Windpower’s critical workforce can benefit from blended learning solutions, which combine online solutions with courses taken in person say experts
Training centres prepared for backlog but expect 59% of typical course volumes in May, rising to 91% by July - Careful preparation and adaptations in place as lock-down re-opening begins - Digital options limit participants’ and instructors’ exposure to virus
This advice has now been updated. Please return to the main Corona Virus page for the latest information
Global Wind Organisation has re-opened its office in Copenhagen following relaxation of Covid-19 lock down
EWA quickly adapted its operations and training to mitigate infection risk from Covid-19 early in the process
The changes relate to the instructor/participant ratio required for actual audits and the auditing of digital delivery
We have acted quickly to make some important changes, which are now detailed in the first update of BSTR-P.
In the first edition of GWO's Training in the Pandemic Expert Series Webinars, guest panelists provided a guided tour of their facility and steps taken to minimise contamination between employees and participants.
Why and how the BSTR-P can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic
Versions 7 and 9 of the Requirements for Certification Bodies and Training Providers (Formerly known as 'Criteria for Training Providers/Certification Bodies') published today.
Our latest update includes guidance on the BSTR-P training standard, auditing of said standard and requirements for digital learning
This advice has been updated. Please return to the main Corona Virus page for the latest.
Addressing skills fade is the number one priority for GWO members during Covid-19 Pandemic
The requirements confirm that digital learning may be used to deliver GWO certified training
GWO thanks its working group members for their support
This guidance has been updated. Please return to the main page for the latest Corona Advisory Note