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GWO Annual Report 2019 - Safety Without Borders

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In 2019, GWO training providers trained 197,281 (+28%) courses covering nine training standards and 24 individual modules. The GWO trained workforce rose almost 20% year on year to 89,183 by 31.12.2019.

Highlights from the 2019 Annual Report include:

  • Worldwide adoption accelerates: In 2017, 14,292 modules (12%) were completed outside Europe. By 2019, this had risen to 39,601 (21%)
  • More standards: Training providers are shifting from an exclusive portfolio of 4-5 Basic Safety Training (BST) modules. In 2018, BST represented 97% of all GWO training. 2019 new training standards accounted for 11%
  • Organic growth: Basic Safety Training grew consistently in 2018-2019. (+19.9% 2018 - 17.2% 2019). Total BST modules rose to 176,764.