"Think about it, you’re an engineering contractor in the wind industry and you have 10 customers. Up to now, you’ve had to train your people in 10 different ways. GWO could put an end to that.”
The GWO framework aligns generic safety and technical training standards, common to all wind energy companies.
GWO members and independent service providers working within the GWO framework agree with the statement that GWO has improved the alignment and quality of basic safety training standards.
Two thirds of GWO members have standardized over 30% of their entry level training programmes.
As large employers responsible for tens of thousands of wind energy technicians' training, these companies have adopted training standards like the BST and BTT amounting to over two weeks’ instruction at entry-level and have standardized a considerable portion of their training.
Having adopted the GWO framework, reduced duplication of training has improved productivity by allowing technicians to be available for work, in some cases by as much as 5-6 additional work days every year.
The GWO global training provider network is providing cost and efficiency gains to owner operators, manufacturers, contractors. As the network grows, employers benefit from increased competition.
GWO standards are established as contractual pre-requisite in the wind energy supply chain, helping align the safety training activities of all contractors.