Workers employed by or contracting with the world’s leading wind energy companies increasingly follow a single, global training standard.
New figures from Global Wind Organisation (GWO), a non-profit body owned by leading turbine manufacturers and owners, reveal a 26% increase in the amount of training courses delivered using to its standards.
GWO aligns the basic training programs of its member companies into a single unified standard. The training is then recognized by the member companies, helping to create a safer and more productive workforce.
“Our mission is to create an injury-free working environment for our workforce and GWO standards ensure a good minimum level of training, reducing the risk of injury,” said Eloy Jauregui, Director of Safety at Acciona Energia and Chairman of Global Wind Organisation. “I am delighted so many people now hold a GWO certificate. Our task remains to make GWO standards available to everyone, particularly in China and the Americas, where demand is very strong.”
“Clearly, the demand for renewable energy is accelerating throughout North America,” said Brian Walencik, chairman of the GWO North America committee and EHS Leader for GE Wind Onshore. “The training standards provide a path to optimize the supply chain for talent in the wind industry.”
The GWO First Half 2019 Report can be downloaded here. Highlights include:
Number of completed GWO training modules – worldwide
|Total||% vs corresponding half-year|
Number people with a valid GWO record – worldwide
|Total||% vs CH-Y|
GWO training by region
|Region||% vs CH-Y||Region||% vs CH-Y|
|Central America||+23%||South America||+96%|
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