GWO Requirements for Training Providers V12

GWO Requirements for Training Providers

arise from local legal requirements. When additional elements are incorporated these shall be clearly communicated to the participants and delivery shall be subject to the same requirements for risk assessed, safe delivery laid out in sections 7, 8 and 10. It shall be possible for participants to opt out of any elements that contain risks beyond the scope of the original GWO module, except if arising from local legal requirements. All exercises shall be designed and delivered to meet the learning objectives of the GWO standards and modules being taught. General information on GWO learning objectives, and suitable learning activities is provided in Annex 5: Taxonomy Framework. The standards and modules, learning objectives, lessons and elements may be delivered in the order that fits best for the specific training situation, as long as the total duration is not reduced, and practical elements are not reduced in length. Theoretical elements should be delivered during the practical exercises when feasible. The training provider shall ensure detailed and updated lesson/exercise plans are clearly referenced against the latest versions of the relevant module (including learning objectives, performance assessment, instructor/course participant ratios, resources to be used, time allocation, location of training, staff roles, etc.). Valid versions of standards are available for download on All training shall be conducted safely, and at least one person with first aid qualifications shall be present during all practical training. Practical exercises shall not place undue physical or mental demands on the course participants beyond that which is required to meet the learning objectives of the GWO module being taught The training provider must ensure the following elements are covered in connection with the training execution when the training is not done in one sequence: a) that the identity of the participant is verified for each element of the training b) that the training is completed within a maximum of 28 days c) that the whole curriculum is covered d) that theory and safety learning objectives previously covered in the training are verified for all participants by the instructor within 24 hours before participation in the practical activity







10.2 Course participant prerequisites The training provider must ensure the following: 10.2.1

Any course participant attending GWO training shall meet the GWO prerequisites for the specific module, as well as the national legal prerequisites for the GWO module(s) they are attending. The course participant shall have created a personal profile in WINDA, and have provided their WINDA ID prior to completing the GWO training. The course participants shall be medically fit, appear well-rested and be capable of fully participating showing no signs of fatigue, substance abuse or sickness. If there is any doubt regarding the medical fitness or ability to fully participate safely of any course participant, the training provider shall stop training the course participant, and refer to the course





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