GWO Requirements for Training Providers V12

GWO Requirements for Training Providers

participant’s immediate manager or seek a physician’s advice in so far as this is permitted by local legislation. Training providers shall have a procedure that informs the course participants of the physical demands of the training, and shall, prior to attendance, require course participants to sign a statement testifying to their medical fitness. Annex 2 contains an example of a ‘medical self- assessment form’. This may be used if no other equivalent procedure is in place. When attending refresher training, the course participants must do so before the expiry of the previous training record’s validity period.




Contact time and instructor to participant ratios


The training provider must not exceed the instructor to course participant ratio shown for each GWO training module. The training provider must ensure that sufficient time is allowed for course participants with prior experience to share their experiences related to the standards and modules of the training standard in a way that is constructive for the entire class. The total training day must not exceed 10 hours per day, including meals, breaks and travel between training sites. Total training direct contact time must not exceed eight hours per day. Contact time includes delivery of course lesson contents, practical exercises and activities directly related to these





Participant performance assessment


The performance of course participants shall be assessed according to the learning outcomes by means of direct observation and oral and/or written questions, where appropriate. The instructor shall document participants attendance by an attendance record (signed daily by each course participant or alternative verification method, as well as their performance assessment. The performance assessment shall be used throughout the course to give feedback to guide the participant to successful learning, as well as keeping track of non-conformities with regards to safety, competency or attitude. The performance assessment shall be used as documentary evidence of successful training having taken place and support the uploading of records of training into WINDA. In the event that a course participant does not meet the stated learning objectives, the training provider shall have a documented procedure enabling appeal. An example of a course participant performance assessment form is provided in Annex 1. The training provider may adapt the form to other media.






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