GWO Requirements for Training Providers V12

GWO Requirements for Training Providers

5. Introduction The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) is an association of wind turbine owners and manufacturers that was established in 2009. It has the mission statement of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry through cooperation among its members in setting common industry best practice standards for health and safety-related training. GWO is a non-profit organisation, and all income is re-invested in support of the mission statement. Activities include scheme governance, development and maintenance of training standards, communication and various outreach initiatives, as well as general operations. Central to our governance is the global training records database, WINDA, which enables training partners, operators and individuals to verify training, and provides industry-wide transparency regarding the training status of personnel. This document contains GWO’s Requirements for Training Providers. The requirements must be met in order to obtain approval as a GWO-certified training provider, with the right to offer training courses following a GWO training standard This document constitutes version 12 of the Requirements for Training Providers. Version 12 has been created with input from surveys and hearing process of all stakeholders, and consolidated by a working group of selected stakeholders (auditors and training providers). Version 12 replaces all previous versions and becomes a mandatory requirement as of October 1st, 2022 to be applied by certification bodies to all audits of GWO training providers, both new and existing. Until September 31st, 2022, version 11 remains valid. However, version 12 may be used at the discretion of the certification body from the date of approval, if so agreed with the training provider. Approved by Global Wind Organisation’s (GWO) Audit & Compliance Committee and Executive Committee, March 28th, 2022


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