Training systems

Requirements for Training / V13 2023-05-02

4. 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 and modules, 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. These Requirements and the associated Requirements for Certification (see separate document) must be met in order to obtain approval as a GWO training provider, with the right to offer training courses following a GWO training standard This document constitutes version 13 of the Requirements for Training. Version 13 has been created with input from stakeholders, recent governance issues and WINDA database system. These were consolidated by a working group of selected stakeholders (auditors and training providers) Version 13 replaces all previous versions and becomes mandatory from October 1st, 2023, to be applied by certification bodies to all audits of GWO training providers, both new and existing Until September 30th, 2023, version 12 remains valid. However, version 13 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) Board of Directors, April, 2023 5. THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS Training providers seeking certification to offer GWO training shall be audited to demonstrate compliance with the following four sections of the quality management system, as detailed in: Section 7 – Supporting processes Section 8 – Equipment and physical resources Section 9 – Instructor qualifications Section 10 – Training and assessment The certification process differs from a simple management systems audit in the attention to the delivery of training, taxonomy and learning transfer

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