As the world shifts towards a renewable future, training providers are being called upon to equip the workers of tomorrow with the skills they need. That much is certainly true of the wind industry, where the number of offshore technicians is expected to rise by 92% in the next five years.
That’s why there’s no better time for training providers to get certified by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), and attain the essential standards to keep workers safe on the job.
Here, we take a closer look at this rapidly growing industry, highlighting the importance of GWO-approved certification and why Centre for Assessment is the place to achieve it.
Large-scale renewable energy projects are coming in thick and fast. According to the Global Wind Workforce Outlook for 2022 to 2026, a 67% growth of global onshore and offshore wind capacity is expected. But currently, only 119,000 technicians (just under one-third of the total workforce) hold at least one valid certificate from the GWO’s Basic Safety Training Standard.
In such dangerous working conditions, comprehensive safety training is non-negotiable. And to support expected wind turbine expansion, approximately 500,000 technicians require essential training. This presents a golden opportunity for training providers like yourself – one that you can only take advantage of by achieving GWO-approved certification.
A lot can go wrong when working on a wind turbine – a reality that the turbine-operator-led GWO knows only too well. This not-for-profit organisation strives to secure injury-free working conditions across the wind industry. And with that in mind, they produced a set of training standards geared towards achieving a safe and low-risk on-the-job environment.
Modules include Basic Safety Training, Advanced Rescue Training, and Blade Repair. For training providers like yourself to deliver these standards compliantly, you must pass an annual audit from a GWO-approved certification body. With this verified stamp of approval, you’ll be able to tap into the deep talent pool of wind technicians eager to get up to standard and into work.
Centre for Assessment (CfA) is a GWO-approved body with over 20 years’ experience in the certification industry. Our expert team can provide you with an audit of your Management System and your individual training modules, leading to GWO certification.
We know what it takes to get you certified, and we’ll go the extra mile to add genuine value to the training you provide. By allocating appropriate time and approaches for each module, we ensure a robust, high-quality certification audit. For us, it’s all about equipping you with the necessary tools to deliver modules confidently and comprehensively, in the most efficient and effective way possible.