Want to offer safety training in the wind energy industry? It’s a smart move amidst the growing demand for new wind technicians. But before you take advantage of this opportunity, you’ll need to gain certification from the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). They set the standard for wind technician safety, and it’s their stamp of approval that workers are looking for.
Keep reading to discover all you need to know about GWO, what makes their certification so important, and why you should pursue it through a GWO-approved body like Centre for Assessment.
The GWO is a non-profit body founded by leading wind turbine manufacturers and operators. They were ‘created by the industry, for the industry’, which means no business angles and no ulterior motives, just boots-on-the-ground professionals striving for a safer, more productive workforce. Based in Denmark, their first-hand risk information and expertise have informed training standards that improve safety and build a competent workforce.
Their framework has helped to align other generic wind turbine safety training into one internationally recognised and verified set of standards – not only identifying what good looks like, but improving the overall quality of training across the board. All the more reason why you should seek GWO certification.
In the words of Eloy Jauregui Martin, Safety Director at Acciona: “If a new worker is going to come to my facility with a GWO certificate, then I know that this person has absolutely the best training he could receive.”
Sure, the quality of GWO’s training standards is reason enough to pursue their certification, but it’s the trust they’ve built within the industry that really sets them apart. If employers are looking for the GWO stamp of approval, workers will be too. And with approximately half a million new wind technicians requiring safety training over the next few years, now is the perfect time to get certified.
The GWO approves trusted certification bodies to run annual audits for training providers, leading to certification to deliver their modules – and that’s what you’ll find at Centre for Assessment. From your Management System to your individual modules, our team will ensure compliance to GWO standards through a robust, high-quality audit. Following this, you’ll be verified to offer Basic Safety Training, Advanced Rescue Training, and Blade Repair.
Our expert team is friendly, our audit services are affordable, and our approach is transparent. Visit our GWO certification page to find out more and download an application form. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of our team – we’d be happy to help.