Wind Energy_Training:A standard spreads round the world

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Wind Energy Training A standard spreads round the world GWO – these three letters have transformed the international wind industry in record time and actually created a standard. Uniform safety training is saving companies lots of money and employees can work anywhere in the world. Behind the three letters GWO is the Global Wind Organisation. It published its standard for health and safety (H&S) training nearly two years ago and with its guidelines established the basis for uniform minimum standards for employee training. Meanwhile, the GWO standard is in its sixth revision. The basic training is divided into five modules. In the field of onshore, they include the instruction blocks “working at height,” “fire awareness,” “first aid” and “manual handling.” In the offshore segment, additional skills are added, such as sea survival and how to exit a helicopter underwater. In addition, many training centres offer additional special certifications which, although important, are not part of the GWO standard; some examples are helicopter winch operator training, advanced hub rescue, and technician core skills. Working at high altitudes makes special demands on safety. Quality training for workers is all the more important. Photos (2): Mines Rescue 20 Sun & Wind Energy 8+9/2014


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