GWO have introduced an interim BST Refresher training standard based on e-learning and virtual classrooms.

The COVID-19 viral pandemic has caused widespread disruption globally and has, in many regions, prevented technicians from attending GWO refresher training leading to a safety risk imposed through skills and knowledge fade within the wind industry.

Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation explains: "To mitigate against the fading of skills and knowledge amongst technicians GWO has analysed the basic safety refresher modules and released this INTERIM STANDARD as a way for already trained technicians to continue to work safely by enabling the technicians on site to practice the knowledge and skills that they have learned during GWO training and apply this to their daily work tasks.

"While this is an interim training standard, delivering training online and using virtual tools is part of GWO's future. The BSTR-P provides an opportunity to gain experience and learning that can take us all forward and deliver efficient training solutions to technicians everywhere."

The Basic Safety Training (Refresher) Partial (BSTR-P) Standard is scheduled for launch on 14th April 2020, pending approvals this week in Training Committee, Audit and Compliance and ExCo. This new standard provides course participants with a partial training, equivalent to a significant portion of the normal BST(R)standard. 

It accommodates e-learning and online classroom delivery and can be certified via remote audit according to the new Requirements for Digital learning. 

The GWO team will explain the standard in detail including content, how to qualify and validity duration at a webinar next week. Please use the links below to register.