What is Global Wind Organization (GWO) Certification?
The GWO is a non-profit organization founded and owned by globally leading wind turbine manufacturers as well as their owners and operators. GWO members strive for an injury free work environment within the wind turbine industry and have established a set of common international standards for safety training and emergency procedure.
LRQA is a recognized GWO approved certification body, currently offering services for GWO around the world.
Steps for Becoming GWO Certified with LRQA
There are four elements to gaining GWO certification:
- Ensure your organization has the physical resources, management system, staff resources and training capabilities to demonstrate your readiness for certification.
- Register your facility and your desire to become certified with LRQA and the GWO WINDA (Wind Industry Database).
- After LRQA conducts your audit and certification is granted, LRQA will upload your certificate to the GWINDA platform, and your organization will pay the necessary annual GWO certification fee. GWO will contact you to complete your registration, and you will receive the ‘Certified Training Provider’ logo with instructions for use.
- Your GWO certification with LRQA will last for a period of two years for fixed training facilities, mobile training facilities and digital learning during which LRQA will conduct surveillance audits to assess your ongoing compliance to the GWO requirements. After the two-year period, LRQA will re-audit your organization in line with the latest GWO criteria. For on site training LRQA will issue a certificate with a validity of one year.
Learn more about this process on the GWO website.
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