GWO encourages stakeholders to join us next week for a webinar providing details of the new standard
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. GWO’s answer to the crisis includes the new BSTR-P Standard and the Digital Learning Requirements, which support also the training providers digital efforts in offering training solutions while respecting social distancing.
Jakob Lau Holst, CEO of Global Wind Organisation explains: “The BSTR-P is an interim training standard, that in the current pandemic enables training using virtual classrooms tools to refresh knowledge and attitude elements of the basic safety training. In the current situation, it refreshes to acceptable levels in the current situation to extend BST modules by 6 months of validity.”
“We recently issued digital learning requirements, that acknowledges virtual classrooms will be a part of GWO’s future. Practical exercises led by instructors to refresh skills are here to stay. Digital learning is a complementary tool that the crisis prompts us to fast-track. While an interim measure, the BSTR-P provides an opportunity to gain experience and learning about virtual classrooms, and I believe a version of this will likely be part of the industry future.”
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, to be completed with practical exercises.
It accommodates online classroom delivery and can be certified via remote audit according to the new Requirements for Digital learning.
For more information please visit: https://www.globalwindsafety.org/news/new-bst-refresher-training-standard-to-enable-e-learning-and-online-classrooms