Recognizing the impact of training providers and instructors
The GWO Safety & Training Awards is the world’s first program of its kind recognizing the skills and impact of training providers and instructors keeping the wind energy workforce safe on site.
About the awards
Every year, GWO training providers teach vital safety and technical skills to tens of thousands of wind energy workers across the world, helping them stay safe on a turbine before returning home to their families at the end of an assignment. It’s not about one individual, but the team.
How does your team go the extra mile? Does your company train the most realistic scenarios that accurately replicate a wind turbine environment? Are your instructors always up to date with the very latest learning objectives and how to teach them? Has your company delivered GWO courses in a new and innovative way that helps students learn better? Perhaps your business has contributed to the industry’s safety overall?
If you think your company deserves to stand out from the crowd then don’t delay! Awards are open for entries from all GWO Certified Training Providers. Show us how you deliver value beyond the standard, enter the GWO Safety & Training Awards 2021 now!
All GWO certified training providers must deliver a standard and meet the requirements for training providers. But they can of course go beyond the standard, and a great many do so.
In a competitive market with over 370 training providers in 42 countries, employers have a lot of choice and if you’re an award winner, this may just tip the balance in your favour. Winners of a GWO Safety & Training Award are judged by a panel of experts who know what it takes to deliver value beyond the standard.
GWO Certified Training Providers should enter because:
– A GWO Safety & Training Award is the mark of quality
– Generate long-term value for your training site by showing how you deliver value beyond the standard
– Winners, runners up and highly commended entries receive authorized use of the title and logo for marketing purposes
This unique 600m2 area is dedicated to the safety of our workforce. Of course in these uncertain times, there remains a possibility that physical events are not possible. We will ensure the awards continue in a digital format if this happens.
In her current role for five years, Kristy is a skilled health and safety and technical training leader. A member of the GWO North America committee, she has proven expertise in strategic planning change management and project administration. Kristy also brings a combination of experiences gained in the renewable energy and electric utility industries.
Javier Garcia Vila
Javier has worked in H&S roles within the renewable energy at Iberdrola since 2008. His career has been devoted to international operations and maintenance within the company. At GWO he is a member of the GWO Training Committee supporting the development of new standards alongside the secretariat.
Adell is a licensed Professional Engineer specializing in Environmental Health and Safety and regulatory compliance. Her diverse and unique expertise was gained through her career working as a professional environmental engineer, business leader, and EHS specialist in several different industries including energy, waste, and land conservation. Adell has worked with publicly traded international and US companies, privately held companies, and not for profit organizations.
Rhys is responsible for RenewableUK’s workstreams on; Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Emergency Response and Crisis Management, Skills and Competence, and Security. In this role he has worked closely with the industry, regulatory partners, and other industry sectors to improve Health and Safety performance. Rhys has over 10 years of experience in the wind energy sector, and has previously worked in Oil and Gas, and the Diving Industry globally.
John has worked in senior training roles within the renewable energy and industrial sectors for a number of years. At GWO he helps co-ordinate the development of new standards alongside the secretariat.
Neil had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Air Force before working first in academia and today as Competency and Development Team Manager at SSE. His key focus areas are recruitment, development and mentoring of trainees.
Lisa C Mallon CMIOSH
Lisa has 20 years’ EHS experience having held various advocacy roles within the UK. She joined GE in 2009 and is currently leading EHS in its Wind Projects and Service business.
Jesper is a specialist in incident management and compliance in the wind industry. Before joining the sector, Jesper worked with the Danish Safety Technology Authority as a specialist, with focus on compliance and auditing against EU standards and directives.
Elisabeth has been with MHI Vestas since 2014 and is an active participant on the GWO Training Committee. She regularly represents the OEM in relation to its global training development activities and played an instrumental role in the delivery of today’s case study on digitalisation – the Safety ‘N’ Mind mobile application, which her company deploys as part of the market’s first ever blended learning solution for GWO Basic Safety Refresher Training.
Ann has been with SGRE and its predecessor Siemens Wind Power since 2006, holding a variety of roles in training execution now as head of Global Training Excellence. She also plays and active role with global Wind Organisation, supporting the body’s training standards development programme.