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Safety & Training Awards 2024

The GWO Safety & Training Awards were created to shine a light on the teams of instructors and support staff who make safety in wind possible. The GWO Safety & Training Awards is the world’s first programme of its kind recognising the skills and impact of training providers and instructors keeping the wind energy workforce safe on site. The success of GWO’s community of training providers is always something to celebrate. Building on the initial Safety & Training Awards of 2021 and 2022, the 2024 will shine a light on the winning GWO training teams and individuals.

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Safety & Training Awards returning for a new edition!

The 2024 GWO Safety & Training Awards celebrate excellence globally in all aspects of training. From the experience of the first and second editions of the awards, GWO and the judging panel have worked on improving the competition experience. Importantly, entrants will now be recognised for their impact on specific aspects of their GWO training.

About the event

Whats new in 2024: Instructor of the year

This year, GWO will be introducing a new category: “Instructor of the Year”. The instructor of the year award will shine a light on the excellent instructors delivering GWO training each and every day. The award will highlight the vital role GWO instructors play in ensuring a safe future for the wind workforce.

Training Team of the Year

As before, companies will be focused on the flagship “Training Team of the Year” award, which looks holistically at a training provider’s approach to delivering great training. Previous editions have seen winners from Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific regions picking up awards in this category.
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A programme for everyone

The GWO Safety & Training Forum brings together GWO's community for a heavyweight programme of inspiration, industry insight, networking and dialogue across two days of workshops, roundtables as well as plenary sessions. There'll be plenty of opportunities to contribute your experience and understanding about the hot topics in safety and training in the wind industry. While we await our final programme to be announced, we know for sure that the finale for the Forum will be the  Safety & Training Awards Ceremony on the late afternoon of October 9th.

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8:30
Instructor Quality: Meet your Peers
Networking Session. Meet colleagues and organisations that have successfully completed the Instructor Qualification Training and the new Instructor Qualification process and get to know the dedicated training team behind it.
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10:30
Break
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11:00
Welcome to the Safety & Training Forum
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11:30
The Board talks Strategy 2024-2026
The Board of Directors Members will present GWO’s new strategy, and what does this mean for training organisations and the industry
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// Early afternoon
12:30
Lunch Break
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13:30
Key Note: Donald Taylor
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14:30
Join the Conversation: Digitalisation
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// Afternoon & Early evening
16:00
Break
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16:30
Safety & Training Awards Ceremony
Join us for the GWO Safety & Training Awards Ceremony, where we celebrate excellence in the safety training community.
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18:00
Happy Hour
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// Morning
8:30
New Product Development
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9:30
Join the Conversation: Training Recognition
Recognition of legacy training and other qualifications will open up GWO training and careers in wind to a new workforce beyond those already covered by GWO merit processes. Join the conversation in this roundtable discussion
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11:00
Break
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11:30
Stepping into Solar
Panel discussion
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// Early afternoon
12:30
Lunch
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13:30
Join the conversation: Solar
Roundtable discussion Session description will be updated shortly
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15:00
Break
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// Afternoon & Early evening
15:30
Fire Side Chat: John Barrie & Jakob Lau Holst Talk Strategy
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16:30
Happy Hour
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