Frequently asked questions

GWO Safety & Training Forum FAQ

GWO Safety & Training Forum FAQ

Who should attend?

The GWO Safety & Training Forum is designed for all wind industry decision-makers with a focus on safety and training. The Forum will welcome GWO member representatives, training providers, certification bodies, auditors, and opinion formers. This event is not aimed at wind technicians.

Who should attend?

The GWO Safety & Training Forum is designed for all wind industry decision-makers with a focus on safety and training. The Forum will welcome GWO member representatives, training providers, certification bodies, auditors, and opinion formers. This event is not aimed at wind technicians.

What can I expect from the Forum?

Dialogue between the different groups in the GWO community is built into the DNA of the event. There are naturally, plenty of opportunities for networking and the various workshop sessions provide a space for structured engagement on the GWO training and safety programme. Bring along your great ideas and be prepared to join in with questions and opinions. A core element of the Forum is the introduction of the Wind Technician Entry Level Training (WiTEL) Framework looking at it from different perspectives across the community. Plenary sessions include a deep dive into GWO’s Workforce Outlook Report to be released, in partnership with GWEC, on September 27th.

What can I expect from the Forum?

Dialogue between the different groups in the GWO community is built into the DNA of the event. There are naturally, plenty of opportunities for networking and the various workshop sessions provide a space for structured engagement on the GWO training and safety programme. Bring along your great ideas and be prepared to join in with questions and opinions. A core element of the Forum is the introduction of the Wind Technician Entry Level Training (WiTEL) Framework looking at it from different perspectives across the community. Plenary sessions include a deep dive into GWO’s Workforce Outlook Report to be released, in partnership with GWEC, on September 27th.

What is the programme for the forum?

A full programme can be found here.

What is the programme for the forum?

A full programme can be found here.

Why haven’t I received my ticket confirmation yet?

The attendance of the event is free, but GWO reserves the right of admission to those within the GWO network: member companies, training providers and auditors. We review ticket acceptance weekly; you should receive the confirmation for your ticket within days.

Why haven’t I received my ticket confirmation yet?

The attendance of the event is free, but GWO reserves the right of admission to those within the GWO network: member companies, training providers and auditors. We review ticket acceptance weekly; you should receive the confirmation for your ticket within days.

Can I stay for the awards ceremony even if I my company did not participate?

Of course! The Safety & Training Awards are a celebration of the GWO network. You can join us after the Forum for an inspiring key note from Mandy Hickson, former British Airforce fighter pilot about the importance instructors have played in her life. Followed by the Safety & Training Awards Ceremony and Drinks & Tapas together.

Can I stay for the awards ceremony even if I my company did not participate?

Of course! The Safety & Training Awards are a celebration of the GWO network. You can join us after the Forum for an inspiring key note from Mandy Hickson, former British Airforce fighter pilot about the importance instructors have played in her life. Followed by the Safety & Training Awards Ceremony and Drinks & Tapas together.

Do I need a visa to attend?

Normal visa entry requirements for Denmark apply to this event. GWO is not able to advise on individual requirements but may be able to provide an invitation letter for your business visa. Please contact info@globalwindsafety after you get your ticket confirmation if this is required.

Do I need a visa to attend?

Normal visa entry requirements for Denmark apply to this event. GWO is not able to advise on individual requirements but may be able to provide an invitation letter for your business visa. Please contact info@globalwindsafety after you get your ticket confirmation if this is required.

Where is the event taking place?

The Forum will take place at our headquarters in Central Copenhagen. The address is DI – Dansk Industri, H. C. Andersens Boulevard 18, 1553 København V. Use the main entrance on the ground floor at H.C. Andersens Boulevard.

Where is the event taking place?

The Forum will take place at our headquarters in Central Copenhagen. The address is DI – Dansk Industri, H. C. Andersens Boulevard 18, 1553 København V. Use the main entrance on the ground floor at H.C. Andersens Boulevard.

How do I find the venue (DI - Dansk Industri)?

The venue is conveniently situated next to Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen). Rådhusplads Metro Station lies just outside the office and is a short 20-minute journey by metro from Copenhagen Airport. The venue is also five minutes walk from the main train station: Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegården).

How do I find the venue (DI - Dansk Industri)?

The venue is conveniently situated next to Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen). Rådhusplads Metro Station lies just outside the office and is a short 20-minute journey by metro from Copenhagen Airport. The venue is also five minutes walk from the main train station: Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegården).

Can you recommend any hotels in Copenhagen?

A selection of local hotels within 5 minutes’ walk from the venue can be found at the following links. Copenhagen hotels can get busy so book well ahead if staying near the venue is a priority for you.

https://www.citizenm.com/hotels/europe/copenhagen/copenhagen-radhuspladsen-hotel

https://hotelkongfrederik.dk/

https://www.scandichotels.dk/hoteller/danmark/kobenhavn/scandic-palace 

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-collection-copenhagen

Can you recommend any hotels in Copenhagen?

A selection of local hotels within 5 minutes’ walk from the venue can be found at the following links. Copenhagen hotels can get busy so book well ahead if staying near the venue is a priority for you.

https://www.citizenm.com/hotels/europe/copenhagen/copenhagen-radhuspladsen-hotel

https://hotelkongfrederik.dk/

https://www.scandichotels.dk/hoteller/danmark/kobenhavn/scandic-palace 

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-collection-copenhagen

Will I be able to attend the Forum online?

Unfortunately, only the GWO Safety & Training Awards ceremony will be streamed online. This will run from around 17:00 CEST on October 4th. The Forum is designed as an interactive event that will comprise of panel discussions, round tables, and workshop sessions. GWO believes this kind of event is best held face to face. The building is fully accessibility for wheelchair users.

Will I be able to attend the Forum online?

Unfortunately, only the GWO Safety & Training Awards ceremony will be streamed online. This will run from around 17:00 CEST on October 4th. The Forum is designed as an interactive event that will comprise of panel discussions, round tables, and workshop sessions. GWO believes this kind of event is best held face to face. The building is fully accessibility for wheelchair users.

Safety & Training awards show FAQs

Safety & Training awards show FAQs

How does the assessment process work?

Entries are judged by our panel of industry experts. For Training Team of the Year Award the assessment criteria have different weighting in the judging process. ‘Quality of Training’ has the highest value in the scoring system (60%), followed by ‘Safety and Fidelity’ (25%). Lastly, ‘Contribution to the Community & Industry’ and ‘Inclusivity of Training’ adds up to the rest of the score (15%). The judging period finishes at the end of August.

How does the assessment process work?

Entries are judged by our panel of industry experts. For Training Team of the Year Award the assessment criteria have different weighting in the judging process. ‘Quality of Training’ has the highest value in the scoring system (60%), followed by ‘Safety and Fidelity’ (25%). Lastly, ‘Contribution to the Community & Industry’ and ‘Inclusivity of Training’ adds up to the rest of the score (15%). The judging period finishes at the end of August.

What happens after I submit my entry?

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement email from GWO outlining the next steps. As a first step entries will be screened by GWO to ensure they are complete and fulfil the competition regulations. Judging by our independent panel of experts takes place in July and August with a shortlist prepared for late August. GWO will contact the shortlisted entries at this point. If you do not hear from us before 1st September unfortunately your entry was not taken forward.  Shortlisted entries will have the opportunity to shine at the Awards ceremony on 4th October in Copenhagen and afterwards promote their success throughout the GWO community and beyond. All training providers are of course very welcome to come to the Awards ceremony.

What happens after I submit my entry?

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement email from GWO outlining the next steps. As a first step entries will be screened by GWO to ensure they are complete and fulfil the competition regulations. Judging by our independent panel of experts takes place in July and August with a shortlist prepared for late August. GWO will contact the shortlisted entries at this point. If you do not hear from us before 1st September unfortunately your entry was not taken forward.  Shortlisted entries will have the opportunity to shine at the Awards ceremony on 4th October in Copenhagen and afterwards promote their success throughout the GWO community and beyond. All training providers are of course very welcome to come to the Awards ceremony.

Should I register for the GWO Safety and Training Forum & Awards Event in October before the shortlist is released?

Every training providers is invited to attend and actively participate in GWO’s Safety & Training Forum and Awards in Copenhagen on 4th October. This day of inspiration, industry insight, networking, and dialogue among all members of the GWO community will bring value to any training provider whether they receive a trophy at the awards ceremony or not

Should I register for the GWO Safety and Training Forum & Awards Event in October before the shortlist is released?

Every training providers is invited to attend and actively participate in GWO’s Safety & Training Forum and Awards in Copenhagen on 4th October. This day of inspiration, industry insight, networking, and dialogue among all members of the GWO community will bring value to any training provider whether they receive a trophy at the awards ceremony or not