Since the 31st of March 2018, all new technicians working for GWO member companies and their suppliers are expected to complete the GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT) Standard. This training consists of three modules (mechanical, electrical and hydraulic) and an additional installation module. The additional module can be taken after certification in the mechanical module.
The aim of this GWO Basic Technical Training Standard is to give the participants the knowledge and skills to carry out basic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician). Upon completion of the GWO Basic Technical Training delegates will possess an awareness of the hazards encountered when working on hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems and how to control and mitigate these hazards, preparing participants for working both in the on- and offshore wind power industry.
The Basic Technical Training modules are targeted at participants who have no previous experience of hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems but may also be used to up skill participants who have some technical knowledge but not of the application in wind turbines.
All personnel participating in GWO Basic Technical Training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating.
There are no additional prerequisites for this module but some sort of practical mechanical or electrical maintenance background would be useful. Furthermore, personnel in the wind service industry must be able to read and write to a sufficient standard to be able to carry out instructions and complete the required documentation. It is an advantage if delegates are able to read, speak and write English.
The certificate is valid for 2 years.