Safety, Skills & Training Zone

Safety, Skills & Training Zone

When: Tuesday 2 April – Thursday 4 April

Where: Exhibition – Hall 3

Open to: All registered participants – holders of an exhibition pass and holders of a conference pass

The Safety, Skills & Training Zone, supported by GWO, is a brand-new exhibition area dedicated to safety, learning and participation, helping delegates answer the question “What does good training look like?

Featuring an exciting mix of live training demonstrations from GWO exhibition partner Tesicnor, debates with industry leadership during the Health & Safety Programme, and activities for delegates to try out themselves, the Safety, Skills & Training Zone will help you think differently about the way we learn and keep our skills refreshed so everyone can work safely in a wind turbine environment. 

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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Training Demonstrations & GWO Stakeholder Clinics

Morning Afternoon Demonstration  
10:30 – 11:15 14:00 – 14:45 Working at Height & Rescue – Live demonstration  
11:15 – 12:00 14:45 – 15:30 First Aid & Manual Handling – Try for yourself!  
12:00 – 13:00 15:30 – 16:30 GWO Stakeholder Clinics  

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Health and Safety Programme

Timing Session
10:30-11:00 Programme kick-off
11:15-12:00 Panel discussion – The challenges of global training
12:00-12:45 Panel discussion – How can training providers respond to the changing profile of technicians?
13:30-14:40 GWO Stakeholder Forum
  • Basic Technical Training Standard installation module launch
  • Revision of the Basic Safety Training standard (version 12) & Basic Technical Training (version 5) launch
  • Audit & Compliance: maintaining quality of a global training network
  • Blade Repair Training Standard Launch
  • 15:00-16:00 Blade Repair Training – Demonstration
    17:00 Stand Party

    Thursday 4 April 2019

    Skills Workshop

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    Through a series of presentations followed by breakout groups discussion, this workshop will address topics such as the skills needed for the wind industry going forward, how to make the industry attractive to new talents, and how to shape educational/academic programmes. It will also touch upon issues such as empowering women in the industry, the importance of digital skills, or how to leverage skills from other industries (re-skilling opportunities).

    Provisional Timing Skills Workshop – Provisional Programme
    10:45-11:30 Presentations:
  • Skills gap, skills evolution: how recruiting needs are changing, how to attract and keep new talent
  • European initiatives and funding in the field of skills, vocational education training and apprenticeship
  • The role of reskilling in the energy transition
  • The role of education
  • 11:30-12:30 Breakout discussions:
  • The audience will have the chance to join focused discussions about education, HR best practices, European initiatives, and gender balance in the industry
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunchbreak
    13:30-14:30 Presentation of the breakout discussions, Q&A session.
    14:30-15:00 Conclusions and next steps from WindEurope

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