Renewables & Wind Energy

GWO Fire Awareness

GWO Fire Awareness

Course Overview

GWO Fire Awareness ensures delegates possess necessary knowledge of the hazards they may encounter within the wind industry, and have the skills to control and mitigate these hazards.

The course provides the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of an emergency on an offshore wind installation.

Delegates will learn the proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency equipment and procedures which increases safety in the wind industry. This training includes experience of a realistic environment, including ‘live’ fire training using a range of first aid fire appliance (FAFA) to combat a fire and evacuate to a safe environment.

You must be registered on Winda prior to attending a GWO course.
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Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete GWO Fire Awareness, delegates must hold:
    Delegates must be WINDA registered before arriving for the course.

Course Content

Delegates completing a GWO Fire Awareness training course will be able to;
- Identify signs of fire Follow emergency escape procedures
- Detect smoke
- Recall contingency plans to wind turbines
- Identify causes of fire within a wind turbine environment
- Follow the correct procedures and operation for fire extinguishing with firefighting equipment

More information

  • Certification: A GWO certificate will be issued upon successful completion.
  • Certificate validity (months): 24
  • Target audience: New entrants to the global wind industry.
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 2 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport.
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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