GWO Fire Awareness - WINDA

  • To provide personnel with the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner in the wind industry and to meet emergency response training requirements. It is designed to accommodate personnel working in both the onshore and offshore sectors.

    To gain the required level of understanding and awareness of emergency response through:

    • Theoretical and practical training to prevent fires
    • Make initial and appropriate judgments when evaluating a fire
    • To efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand-held firefighting equipment

    Course ID:  GWO4
    Ratio: 12 students to 1 instructor (Theory). 12 students to 2 instructors (Practical)
    Duration: 0.5 day


  • Prerequisites

    Delegates shall be 18 years of age or over.

    Who Should Attend

    Personnel who are new to the global wind industry or require GWO qualification for site access. This course is suitable for both onshore and offshore access requirements in conjunction with supplementary GWO BST training modules.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • Health and safety legislation
    • Assessment of hazards and risks
    • Fire combustion and fire spread
    • Fire prevention
    • Identify any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
    • Contingency plans in a wind turbine environment
    • Smoke detection and emergency escape procedures
    • Actions required on discovering a fire
    • Correct operation and fire extinguishing by means of the fire fighting equipment in a wind turbine
    • Scenario based practice
    • Practical operation of the fire fighting equipment in a wind turbine to extinguish a fire


    The course will provide the delegate with the knowledge and skills to complete the ‘Fire awareness’ module of the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) requirements. The GWO manual handling certificate is valid for 2 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal


    • Health and safety at work act 1974
    • GWO training Standards


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