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GWO Wind Turbines Fire Awareness

0.5 day course
100 minutes
140 minutes

NB: Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

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This half day training programme is for anyone working in the wind industry to ensure they know how to prevent fires and how to act should a fire occur.

Candidates should not have any current medical conditions that may prevent them from being able to handle and operate a portable fire extinguisher.

This course is part of our full 5 day GWO Basic Safety Training package – if you’d like to learn more about this course, please contact us.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

We also offer fire awareness and fire warden training for those that don’t work in the renewable energy sector.

This training course will give candidates basic knowledge and skills to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire and, if it is judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held firefighting equipment.

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire
  • identify any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
  • demonstrate knowledge of the contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures
  • demonstrate correct actions on discovering a fire, including correct operation and fire extinguishing by means of the firefighting equipment in a wind turbine

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This training course takes place in state-of-the art wind turbine training environments providing a realistic experience, delivered by our experienced instructors who all have regulated training and assessor awards and teach / assess fire training. 

Candidates need to successfully complete a practical scenario using correct portable fire extinguishers, evacuation in limited visibility and the use of a fire blanket. On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a GWO certificate.     

No. The course is accredited by GWO, but no funding is available.

1 training to 12 candidates

  • Theory training

1 trainer to 6 candidates

  • Practical training

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

What time does the course start and finish?

Courses start at 8.30 am and finishes at about 12.30 pm

Do I need to bring PPE?

Yes. All candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Are there any pre-requisites?

Yes. Before the start of the course candidates must register for WINDA: Global Wind Industry Training Records Database and bring along their registration number. Registering with WINDA is quick, easy and free of charge.

What is included in the price?

Course materials and a hot drink.

How long does it take for certificates to arrive?

GWO certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed.

When will I receive my course instructions?

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Can I change my booking?

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

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