Fire Awareness – GWO

Gives wind turbine technicians basic knowledge and skills to prevent fires and conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire.

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Fire Awareness

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Fire Awareness – (GWO Approved) course following the GWO Fire Awareness Training Standard.

GWO approved Basic Safety Training Fire Awareness course. Covers managing the evacuation of personnel to ensure that all involved are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire, or if judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held fire fighting equipment.

The course provides knowledge and skills required to prevent fires and conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire.

Course Elements Covered:

  • UK and Global Legislation
  • Fire combustion and fire spread characteristics
  • Assessment and extinguishing methods
  • Emergency plans
  • Basic fire prevention
  • Common fire fighting equipment found in Wind Turbine Generators (WTG)
  • Pre-use checks

Practical Course Skills Include:

  • Ability to assess a fire
  • Selecting and safely using a suitable fire extinguisher
  • Use of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) fire extinguisher
  • Use of a dry chemical extinguisher
  • Use of a fire blanket

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

In order to participate in this course, candidates are required to have an in date Working at Height certificate.

The Fire Awareness – GWO Training certificate is valid for a two year period. After this, a revalidation of the course will be required.

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) candidates must have a WINDA ID before they book to register their training certification. For more information please refer to our news article.

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Course Details

Duration: 0.5 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds
Entry Requirements: Should have an in date Working at Height certificate. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TSK7U
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: GWO
Validity Period: 2 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested prior to attendance.
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