GWO Fire Awareness


Course Code: OE1EC170


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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05/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £140Enquire  
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Course Overview

Gain fire awareness training for working in the wind turbine industry. This GWO course forms part of a package of overall basic safety training, essential for careers in this field. Through a combination of theory and practical training, you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to prevent fires, make appropriate judgment when evaluating a fire, manage the safe evacuation of personnel, and, if it is judged to be safe, efficiently extinguish a fire using handheld firefighting equipment. 

GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Initial Package £1100 - five days

Book a package of all five of the initial GWO basic safety training courses and get a discount on the individual course prices:

  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling
  • GWO Survival
  • GWO Working at Height
  • GWO First Aid at Work

Call 01253 504800 to book.

Entry Requirements

Delegates are required to register as a delegate on the GWO WINDA database prior to arrival.

Registration is free. Visit the Global Wind Safety website and complete the relevant fields.

You will need to bring your WINDA ID to all booked training courses. 

Career Options and Progression

Completion of the GWO Basic Safety training package is essential for those working in the wind turbine industry. 

    Assessment Methods

    Following the course, delegates will be able to:

    • demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire   
    • demonstrate knowledge of the causes of fires in wind turbines and the dangers related  to this  
    • 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 the correct actions on discovering a fire, including correct operation and fire extinguishing by means of the fire-fighting equipment in a wind turbine generator

    Teaching and Learning Methods

    This is a four hour course combining 40% theory-based with 60% practical learning.

    Industry Placement and Field Trips

    This course has no industry placement and no field trips.

    Other Costs and Equipment Needed

    The course is mainly classroom based although there are a number of practical elements to the training that protective equipment will be provided for. The usual dress for theory sessions is smart/casual. You will also be required to bring photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport or driving licence (compulsory to attend the course).   

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    Tuition Fees

    Regulation and Accreditation

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