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|05/10/2022||Fleetwood Nautical Campus||4 Hours/ £125||Enquire|
Refresh your fire awareness training for working in the wind turbine industry. This GWO course forms part of a package, designed to provide basic safety refresher training, essential for careers in this field. Through a combination of theory and practical training, you will refresh 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 hand-held firefighting equipment.
All GWO courses require you to register on the GWO WINDA database prior to arrival.
GWO Basic Safety Training Offshore Refresher Package £740
Book a package of all five of the GWO basic safety training refresher courses at a reduced cost of £740 and save £198.
- GWO First Aid Refresher
- GWO Fire Awareness
- GWO Manual Handling
- GWO Survival Refresher
- GWO Working at Height (Refresher – 1 day)
All five courses can be refreshed in four days. Call 01253 504800 to book.
Delegates must hold a valid and in-date GWO Fire Awareness Certificate.
Important GWO Refresher Course Validity
GWO certificates must be renewed by undertaking the relevant refresher training course prior to, and inclusive of, the expiry date stated on the specific training certificate. Where the expiry date has been exceeded, the delegate must complete the relevant initial training course in order to be re-certified.
Important amendment with effect from 1 March 2016
GWO certificates can be renewed up to two months prior to the original certificate’s expiry date in order to maintain the original certification. If a certificate is renewed beyond 2 months prior to the expiry date stated on the training certificate, the re-issued certificate will carry an expiry date of 24 months from the date of course completion.
This course is for regular climbers in the wind turbine industry, wanting to refresh their existing in-date GWO certificate.
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.
On successful completion of the GWO Fire Awareness Refresher, you 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 these
- 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 fire-fighting equipment in a wind turbine generator (WTG)
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course consists of 40% theory and 60% practical learning.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All the equipment/resources you need for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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Regulation and Accreditation
Accrediting Institution: N/A
Awarding Body: NONE
Terms and Conditions
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