GWO Fire Awareness Refresher

Course Code: OE1EC292

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
26/01/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
09/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
16/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
23/02/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
09/03/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
16/03/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
23/03/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
06/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
13/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
27/04/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
11/05/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire
18/05/2022Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours / £115Enquire

Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Course note:

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. 

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course consists of 40% theory and 60% practical learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of offshore training within the College are appropriately qualified to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. Our teaching staff have considerable experience of the offshore, maritime and safety industries, with knowledge relevant to the courses we offer.

Tuition Fees

Fees, Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Private delegate - tuition fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking.

All fees are strictly non-refundable except when the College cancels the course.

Company sponsored delegate

  • Companies who hold credit accounts with the College will be invoiced following delivery of the Course
  • New companies are required to pay at the time of booking for their first course; credit facilities may be available on request, following successful credit checks.

Off-Premises and Distance Contracts Only

Please refer to College Terms & Conditions.

Course Transfers

If you are unable to attend your course you may be able to transfer to another available date. All transfer requests must be received in writing by FOSC no later than 5 working days prior to the commencement date of the course. Email cancellations during the weekend period are strictly not acceptable for courses that commence on a Monday or Tuesday. Company delegates that fail to attend on the commencement date of the course and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be invoiced the full course fee. Private delegates that fail to attend and have not provided 5 working days written notice will be charged the full course fee, no course transfer date will be processed and their payment will be lost. All second transfer requests incur a £55.00 administration fee. Delegates who have made multiple transfers (3+) and fail to attend without the required prior notice in writing will be charged a relevant fee at the discretion of FOSC.

Regulation and Accreditation

Regulatory Body: Global Wind Organisation (GWO)

Terms and Conditions

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