GWO BST Fire Awareness - Full / Refresher

Target audience:

Personnel who will be working in the wind industry or related fields, and will have their duties in a wind turbine environment, usually in physical contact with a wind turbine or an offshore wind structure.

Personnel that performs job functions that has been risk assessed by their employer or their workplace duty holder as a function, where training according to one or more modules of the BST standard may mitigate of the identified risks.

The aim of the course:

The aim of this course is to give the delegates the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to prevent fires, make appropriate judgements when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel and ensure that all are safely accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire. If the incident it is judged to be safe, the delegates should be able to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held firefighting equipment.

Course content:

  • The development and spread of fire
  • The causes of fires in wind turbines and the related dangers
  • Identification of any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
  • The contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures
  • Correct actions for discovering a fire including correct use and fire extinguishing using firefighting equipment in a WTG

Certificate validity: 

24 months