GWO BST Fire Awareness: Full / Refresher

The Fire Awareness Module as part of the GWO Basic Safety Training

The purpose of this module is to equip participants with the skills necessary to avoid fires, evaluate flames appropriately, coordinate people evacuations, and ensure everyone is safely accounted for in the case of an uncontrollable fire.

The participants should be able to effectively put out a first fire utilising simple handheld firefighting equipment if the scenario was determined to be safe.

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

  • GWO FAW Full € 112 (incl. VAT)

    Full training duration - 4 hours

  • GWO FAW Refresher € 112 (incl. VAT)

    Refresh training duration - 4 hours

  • GWO FAW Full Online* € 60 (incl. VAT)

    Full training duration - 4 hours

  • GWO FAW Refresher Online* € 60 (incl. VAT)

    Refresher training duration - 4 hours

  • * Where course participants attend a practical training at a later date after completing elements of the training digitally, within a total period of maximum 4 weeks.

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