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GWO Fire Awareness

Andrew Graham Course instructor with decades of experience.

About this course

GWO Fire Awareness training is a vital component of ensuring the safety and well-being of professionals working in the wind industry. This comprehensive training equips delegates with essential knowledge about the potential hazards they may encounter in their line of work, specifically related to fire incidents.

During the training, delegates learn about the various fire risks that can arise within the unique environment of the wind industry. They become familiar with the different types of fires that can occur and the factors that contribute to their development, such as weather conditions, equipment malfunctions, and electrical faults.

The training emphasises the importance of preventive measures and early detection of fire hazards. Delegates are educated on fire prevention strategies, safe work practices, and the correct usage of fire safety equipment, including fire extinguishers.

Another critical aspect of GWO Fire Awareness training is teaching delegates how to respond efficiently and effectively in case of a fire emergency. They learn proper evacuation procedures, how to raise the alarm, and how to conduct themselves safely during an evacuation.

Who is this suitable for?

  • This course is suitable for any personnel working in the wind industry.

What will I Learn:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire.
  • Show your understanding of contingency plans within a wind turbine setting, including protocols for smoke detection and emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Identify any signs of fire within a wind turbine.
  • Be able to detect smoke in a wind turbine setting.
  • Adhere to the proper protocols and procedures for utilising firefighting equipment during fire extinguishing operations.


  • A valid WINDA ID is required.
  • Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.
  • A general standard of fitness is required.
  • Photographic ID Card, such as a drivers licence or passport.

What will I leave with?

  • After successfully finishing the course, participants will receive a GWO-approved Fire Awareness certificate, which remains valid for a duration of two years. To maintain their certification, delegates are required to undergo GWO Fire Awareness Training again before the certificate's expiration date.

What to expect on the day

  • Registration and Welcome: The day typically begins with registration, where participants confirm their attendance and receive any necessary training materials or equipment.
  • Safety Briefing: A safety briefing is conducted to highlight the importance of adhering to safety protocols throughout the training session and in our centre.
  • Catering: Lunch is not provided for 0.5 day courses.

Important Information

Participants or individuals booking the course are responsible for ensuring that they meet all the necessary prerequisites and provide the required evidence, such as valid certificates for revalidation courses, on the first day of the course.

Failure to fulfill any of these prerequisites may lead to the participant being requested to leave the course. Please note that no refunds will be issued in such cases.

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