Our GWO Fire Awareness course is carried out at our training facility in Kent in the South East of the UK, fully accredited by the Global Wind Organisation as one of the 5 modules of the Basic Safety Training Standard (BST) and taught by expert instructors with experience in the industry.
The aim of this course is to give the participants the basic knowledge and skills through theoretical and practical training to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire, manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire and, if it is judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic hand held firefighting equipment.
Duration: 1/2 day Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1 : 6 Location: Sheerness Certificate Validity: 2 years
The BST Fire Awareness Module shall ensure that the Delegates are able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the development and spread of fire
Demonstrate knowledge of the causes of fires in wind turbines and the related dangers
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 for discovering a fire including correct use and fire extinguishing using firefighting equipment in a WTG
All personnel participating in GWO Basic Safety Training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Delegates will be required to sign a statement stating that they are medically fit to participate in the safety training and that they do not suffer from any medical illness or are under influence of any narcotic substance or alcohol.
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The Global Wind Organisation is an association of Wind Turbine owners and manufacturers with the aim of supporting an injury-free work environment in the wind industry. In response to the demand for recognisable Basic Safety Training (BST) in the industry the members of the GWO have developed a safety standard. The standard ensures that the work of any certified Training Provider is competent and proficient. To obtain GWO approval, organizations are subject to an in-depth audit process performed by an accredited Certification Body.