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Fire Awareness

The GWO Fire Awareness Course (Global Wind Organisation) is intended for everyone working in the wind industry. During this fire awareness course, the delegate learns about all the ins and outs regarding the causes and dangers of fire in a wind turbine and how things can best be handled in case of fire. During this GWO Fire Awareness course, both theoretical and practical aspects will be discussed.

The outbreak of fire in wind turbines can cause great panic, but no lives can be saved by panicking. It is therefore extremely important that everyone knows how to act in these dangerous situations.

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During the GWO Fire Awareness course, in accordance with guidelines of the GWO (Global Wind Organisation) everything the delegate needs to know will, he/she will learn within half a day. After theoretical lessons regarding everything about fire in wind turbines, there will training of the practical side by practicing different scenarios. During the practical part of the Fire awareness course, the delegates learns how he/she can get his/herself and colleagues to safety the best way possible.

There is also a GWO Basic Safety Training Course which offers this GWO Fire Awareness course together with GWO First Aid, GWO Working at Heights, GWO Sea Survival and GWO Manual Handling.

Course Content:

  • The emergence of a fire, how it develops and the dangers of an outbreak of a fire in a wind turbine
  • Recognizing fire hazards
  • Act the right way during the outbreak of a fire: proper use of extinguishing agents such as various fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • Contingency plans including emergency escape procedures and smoke detection
  • Personal safety

Kindly note, the course is in German at our location Bremerhaven.

Use the “Book” button below to go to our booking form to book the course. In case of questions, you can call us on +1 (985) 217 9284 or contact us via our contact form.

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FAQ

What is GWO?

GWO stands for ‘Global Wind Organisation’. It is a non-profit organisation and has provided the Basic Safety Training standards for the wind industry since 2012.

What does the GWO Fire Awareness course consist of?

Throughout this course, the delegate will be taught about potential fire hazards when working in a windturbine, when and how fires can arise in a windturbine, the proper response when faced with a fire hazard, how the delegate can get themselves and their colleagues to safety and much more. The GWO Fire Awareness Course is also part of the GWO Basic Safety Training Course.

How is the GWO Fire Awareness course taught?

The GWO Fire Awareness course consists of a theoretical and practical part.

What does WINDA stand for?

WINDA is the name of the Global Wind Industry Training Records Database. It maintains data on the certification status of GWO Certified Training Providers as well as the status of delegates that have attended courses. The delegate is required to create an account for WINDA, as a sticker and registration are added in WINDA upon succesful completion of a course. No certificate is provided.

Click here to create an account in WINDA. Upon successful registration, the user receives a WINDA ID. The WINDA ID is required for us to add the GWO Course to the account of a delegate, including the Basic Training Course.

The employer also has the option of creating an account, allowing them to verify the training status of their (potential) employees.

For more information about the organisation account, click here.

For more information about the delegate account, click here.

At what times does training take place?

Training takes place between 7:30 and 16:00 (7:30 AM and 4:00 PM). Anyone participating is required to be present at the training centre at 7:30. Any who are not will be charged for lost time. The client will be notified.

Is food provided for or should I bring this myself?

Lunch is provided by FMTC. Tea and coffee are also available.

What do I need to bring to this course?

If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials are provided for by the FMTC.

Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail when booking the course.

In which language is this course taught?

All our courses are taught in English.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

At what time should I book a flight back?

We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

Do I need a physical examination for this course?

GWO courses do not require an examination.

How do I book a physical examination?

When a physical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

When will I have my physical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the physical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

How can I book a hotel?

When a hotel is required, this can be indicated on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail or call us to let us know.

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