GWO BST Fire Awareness Refresher

Course Info

  • Certification

    A GWO certificate will be issued which remains valid for 2 years

  • Duration

    Half Day

  • Price

    €195 (includes WINDA Registration Fee, lunch & refreshments)

  • Who Is It for?

    Anyone wishing to renew their certification to work in the Renewables and Wind Energy Industry

  • Accommodation Options

    For confirmed course bookings, participants can avail of discounted rates (from €50B&B)with our Partner Hotels. Contact us for further info.

Course Overview

GWO Fire Awareness provides the knowledge, skills and confidence to appropriately respond in the event of a fire emergency in a WTG or the wind industry work environment.

Participants will learn the proper use of personal protective equipment, emergency equipment and emergency procedures common to the wind industry.

This training comprises of experience of a realistic wind turbine environment, live fire training using a range of first aid fire appliances to combat a fire and evacuate to a safe environment from a smoke filled environment.

Course Content

A GWO Fire Awareness training course includes knowledge and skills:

  • to prevent fire and conduct initial and appropriate judgement when evaluating a fire
  • to manage evacuation of personnel to ensure all are safely evacuated and accounted for in the event of an unmanageable fire
  • if it is judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire by using basic handheld firefighting equipment.

Participants will be able to;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the causes, development and spread of fire in wind turbines and the related dangers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contingency plans in a WTG, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct actions upon discovering a fire including raising alarms and correct use of firefighting equipment in a wind turbine generator.
  • Demonstrate responding to smoke in a WTG environment, including use of smoke hoods and escape techniques


To attend the GWO Fire Awareness, participants must:

  • Register for a personal WINDA profile before arriving for the course
  • For those completing GWO Fire Awareness Refresher training, hold a valid GWO FAW Cert and provide a valid WINDA ID
  • Be over 18, physically and medically fit

How To Book

To secure your place you can book online, call us directly on +353 74 9135999 or fill out our enquiry form here.

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