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GWO Fire Awareness


Course Information

Date of Next Course: Thursday 23rd September

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1-2 Day GWO Fire Safety Training Course - covers all elemnts of fire safetyVenue: Humber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside International Airport, Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6AB 

Duration: 1/2 Day 

Validation: 2* Years (1 Year in Germany)

Awarding Body: GWO (Global Wind Organisation)

The GWO Fire Safety standard outlines the basic safety training and competence recommended by Global Wind Organisation (GWO) trade associations for personnel involved with work on wind turbines and any associated site or project infrastructure.

Looking to work within the renewables sector or revalidate your existing GWO Fire Safety qualification

HFR Solutions CIC has attained the GWO accreditations, therefore we can deliver the GWO Fire Safety course and the other four GWO key training standards for employees, contractors and technicians to achieve the recognised industry standards and qualifications to work within the renewables sector or simple just revalidate their existing qualifications.

GWO course qualifications compass of the following four key modules;

  • GWO Fire Safety
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Sea Survival
  • GWO Working at Height & Manual Handling Combined

HFR Solutions CIC - Meeting Your GWO Fire Safety Training Requirements

Due to our purpose-built training facilities and flexible working approach, we can deliver the GWO Fire Safety training module or all four training courses over an intensive five day training program. 

The GWO Fire Safety training course syllabus outlines the general health and safety duties of employers to their employees in terms of fire safety and prevention and covers the following key elements;

 Personal responsibilities of employees and the self-employed  Overview of relevant legislation
 Overview of relevant standards and guidance  Fire combustion and fire spread
 Hazards and risks relating to fires within the wind industry  Fire prevention 
 Fire extinguishing  Risk assessments and control measures for fire awareness
 Firefighting equipment used within the wind industry  Emergency procedures and safety instructions
 Appreciate the relevance of different company / site-specific H&S procedures and rules  


GWO Fire Safety - meeting GWO BST training standards

Course Benefits

Your delegates will receive the following course benefits;

  • Industry-standard - recognised GWO accreditation and is valid for two years (*One Year in Germany)
  • Competence - delegates will meet the required competencies for fire awareness and safety in a renewable environment
  • Qualified and experienced trainers - HFR Solutions CIC instructors are specialists in fire safety and GWO standards
  • Real-incident experiences - our instructors have handled rescue, at height, fire, medical and incident response scenarios in real-life 
  • Peace of mind for you– we have successfully delivered numerous working at height courses for the renewables sectors
  • Skills - Highly skilled workforce
  • Increased confidence - your delegates will be trained in best practice processes for fire safety in an offshore environment
  • Ability to apply best practice procedures – For implementing fire prevention, manual handling, working at height, first aid and marine survival best practice techniques
  • Safe systems of work – delegates will be able to help implement safe systems of work in their environments
  • In-situ - Our fire training courses can be delivered at your site (In-situ)
  • ISO accredited business - ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO 18001

Upon successful completion of the GWO Fire Awareness Training Course, delegates will receive a certificate to confirm they have successfully met the criteria.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates undertaking the 1/2 Day GWO First Awareness will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge - competence to meet the GWO fire awareness standards
  • Correct techniques - use best practice fire safety techniques
  • Best response – trained delegates will be able to handle small fires
  • Safer workplaces – safer employees and reduced chance of personal injury
  • Increased competence– greater insight and ability to implement best practice
  • Upskilled employees and contractors - Improved knowledge and confidence covering basic fire safety, safe lifting, working at height practices, basic lifesaving and sea survival techniques within a wind turbine and offshore locations 
  • Better prepared – for handling potential incidents encountered at an offshore location and wind turbine
  • Ability to apply best practice procedures – for implementing fire prevention, manual handling, working at height, first aid and marine survival best practice techniques

Relevant Legislation

For any employee undertaking responsibilities such as fire safety or acting in the role of a Fire Marshal, it may be well worth checking out the following legislation and fire regulations:

  • GWO Standards
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & 2015 

Risk Assessments

  • Management of Health & Safety at Work regulations 1992

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Don't Just Take Our Word For It......

"The four courses (Working at Height, Manual Handling Operations, Fire Safety and First Aid) offered by HFRS within Renewables have been “first class”. The expertise of the HFRS trainers have in the subjects areas is what makes HFRS “first class” as the trainers are from the Fire & Rescue Services that have “lived and breathed” real-life hazardous environments. 

The HFRS facilities are welcoming, have and use the proper equipment for courses content with great outdoor and indoor practical working exercise areas. Everyone is approachable, willing to help and support all the course attendees making your day most enjoyable."

Justin Kenyon, HSEO Advisor/Safety Engineer in Renewables, Centrica 

GWO Fire Awareness

Course Code: F08

Location - Humber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside International Airport, Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6AB 

Duration - 1/2 Day

Closed Course Information

Price per course - £1050.00 + VAT

Max 12 delegates

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