GWO Fire Awareness

Next Available Course: Upon Request

Duration: 1 Day

Validation: 2 Years (1 Year in Germany)

Awarding Body: GWO

Price per delegate: £115 +VAT

Price per course (max 12): £1150 +VAT

Location: Humber Emergency Planning Centre, Humberside international Airport, Kirmington, DN39 6AB


The GWO Fire Awareness course is valid for 2 years and outlines the basic safety training and competence recommended by Global Wind Organisation (GWO) trade association for personnel involved with work on wind turbines and any associated site or project infrastructure. The course syllabus outlines the general health and safety duties of employers to their employees in terms of fire safety and prevention.

Course Benefits

  • Qualified and experienced trainers - specialists in fire safety and GWO standards

  • Ability to apply best practice procedures for implementing safe fire prevention, manual handling, working at height, first aid and marine survival best practice techniques

  • Competence - delegates will meet the required competencies for fire awareness and safety in a renewable environment

  • Delegates will be able to help implement safe systems of work in their environment

  • Recognised GWO accreditation

  • Purpose-built training facilities and the ability to train at your site

  • ISO accredited business

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

Send Booking Enquiry

If you wish to send a booking enquiry or learn more about the GWO Fire Awareness Course, please contact us today on 01482 398521 or