GWO Fire Awareness

Course Aims 

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.  

Course Outcomes 

Upon completion, delegates will receive a GWO accreditation.  This information will be uploaded onto the delegates WINDA Account. The certification is valid for 2 years.  

Prontoport also offer refresher training for Fire Awareness. Please note, however, a delegate is only allowed to attend a refresher course in the specific Training Module prior to the date of expiry on the current certificate or training records. If a certificate or training record is expired, the Delegate must attend the full Basic Safety Training Module(s) to obtain a new training record. 

Duration: 1/2 day 


There are no prerequisites for this course, however, delegates must be physically fit enough to attend and carry out the practical element of the course. 

Course Content and Key Activities 

  • General health and safety duties of employers to their employees 

  • Personal responsibilities of employees and the self-employed 

  • Overview of relevant legislation

  • 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 

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