GWO101 Fire Awareness

Participants who successfully complete the GWO-BST program will possess an awareness of hazards encountered when working within the wind industry and how to mitigate these hazards.

This half-day training course gives participants the basic knowledge and skills 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, and, if judged to be safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire using basic handheld firefighting equipment.


Prerequisites None
Duration of Training 4 hours
Duration of Refresher 4 hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio Theory – 12:1 | Practical – 12:2
Training Compliance

OSHA 1910.157
NFPA 10 Standards
GWO-BST Current Version

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the development and spread of fire.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the causes of fire in wind turbines and the hazards they relate.
  • Identify signs of a fire in a wind turbine environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, include smoke detection and emergency escape procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct actions on discovering and extinguishing a fire, including correct
  • operation of basic firefighting equipment.

Resource Materials:

Student training manual
Certificate of completion, wallet card, and helmet certification sticker

General Disclaimer:

All ENSA North America practical training exercises are implemented under a “Skills Based Evolution Process” which the student experiences as a layering approach, whereby a basic foundation is established, and through reaffirmation and confirmation, additional practical skills are applied to effectively demonstrate and apply through hands-on experiences the complexities of work and rescue at height, achieving success through confidence by all who participate.

Reaffirmation through testing is applied with the addition of correction to 100%. This unique philosophy in learning ensures all incorrectly answered test questions are tabled under whole group discussion to ensure maximum retention and understanding by all students.

All training programs are structured upon a pass or fail determination criteria and are in accordance with ANSI Z490.1 – 2016 Criteria for accepted practices in safety, health, and environmental training and under ENSA’s ISO 9001-certified quality management system.

Note: Students must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights. The training environment may require the use of specialized access methods such as those employed within suspension and rope access practices. These practices may be utilized as effective safety tools within the delivery of this program. They are not to be considered trained upon within this program.


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