Analytical and practical Fire Awareness training gives students the basic knowledge and skill set to: make proper assessments when evaluating fires, prevent fires, properly conduct an evacuation and ensure all are accounted for in the event of a fire that is uncontrollable. If conditions are deemed safe, one should be able to effectively extinguish a fire using commonly found, handheld fire fighting equipment.
Fire Awareness Training | Student understanding includes the demonstrated ability to:
Identify any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment
Implement contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures
Take correct action upon discovering a fire
Understand the causes of fires in wind turbines and the associated dangers
Understand the development and spread of fire
The aim of this four-hour training course (one of the four GWO BST modules) is to give participants the
basic knowledge and skills to prevent fires, conduct initial and appropriate judgment 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 to be judged safe, to efficiently extinguish an initial fire using basic
handheld fire equipment.