Course code
Validity certificate
2 years
Course duration
4 hours
Course price (excl. VAT)

Intended for

Personnel working on onshore and offshore wind farms during construction and or maintenance.


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 content

  • Knowledge of the development and spread of fire.
  • Practical exercises in extinguishing a small fire.
  • Correct actions for discovering a fire including correct use and fire extinguishing using firefighting equipment in a wind turbine.
  • Decide which extinguishing agent should be used in given situation and the effects of extinguishing and combustible materials present.
  • Identify any sign of a fire in a wind turbine environment.
  • Knowledge of the contingency plans in a wind turbine environment, including smoke detection and emergency escape procedures.
  • Knowledge of the causes of fires in wind turbines and the related dangers.

Course details

Prerequisite training
The course participant must be in the possession of a valid registration in WINDA of the GWO Fire Awareness (basic / refresher) module. If a valid GWO training certificate is issued before October 17, 2016, we need a copy of this valid certificate before the start of the training.
Medical requirement(s)
No medical certificate required, delegate must be fit for work.
Course language
Dutch and English
Maximum No. of participants
Additional information
For groups we can schedule this course in consultation. The training will be registered in WINDA.
Registration costs (excl. VAT)
€ 9,44

Start dates

Zeilmakersweg 10
Den Helder
Available seats: 8
Zeilmakersweg 10
Den Helder
Available seats: 7