GWO Basic Safety Training Fire Awareness
Basic Course Informations
In accordance with GWO and DGUV Information 205-001/023
Validity of the certificate for this course: GWO 24 months / DGUV 24 months
GWO BST Fire Awareness
EUR 220.00 plus VAT
EUR 261.80 incl. VAT
0.5 days / 4 lessons
The course has theoretical and practical parts in which the participants learn the basics of how to avoid fires, how to evacuate in case of fire and how to extinguish a fire using standardised fire extinguishing equipment. In accordance with § 10 of the Occupational Safety Act (ArbSchG) the employer is obliged to designate persons to perform firefighting and evacuation tasks. Fire protection assistants are to help the company to prevent fire risks and minimise risk of liability. Sound training and regular refreshers are necessary in order to safely and responsibly fulfil these tasks. Fire prevention assistants can perform immediate first measures such as reporting the fire, activating alarms and fighting incipient fires.
Persons who have already successfully completed a fire awareness / operational fire protection course in accordance with GWO / DGUV have the opportunity to refresh their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in order to receive new certification.
- Legislation, risks and dangers
- Ignition and spreading of fire
- Fire extinguishing
- Preventative fire protection
- Firefighting equipment in wind turbines
- Practical handling of fire extinguishing agents
Persons who work in areas at risk of fire and explosions.
A minimum of physical fitness is expected. Participants must not have any health-related restrictions, especially to the respiratory tracts, or suffer any cardiovascular diseases or spinal disorders.
In accordance with youth protection legislation, the minimum age for participation is 18 years
6 to 12 persons
A GWO and/or DGUV certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course. The second certificate can also be issued at a charge of EUR 25 (plus VAT) for the second (additional) certificate.
The GWO and DGUV certificates are both valid for two years.
We recommend you bring your own work clothing and S3 safety shoes that can cope with soiling under the flameproof clothing. The firefighting clothing and equipment required during training will be provided.
If required, the course certificates will be uploaded onto the GWO’s WINDA database.
Please note that it is only possible to upload the course onto the WINDA database if we are informed of the participant’s WINDA-ID by the start of the course.
For refresher courses it is also necessary to provide the expiry date of the preceding certificate.
The certificate cannot be uploaded without this information.