Tuesday 30 April 2019

New group to champion health and safety in onshore wind

New group to champion health and safety in onshore wind

A new group aimed at providing transparency and championing good practice in the onshore wind industry’s health and safety performance has been launched.

SafetyOn is a not-for-profit, member-led collaboration which brings together industry leaders, health and safety experts, regulators and supply chain organisations across the UK onshore wind sector.

A total of 19 onshore wind organisations have joined forces to establish the group - facilitated by the Energy Institute – to provide visibility about health and safety and assist industry stakeholders to ensure key emerging risks are mitigated through co-operation and shared learnings.

The group’s primary objective for the year is to develop a means of collecting industry-wide health and safety performance data and statistical analysis of industry trends.

Lindsay McQuade, SafetyOn Chair and Chief Executive of ScottishPower Renewables said: “The onshore wind sector is a story of success in the UK – its delivered investment of £35 billion, employs thousands and underpins the UK’s position as a leader in decarbonisation.

“With that success comes responsibility to ensure that every single employee has a safe and healthy working environment. I’m delighted to see the industry coming together to form SafetyOn to support this ambition.”

Additional Information

The founding members are:

  • Banks Renewables
  • EDF Renewables
  • ON Climate & Renewables UK
  • Enercon Services UK Ltd
  • Energy Institute
  • Fred Olsen Renewables
  • GE Energy (UK) Ltd
  • Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
  • Natural Power
  • Nordex Acciona Windpower
  • Renewable Energy Systems Ltd
  • RenewableUK
  • Senvion UK Ltd
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd
  • SSE Renewables
  • ScottishPower Renewables
  • Vattenfall UK
  • Ventient Energy
  • Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Ltd

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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