Forewind Achieves 250,000 Work Hours with No Lost Time Incidents
Best practice health and safety is fundamental to Forewind’s activities and is essential to its success. During the past 12 months more than 250,000 work hours were completed with no lost time incidents.
Most of these worked hours involved high-risk activities during the installation of the second meteorological mast, and the operations and maintenance work on both masts. Forewind’s close cooperation with contractors, and innovative operational approach combined with its strong focus on health and safety meant that company was able to deliver the work without harm to people or the environment.
Forewind is working closely with contractors and service providers to introduce innovative ideas and approaches to common challenges therefore reducing overall risk levels.
Early in 2014, Forewind, SeaRoc and Universal Foundation Norway were joint runners-up in the Renewable UK and The Crown Estate Health and Safety Award for their innovative ‘human free’ installation technique used to install the Dogger Bank meteorological masts. Renewable UK said the use of the technique “showed the importance of effective safety communications and included invaluable information to enable wider industry learning for all companies operating in the wind, wave and tidal energy supply chain”.
“Health and safety continues to be at the top of our operational agenda and we intend to actively embed good practices in the way we work, learn from experience and share our knowledge across the industry,” said Nachaat Tahmaz, Forewind’s HSE Manager.