Dropsafe has signed a distribution deal with the Dutch fire and blast protection specialist Van Dam for dropped objects prevention solutions for the European offshore wind market.
According to Dropsafe, the offshore wind sector is subject to significant dropped object risks, with personnel transferring from vessels and engineers and other staff routinely carrying out maintenance operations at height.
The company emphasized that components are exposed to severe conditions at sea and structural components and light fittings are weakening due to corrosion and vibration.
“Europe is the most mature offshore wind market globally, setting the example for emerging markets in Asia and the Americas. In light of this, the industry must remain at the forefront of best practice in Health & Safety and take all opportunities to mitigate Drops risks,” said Mike Rice, Commercial Director at Dropsafe.
“Our partnership with Van Dam Maintenance & Repair will ensure our European distribution and support network can meet growing demand from wind farm owner operators – so that advanced Drops prevention solutions are easily accessible across the continent.”