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  • 19 August 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

    A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)’s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer […]

  • 1 February 2012

    RenewableUK and The Crown Estate announced the first ever winner of a new award in recognition of outstanding health and safety performance in the renewables sector. The winner of the RenewableUK and The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2012 is E.ON Climate and Renewables. The announcement was made on the eve […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

      RenewableUK, Britain’s largest wind and marine energy association, and The Crown Estate announces the creation of the first ever health and safety awards scheme, to recognise outstanding performance in the renewable energy sector. The initiative will be open to all renewable energy technologies, and is another example of renewable industries working together to take […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Training & Education

    RWE Innogy has won this year’s Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award organised by RenewableUK and The Crown Estate. Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Offshore Emergency Response Team was declared winner during the Health and Safety Conference, which takes place today in Birmingham. The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is responsible for the entire offshore site, an […]

  • 31 January 2013

    RenewableUK, in partnership with The Crown Estate, has announced the winner of the Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award for 2013. Technip PIM was named as this year’s winner on the eve of RenewableUK’s annual Health and Safety conference in Sheffield, the UK’s premier health and safety event for the wind, wave and tidal energy […]

  • 11 April 2013

    SgurrEnergy has developed new health and safety guidelines for the offshore wind and marine energy industry on behalf of RenewableUK. The offshore wind and marine energy sectors are growing rapidly in the UK and are increasing in scale and complexity, with larger developments, situated further from shore, in deeper waters. These changes bring many opportunities, […]

  • 17 April 2015

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) held a Safer by Design workshop last month in Oslo, Norway, on the subject of emergency escape from a turbine nacelle in the event of a fire. The workshop was attended by a range of industry representatives with engineering and HSE backgrounds with presentations given from […]

  • 11 April 2012

    TAG Energy Solutions is to have its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards 2012. The Billingham-based company, which manufactures monopile foundations, substructures and jackets for the offshore renewables industry, will be presented with a Gold award at this RoSPA Occupational […]

  • 10 June 2014

    Samuel Leopold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power, has addressed the issue of safety in the offshore wind industry. A2SEA has published Mr. Leopold’s article on this subject: The offshore wind industry is facing two must-win battles. We need to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind turbines; and we need to improve […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Ports & Logistics

    Last week (Thursday 26th June), the Port of Milford Haven welcomed Mike Penning MP, the Minister of State responsible for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), where he was given an update on new safety systems and current port projects. The visit began at Pembroke Port where the Minister had the opportunity to see first-hand […]

  • 2 July 2014

    Hire Torque (HTL) has recently unveiled the No-Flog, an innovative product that could improve health and safety standards across industries, including the power generation and subsea sectors. The No-Flog eliminates the need for flogging hammers and spanners, giving workers hands-free control to eradicate the risk of trapped fingers. This ground-breaking solution can be used to […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    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 […]

  • 10 September 2012

    EWEA predicts that by the year 2030 there will be 293,000 working in the European offshore wind industry; an increase of over 250,000 people. This increase will require the industry to come together and ensure the safety of every single one of these workers. The offshore wind industry, is by large, self-regulatory in regard to […]

  • 1 July 2016

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable […]

  • 8 November 2012

    RenewableUK has announced that the IOSH President Subash Ludhra will be delivering a keynote address at Health & Safety 2013. Subash is a qualified occupational hygienist, now specialising in risk management and loss control. He has a wealth of experience gained from industry and commerce, both in the UK and overseas. IOSH are the biggest […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Alan Chivers, Chairman of  TÜV SÜD PMSS, the global renewable energy consulting firm, has been appointed to the RenewableUK board, the firm has announced. Alan Chivers has taken up his role on the board from June 2014, and will be responsible as HSE link in that position. With health and safety playing such a crucially […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Steel River Consultants (SRC) has taken exhibition space at the RenewableUK Health and Safety Conference 2013. This is the first time that SRC has exhibited at the conference and the team is looking forward to showcasing their HAZID/HAZOP software and fire risk assessment capabilities. Steel River offers a fresh approach to a wide range of […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    SeaRoc Group has won contracts for its Health and Safety services to provide advice and support to players involved in the offshore wind industry in Japan. The company will provide a full day training course to an expected 100 attendees consisting of developers, banks, insurance companies, EPCI contractors and members of industrial associations such as JWPA and […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Osiris Projects announced that their health & safety management system has successfully achieved OHSAS 18001:2007 certification, accredited by NQA. OHSAS 18001:2007 is the internationally recognised standard providing a cohesive framework for the monitoring, management and continuous improvement of occupational health and safety. This follows an excellent year for the company in terms of health and […]

  • 21 November 2012

    It is now three weeks until the leading offshore wind health and safety industry event. The Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit, taking place in Copenhagen on the 5-6th December, is selling out fast. Last week they saw a surge in bookings and numbers have now reached over 60! The top health and safety executives […]

  • 11 October 2012

    In a report of the offshore wind health and safety industry, where over 100 experts were surveyed, only 45% of them said that health and safety is the top priority for the offshore wind industry. On offshore projects, safety culture is considered the most challenging aspect. It appears that no one knows the right method […]

  • 2 August 2012

    BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been awarded the internationally recognised standard for occupational health and safety management systems, BS OHSAS 18001 following a rigorous audit. BMT has implemented a fully integrated management system which will allow the organisation to effectively identify, control and reduce the risks […]

  • 28 May 2012

    P&O Maritime has become a signatory to the RenewableUK “Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Health and Safety Accord” which aligns with P&O Maritime’s commitment to ensuring that Health and Safety is at the forefront of its operations within the European Offshore Renewables Industry. As a signatory to this accord, P&O Maritime is demonstrating its public […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy is seeking technical support to examine the potential for harmonisation and alignment of health and safety standards for onshore and offshore wind farms.

  • 3 December 2012

    Steven Brooker, a member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association from Bond Pearce law firm, will speak at this week’s Offshore Wind Health and Safety summit in Copenhagen, where he will touch upon the risks within the complex offshore wind supply chain arrangements and advise on lessons learned from oil and gas sector. Mr. […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Tidal Transit, the company that transports technicians to and from the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm (SSOWF), located between 17 and 23 miles off the coast of Norfolk in the North Sea, is playing an additional role in support of SSOWF’s health and safety initiatives. The company is now providing a medical first responder on […]