Energy Institute and G9 group publish first offshore wind safety guidelines

G9 logo Offshore Wind Health and Safety AssociationThe G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) – in partnership with the Energy Institute – has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety,

The publications-  Working at height in the offshore wind industry and The safe management of small service vessels used in the offshore wind industry – are the first such guidelines to be issued by the G9.

They represent an important step towards fulfilling the association’s ambition to provide leadership on the HSE challenges facing the rapidly-growing offshore wind industry.

In 2010, nine of the world’s largest offshore wind developers came together to form the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association. Scots utility giants Scottish & Southern Energy and Scottish Power are founding members.

Benj Sykes, Head of Asset Management, DONG Energy Wind Power, and Chairman of G9 said: “These guidelines represents a significant milestone for us – but it is only the start.

“Together with the other members of G9, I look forward to working with our colleagues in our own organisations and in the supply chain to see these guidelines implemented, improving safety on our offshore wind farms.’

Ninety delegates attending a stakeholder forum heard from key G9 members on the achievements of the association in 2014, with a focus on the efforts undertaken to develop the good practice guidelines, with particular focus on diving operations and helicopter operations. 

 

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