The 260-page document aims to assist those involved in onshore wind energy projects, at any stage of the lifecycle in understanding and managing health and safety risks effectively and in compliance with their legal duties.
Chris Streatfield, Director of Health and Safety, RenewableUK, said: “Sgurr Energy, the main author, has again gone above and beyond in the delivery of this project for what we expect will be regarded as an industry benchmark publication for many years ahead. Sgurr Energy’s quality management and professionalism throughout this project is to be commended.”
David Malcolm, Principal Engineer, Sgurr Energy – and author of the guidelines – said: “The guidelines are not just for health and safety specialists – anyone working on a wind farm has responsibility for health and safety and these guidelines aim to give concise and targeted advice, together with links to definitive sources of more detailed guidance.
“Integrating health and safety good practice into the management of projects and activities not only helps to keep people safe, but also avoids the delays and costs that can occur if hazards are only recognised at a later stage.”
Sgurr Energy, part of the oil and gas-focused Wood Group, has also previously prepared guidelines the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association, as well as assisting leading wind turbine manufacturers and project developers with health and safety issues.