Sgurr Energy launches UK’s first onshore renewables safety training scheme

SGurr Energy renewable safety trainingA Glasgow-based renewables consultancy has launched Britain’s first onshore renewables safety training scheme.

The Site Manager Safety Training Scheme – which is CITB approved – is the first of its kind to be designed specifically for renewables professionals in the UK.

It will be delivered across the UK by health and safety experts from Sgurr Energy, part of the Wood Group international conglomerate.

The training scheme aims to inform site managers, agents and supervisors on the safe management of onshore renewable projects in accordance with current legal provisions.  At the end of the five day course, delegates will be able to implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation, as well as new guidance and industry best practice. 

The programme consists of the core SMSTS syllabus and is tailored to onshore renewables, covering content relevant to the whole lifecycle of renewable energy installations from pre-construction through to decommissioning. 

The training will cover Renewable UK current health and safety guidelines and group activities will focus on real life case studies from real situations and experiences, as well as wider industry projects. 

Steve McDonald, joint founder of Sgurr Energy, said: “Health and safety is paramount to all of us in the renewable energy industry, where there are some specific risks to be conquered in these unique renewables environments.

Paul Taylor, Health and Safety Manager, Sgurr Energy, added: “As the first of its kind in the industry, this course will deliver essential knowledge and skills to those who will be hands-on in the onshore renewable energy environment.”


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