heightec, working in partnership with SgurrEnergy, has developed “Good practice guideline: Working at height in the offshore wind industry” for the Energy Institute and the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association.
The guideline was launched on 2nd December 2014 at a G9 Stakeholder event in London and is one of a number that have been, or will be, developed to reflect the areas of greatest concern in the industry, drawing on incident data, consultations and surveys. The new guidelines will be adopted by the nine largest offshore developers in Europe to drive consistency in practices and techniques across the offshore wind industry.
The scope of work for the working at height guideline included analysing historical work at height incidents to identify trends and improvements and developing guidance and operational procedures for working at height. The heightec and SgurrEnergy teams also documented requirements for training, skills, fitness, working arrangements and key responsibilities for project managers.
The guideline can be downloaded free from the Energy Institute website.
© The heightec Group Ltd, January 2015