Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind HSE Industry Commits to Harmonising European Regulations

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Over 80 offshore wind health and safety experts took part in an offshore wind market survey last week. See the market overview created by Wind Energy Update to understand the industry and implement the solutions and ideas into your business plan to help reduce the frequency of HSE incidents on your offshore wind project.

With the fast pace of growth in the offshore wind industry there is a spike in the amount of people working offshore in Europe. Therefore health and safety is more prevalent than ever. Wind Energy Update undertook a market review of the offshore wind health and safety industry wanting to understand the current challenges in the industry, and those, if left unsolved, will grow.

The survey which asked ten industry specific questions enabled participants to air their views. 60% of the participants were either a training provider, energy producer or a wind turbine manufacturer. Of all participants 70% were health and safety managers; with over 90% of participants being from Europe.

Some great conclusions were drawn from the market report, which can be viewed here.

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With the different wind turbines and basic certifications for offshore wind, creating a common standard for offshore wind health and safety could have several positive implications for the industry; including saving time and reducing training spend. Every participant believed that it would be a good idea to harmonise the different European offshore wind HSE regulations. This regulatory change could only promote the mobility of the ever growing offshore wind workforce.

The Offshore Wind Health and Safety Market overview has been made in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit (5-6th December, Copenhagen). This review will give an insight into the views of the entire European offshore wind industry on the state of health and safety, and give help in understanding the challenges being faced in this area. Use the results to help reduce the frequency of HSE incidents on offshore wind projects.

To see the full Offshore Wind Health and Safety Market Overview 2012 click here.

Please contact for any enquiries :

Carrianne Matta
VP Health and Safety | Wind Energy Update
+44(0)207 3757 164 | carrianne (at) windenergyupdate (dot) com

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