Health & Safety
Ensuring the UK wind and marine energy sector is free of fatalities, injuries, work related ill-health and environmental incidents and is recognised as a safe and responsible place to do business.
Working with broad representation from our membership, and stakeholders such as the Health and Safety Executive and The Crown Estate, we act as a leading enabler, focusing our industry to achieve health and safety best practice.
In accordance with our health, safety and environmental strategy (pdf) we promote the health, safety and environmental agenda in the following ways:
- Health and safety training
We provide guidance and work in partnership with other organisations to set training standards and incorporate health and safety into skills and education programmes.
- Health and safety leadership
Our Wind and Marine Energy Health and Safety Accord is an example of industry engagement and leadership, and enables companies to proudly demonstrate their commitment to health and safety.
- Guidance and good practice
RenewableUK provides information about technical, legal and policy matters related to health and safety, including agreed industry standards and rules (e.g. Wind Turbine Safety Rules).
- Safety Benchmarking and Safety Alerts
Our benchmarking and Incident Reporting Initiative provides the most effective way for our members to report accidents, incidents and near events.
- Awarding Excellence
Our health and safety awards have been established to reward innovation and long-term improvement in health and safety performance.
- Events and knowledge sharing
RenewableUK holds a well-attended, annual Health and Safety Conference, workshops and events throughout the year.
- The Offshore Renewable Energy Emergency Forum (OREEF)
Established by RenewableUK to work with government, regulators, emergency services and the offshore renewables industry to prepare for emergencies.
- Environmental management
Scoping the key environmental protection issues that address the significant risks associated with the construction and operation of renewable energy projects.