Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability

Building renewables in a safe and sustainable way

Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability 2021 Conference:

The use of renewable energy sources has dramatically increased over the last year - in the UK alone renewables has overtaken fossil fuels as the top source of electricity, with solar, wind, biomass and hydropower making up nearly 50% of the energy mix. Internationally, renewables have also expanded exponentially and will continue to do so, as lower prices mean that there's less barriers to ramp up their usage in the fight against climate change.

The key challenge facing the renewables industry going forward is to continue this growth on a fast-paced and large scale, whilst ensuring that health, safety and sustainability practices are not compromised.

Organisations will need to work hard to improve and maintain their health and safety performance, and ensure renewables are sustainable. This involves understanding the risks to workers, the wider public, the plants, and the environment, as well as assessing the long-term sustainability of different renewable technologies.

This conference will showcase best practice from across the globe and explore the latest research and guidance on building renewables. Technologies covered include solar, energy storage, onshore/offshore wind and energy from waste.

The climate emergency means that organisations cannot afford to be hesitant in replacing traditional forms of energy with renewables, therefore having robust health, safety and sustainability practices in place now is essential.

Early-bird rate until 1 April 2021 - book before then to save up to £50

Early-bird prices:

  • Member - £300
  • Company Member - £400
  • Non-Member - £500

Registration closes at 17:00 GMT on 16 November 2021

If you are a company member, please email for the promo code needed book your place - members and non-members can book online.

New bookers: after creating an account with the Energy Institute, you will receive a verification email before you can book. If you do not receive this, please contact to validate your account.

17 - 18 November 2021


EI Knowledge Partner


Over the past decade and beyond, the global energy sector has made significant progress towards a new energy economy. A wide range of emerging energy technologies are expected to play an important role in reshaping the way we satisfy our energy requirements. The extent to which they do so, however, will depend fundamentally on their ability to be harnessed safely.

Sound health, safety and sustainability performance will be vital to the technologies’ ability to gain public, investor and wider industrial/commercial confidence.

During this conference we will be sharing international best practice to manage and control these hazards more effectively.

This conference will:

  • Bring the renewable energy community together
  • Demonstrate case studies on how to become safer and manage health, wellbeing, and sustainability
  • Raise awareness of global good practice and standards within the renewable sector
  • Provide opportunities to network and engage
  • Share insights that improve health, safety, and sustainability performance globally

Conference topics

  • Contractor engagement/management
  • Control room design
  • Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics
  • HF in Bowties
  • Leadership
  • Lone/remote working
  • Managing human performance
  • Multinational workforces
  • Safety culture
  • Shift work and fatigue
  • Health effects of fatigue
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Fitness standards
  • Working in different weather conditions
  • Manual handling
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Risks and hazards caused by natural disasters
  • Fire safety
  • Personal safety
  • Electrical
  • Contamination/pollution
  • Corrosion
  • Etc.
  • Learning from other industries
  • Trends in incident data by sector
  • key performance indicators
  • Case studies
  • Safety leadership
  • Process safety
  • Personal safety
  • Asset management
  • Emergency planning
  • Technologies that improve HSE - Digitalisation/Industry 4.0
  • Predictive analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Human rights
  • License to operate
  • Sharing sustainable development case studies, good practice (meeting sustainability goals)
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Using big data to monitor performance
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Decommissioning – Learning from other sectors
  • Skills and behaviour challenges and gaps in the renewable sector
  • Transferable skills from other sectors
  • Approaches to training and development
  • Developing leaders

Who should attend

Anyone working in the renewable energy generation industry, including:

Wind Wind
Solar Solar
Energy from waste Energy from waste
Hydro Hydro

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