G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation
The Energy Institute (EI) and the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) are working in partnership to develop a programme of good practice guidance on health and safety issues in the offshore wind sector.
The primary aim of the programme is to create and deliver world class health and safety performance across all of its activities in the offshore wind industry. The G+ will take a leading role in finding solutions to safety challenges that offshore wind projects face through gaining a better understanding of the risks, their root causes and possible mitigation actions to prevent further accidents and incidents.
On 25th November 2015, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) organised an Offshore Wind Leaders' workshop in Bootle. The G+ was given a clear mandate to take on a more visible leadership role in driving the improvement of health and safety performance in the offshore wind industry.
In 2013 the G+ partnered with the EI in order to deliver against its stated work programme. The EI provides the secretariat for the G+, while also providing administrative and project management and analytical support. The EI will also be the publisher of the G+ guidance documents and G+ members are also EI Partner Companies.
- Good Practice Guidelines: In 2014 the G+ developed and published two good practice guidelines which are available to download from the G+ website.
- HSE statistics: In 2016, the G+ has published the 2015 incident data report and the UK HSE statistics 2015 report.
- Safe by Design workshops: The G+ has held four Safe by Design workshops and have a programme in place for additional workshops in 2017.
Energy Institute work with the Crown Estate
The Energy Institute (EI) and the Crown Estate have collaborated on the development of good practice in the offshore renewables industry, to support the safe and successful delivery of renewable energy projects for the UK.
This has led to the publication of Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry.
Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry
Further details of the EI publications can be found: http://publishing.energyinst.org/
The EI's Knowledge Service and the Crown Estate have worked together to create the Offshore Wind Collection. This online resource holds over 100 Crown Estate publications to transfer knowledge and learning across the offshore wind sector.