Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability 2020

Conference
  • London and Home Counties
  • 4-11-2020
    /
    5-11-2020
  • 09:00 - 18:00

Health and safety in the new energy economy 

The scale and speed of change towards a new energy era could pose a significant challenge to health and safety. As emerging technologies arrive into the marketplace, new players join the energy industry and small and large businesses play a greater role; some new hazards will be associated with its energy use and production. In addition, many known hazards will extend into new environments and contexts. All of these may have a potential impact in the energy sector transforming to a new energy economy.

Call for abstracts: deadline - 17 April 2020

We are now accepting abstracts that showcase best practice from across the globe and which illustrate the latest research and guidance on building renewables. This includes solar, energy storage, onshore/offshore wind and energy from waste. For your chance to present at this conference, simply send a short abstract to us of 200 words or less, summarising a project, case study or piece of research.

Why present? 

Presenting at this conference can allow you to increase the visibility of your work and gain recognition for your technical knowledge and experience. This opportunity can also allow you to raise your company's profile, build new partnerships and support the industry by sharing experiences. 

Abstract topics include:

Key hazards in the renewable sector (people, plant and environment)
  • Risks and hazards caused by natural disasters
  • Fire safety 
  • Personal safety 
  • Electrical 
  • Contamination/pollution 
  • Corrosion
Risk Management 
  • Safety leadership 
  • Process safety 
  • Personal safety 
  • Asset management 
  • Emergency planning 
  • Technologies that improve HSE
  • Predictive analytics 
  • Cyber security 
Human Factors 
  • Managing human performance 
  • HF in bow ties
  • Control room design 
  • Ergonomics 
  • Shift work and fatigue 
  • Contractor engagement/management 
  • Safety culture
  • Multinational workforce's
  • Leadership 
Sustainability, Ethical and Social Governance 
  • Human rights
  • License to operate 
  • Sharing sustainable development case studies and good practice 
  • Life cycle analysis 
  • Using big data to monitor performance 
  • Sustainable procurement 
  • Decommissioning - learning from other sectors 
Skills and Competence 
  • Skills and behaviour challenges and gaps in the renewable sector 
  • Transferable skills from other sectors
  • Approaches to training and development 
  • Developing leaders
Health and Well-being 
  • Health effects of fatigue 
  • Psychological well-being 
  • Fitness standards 
  • Working in different weather conditions 
  • Manual handling 
  • Occupational hygiene 
Measure, Review and Improve
  • Learning from other industries
  • Trends in incident data by sector 
  • Key performance indicators 
  • Case studies 
To apply:
  • Prepare an abstract (200 words) on the topic you intend to present, in Microsoft Word format
  • Indicate presenter(s) and co-authors with their affiliation
  • Indicate your preference of presentation: (poster or oral)
  • Indicate your preferred session
  • Submit the abstract to Sheetal at sheetal@energyinst.org before: 17 April 2020

Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability  


Sound health and safety credentials will be vital to the technologies’ ability to gain the publics’, investors’ and wider industrial/commercials’ confidence.

During this conference, expert speakers will be sharing international good practices to manage and control these hazards more effectively.

This conference will aim to:
  •  Share insights that improve health and safety performance globally 
  •  Demonstrate case studies on how to become safer and healthier
  • Raise awareness of global health and safety practices within the renewable sector 
  • Bring the community together
  • Provide opportunities to network and engage

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