Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability

Conference
  • London and Home Counties
  • 4-11-2020
    /
    5-11-2020
  • 00:00 - 00:00
  • Non-Member - £500.00
    Company member - £400.00
    Member - £300.00
    + VAT
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Early-bird rate expires 31 July - prices will increase by £50 on 1 August 2020

Build renewables in a safe and sustainable way - ensure that your organisation has the necessary health, safety and sustainability practices in place.

Call for abstracts: deadline - 7 May 2020

We are now accepting abstracts that showcase best practice from across the globe and 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 of 200 words or less to sheetal@energyinst.org, summarising a project, case study or piece of research.

Why present? 


Presenting at this conference allows you to:
  • Increase the visibility of your work
  • Gain recognition for your technical knowledge and experience
  • Raise your company's profile
  • Build new partnerships
  • 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 by 17 April 2020

Conference summary:

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.

If you are a company member, please download the booking form to book your place - members and non-members can book online

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

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