Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability

Making renewable energy safe and sustainable

Safety

  • Safe design
  • Safety leadership
  • Process safety
  • Asset management (e.g. corrosion)
  • Personal safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Human factors, including safety culture
  • Digitalisation & cybersecurity
  • Contractor and supply management
  • Emergency response and crisis management
  • Getting the best out of our people - developing individuals to meet the new challenges and worker engagement

Areas of particular interest

  • Learning from a pandemic and crisis
  • Integrating HSE into wider business strategies and processes

Environment

  • Emissions reduction
  • Ecological impacts
  • Recycling and the circular economy
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Strategies for zero waste

Area of particular interest

  • Minimising the present and future plastic waste, energy and environmental footprints

Health

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Fitness standards
  • Fatigue
  • Occupational hygiene

Sustainability

  • Human rights
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Energy balance
  • Resource usage
  • Investing in energy efficiency
  • Getting the best out of our people - developing individuals to meet the new challenges and worker engagement

Areas of particular interest

  • Monitoring changes in human behaviour during the pandemic: Impacts and opportunities in emission and carbon footprint management?
  • Assessing the potential of digitalisation as a tool for climate change adaptation
  • Innovation for the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for R&D
  • Transition and strategies to a green recovery and low carbon economy
  • Water resource management
  • Implementing and delivering against SDGs and the Paris Agreement - The climate action story: progress and outlook
  • Early outcomes from COP26 – what further acceleration is required?
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EI LIVE Free Webinar | What does process safety mean for the renewables industry?
11 May 2021, 11:00-12:35 BST

Registration closes at 17:00 BST on 10 May 2021.

The use and scalability of renewable energy is fully dependent on their ability to be harnessed safely and securely. During this webinar we will focus on addressing process safety management and the approaches to manage hazards and how to develop plant systems and procedures to prevent harm. We will aim to discuss and share solutions on:

  • Understanding what exactly ‘process safety’ means for the renewable sector, and why it is important
  • Driving and coordinating significant business change – How can leaders make process safety an integral part of everyone’s role and leading an operational transformation programme
  • Providing access to proven frameworks and tool kits
  • Discussing methodology and building capability to improve safety
  • Sharing lessons to improve competence and capability in process safety
  • Developing key indicators and dashboard:
    - Understanding hazards and creating barriers
    - Classification of incidents
    - Identifying key performance indicators
    - Approaches to monitoring
    - Review and governance process – considering a cascading up approach

11:00 - Welcome from the chair
Lisa Mallon, Executive EHS Leader, GE Renewable Energy 

11:05 - Leading operational transformation programme

  • Understanding what exactly ‘process safety’ means for the renewable sector, and why it is important
  • How can leaders make process safety an integral part of everyone’s role?
  • Discussing methodology and building capability to improve safety
  • Sharing lessons to improve competence and capability in process safety

Trevor Johnson, Wind and Marine Energy Team, Energy Division, Health and Safety Executive
Simon Burwood CEng MISTR, Partner, ERM

11:30 - Insight into Energy Institute’s process safety management framework

  • Providing access to proven frameworks and tool kits
  • Providing cross-sectoral learnings and insights for the renewable sector

Dr Stephen Bater CEng FEI, Director, Intelligent Business Analytics

11:40 - How we have shifted from a traditional HS&E approach to more of an inclusive approach

  • Incorporating process safety into what we refer to Asset and Plant Safety

Marcus Peters FEI, Head of HSE Offshore (Global) and Head of HSE Culture & Contractor Engagement (Global), RWE Renewables UK

12:05 - Q&A
Moderator: Lisa Mallon, Executive EHS Leader, GE Renewable Energy
Trevor Johnson, Wind and Marine Energy Team, Energy Division, Health and Safety Executive
Dr Stephen Bater CEng CEnv FEI, Director, Intelligent Business Analytics
Marcus Peters FEI,
Head of HSE Offshore (Global) and Head of HSE Culture & Contractor Engagement (Global), RWE Renewables UK
Simon Burwood CEng MISTR, Partner, ERM

12:25 - Summary from the chair and closing remarks
Lisa Mallon, Executive EHS Leader, GE Renewable Energy

Register for the free webinar

Adapting | Accelerating | Integrating

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, securely and sustainably.

Renewables are key to the energy mix of the future, and companies (large and small) will need to work hard to ensure the generation, storage and use of renewable energy is safe, secure, and sustainable. It is important that we understand and manage the risks associated with health, safety, and sustainability, and take opportunities to learn from others.

Sound health, safety and sustainability performance will be vital to the technologies’ ability to gain the confidence of the public, investors and wider industry. As such, this conference will be delivered in the context of the following themes:

  • Adapting: Designing strategies that are flexible and can evolve quickly in response to anticipated changes in the market and operations
  • Accelerating: Increasing capacity and facilitating integration into a country’s infrastructure in a safe, responsible and sustainable way
  • Integrating: Advancing system design, planning and operations in a safe, responsible and sustainable way

During this conference, we will be sharing international good practices and cross-sectoral learning, to ensure we manage and control our hazards safely and responsibly and protect our planet by delivering a more sustainable energy system. This conference will aim to:

  • Share insights that improve health and safety and delivering a more sustainable energy system
  • Demonstrate case studies on how to become safer, manage health and wellbeing
  • Demonstrate case studies on how to deliver sustainability throughout the project lifecycle
  • Raise awareness of global good practice and standards within the renewable sector
  • Bring the renewable energy community together
  • Share cross-sectoral learning
  • Provide opportunities to network and engage

08:50 - Welcome to the conference


1. Technical Session – Adapting

  • 09:00 - Use of 2nd life electric vehicle batteries for static energy storage
    Nicolas Chouleur, Partner, Everoze
  • 09:15 - Learning from other industries – what gets in the way?
    Lorraine Braben, Human Factors Consultant, Lorraine Braben Consulting
  • 09:30 - Making toolbox talks effective
    Dr Victoria Murphy, Learning from Incidents Researcher, The Open University
  • 10:00 - Q&A
    Lorraine Braben, Human Factors Consultant, Lorraine Braben Consulting
    Dr Victoria Murphy, Learning from Incidents Researcher, The Open University
    Nicolas Chouleur
    , Partner, Everoze
  • 10:20 - Networking Break
  • 10:30 - Panel discussion: Preventing fatalities, work-related illnesses and major accidents: enhancing our understanding of risk and prevention
    Sarah Newton, Chair, Health and Safety Executive
  • 11:30 - Networking Break

2. Technical Session – Accelerating

  • 11:40 - A regulator perspective on the challenges for deploying solar in Bahrain
    Rami Osman, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 11:55 - Net-zero: What? Why? When? Carbon literacy in energy organisations
    Dr Helen Rodgers, Director, DRH AMRE Consultants
  • 12:25 - Q&A
    Dr Helen Rodgers, Director, DRH AMRE Consultants
    Rami Osman, Energy Efficiency Specialist
    , Energy Efficiency Specialist, Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Kingdom of Bahrain 
  • 12:45 - Networking Lunch Break

3. Technical Session – Integrating

  • 13:45 - Managing the challenges of lone working
    Richard Roels, Independent Human Factors Specialist, RJ Roels
  • 14:00 - Employee fatigue in offshore wind: towards a sustainable workforce
    Dr Stefi McMaster, Post Doctorate Researcher, Centre for Human Factors, University of Hull
  • 14:15 - Energy Institute's Process Safety Management Framework, and Renewable Energy including Performance Monitoring and Associated Audit Applications
    Dr Stephen Bater CEng CEnv FEI, Director, Intelligent Business Analytics
  • 14:45 - Q&A
    Dr Stefi McMaster, Post Doctorate Researcher, Centre for Human Factors, University of Hull
    Dr Stephen Bater CEng CEnv FEI, Director, Intelligent Business Analytics
    Richard Roels
    , Independent Human Factors Specialist, RJ Roels
  • 15:05 - Summary and closing remarks
  • 15:15 - Networking Break
  • 15:25 - Workshops

08:50 - Welcome to the conference


1. Technical Session – Adapting

  • 09:15 - Managing process safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre
  • 09:45 - Q&A
    Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre
  • 10:05 - Networking Break
  • 10:15 - Panel discussion: Climate change and society: approaches and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable future
  • 11:15 - Networking Break

2. Technical Session – Accelerating

  • 11:40 - Designing residential solar PV system for UK to last: Are the current installation practices safe?
    Zaki Iqbal, Project Manager, Solapak development Limited
  • 12:10 - Q&A
    Zaki Iqbal, Project Manager, Solapak development Limited
  • 12:30 - Networking Lunch Break

3. Technical Session – Integrating

  • 13:30 - The lifecycle analysis comparison of the different storage technologies
    Caroline Taylor, Director of Research & Development, Earth Shifts Global Today
  • 13:45 - Health, Safety, environment and sustainability solutions from the oil and gas industry
    Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA
  • 14:00 - Using toolbox talks to talk about human rights
    Alistair Pyle, Principal Consultant, Impactt
  • 14:30 - Q&A
    Alistair Pyle, Principal Consultant, Impactt
    Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA
    Caroline Taylor, Director of Research & Development, Earth Shifts Global Today
  • 14:50 - Summary and closing remarks
  • 15:00 - Networking Break
  • 15:10 - Workshops
  • 16:10 - Networking/End of day 2

Prices:

  • Member - £200
  • Company Member - £250
  • Non-Member - £300

Registration closes at 17:00 GMT on 16 November 2021

If you are a company member, please email fferrari@energyinst.org 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 fferrari@energyinst.org to validate your account.

17 - 18 November 2021

Online

EI Knowledge Partner

IBM

Sponsors

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Supporting Organisations

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Conference topics

  • Safe design
  • Safety leadership
  • Process safety
  • Asset management (e.g. corrosion)
  • Personal safety
  • Electrical safety
  • Human factors, including safety culture
  • Digitalisation & cybersecurity
  • Contractor and supply management
  • Emergency response and crisis management
  • Getting the best out of our people - developing individuals to meet the new challenges and worker engagement

Areas of particular interest

  • Learning from a pandemic and crisis
  • Integrating HSE into wider business strategies and processes
  • Emissions reduction
  • Ecological impacts
  • Recycling & circular economy
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Strategies for zero waste

Area of particular interest

  • Minimising the present and future plastic waste, energy and environmental footprints
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Fitness standards
  • Fatigue
  • Occupational hygiene
  • Human rights
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Energy balance
  • Resource usage
  • Investing in energy efficiency
  • Getting the best out of our people - developing individuals to meet the new challenges and worker engagement

Areas of particular interest

  • Monitoring changes in human behaviour during the pandemic: Impacts and opportunities in emission and carbon footprint management?
  • Assessing the potential of digitalisation as a tool for climate change adaptation
  • Innovation for the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for R&D
  • Transition and strategies to a green recovery and low carbon economy
  • Water resource management
  • Implementing and delivering against SDGs and the Paris Agreement - The climate action story: progress and outlook
  • Early outcomes from COP26 – what further acceleration is required?

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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