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

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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
David Griffiths, Head of SHE, SSE Renewables


1. Technical Session – Adapting

  • 09:00 - Welcome from the moderator
    Stuart King
    , Technical Manager, Human Factors & Power Utilities, Energy Institute
  • 09:05 - Offshore floating wind: why & what HSE challenges?
    Olav-Bernt Haga,
    Project Director, Hywind Tampen Offshore Wind Farm, Equinor
  • 09:20 - Learning from other industries – what gets in the way?
    Lorraine Braben, Human Factors Consultant, Lorraine Braben Consulting
  • 09:35 - Making toolbox talks effective
    Dr Victoria Murphy, Learning from Incidents Researcher, The Open University
  • 09:50 - Protecting our people and assets - how leading organisations are driving HSE performance improvement
    Al Hocking, Partner, EMEA Safety Services Lead, ERM
  • 10:05 - Q&A
    Moderator: Stuart King, Technical Manager, Human Factors & Power Utilities, Energy Institute
    Lorraine Braben, Human Factors Consultant, Lorraine Braben Consulting
    Dr Victoria Murphy, Learning from Incidents Researcher, The Open University
    Olav-Bernt Haga
    , Project Director, Hywind Tampen Offshore Wind Farm, Equinor
    Al Hocking,
    Partner – EMEA Safety Services Lead, ERM
  • 10:15 - Summary from the moderator
    Stuart King, Technical Manager, Human Factors & Power Utilities, Energy Institute
  • 10:20 - Networking Break
  • 10:30 - Panel discussion: Preventing fatalities, work-related illnesses and major accidents: enhancing our understanding of risk and prevention
    Session summary:
    Monitoring the effectiveness and measure you have in place to control risk
    How to improve risk management – sharing learning and improvements
    How to define ‘safety at work’ in creating a ‘100%’ HSE culture
    Insight into global standard for electrical safety and control of hazardous energy
    How to encourage safety behaviours to mitigate risk
    How to ensure highest levels of HSE governance and encourage appropriate personnel and leadership
    How to establish emergency response procedures
    How to eliminate occupational illnesses and injury and provide health awareness to minimise HSE risk to ensure employees and contractors go home safe and healthy
    Developing a process safety management system that ensure operations are running safely and efficiently
    How to continuously improved health and safety activities across a supply chain and with suppliers

    Moderator: Stuart King, Technical Manager, Human Factors & Power Utilities, Energy Institute
    Speakers:
    Sarah Newton
    , Chair, Health and Safety Executive
    Keith Wallace
    , Director, Service Region UK and Ireland, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
    Sivaneswaran Kamala Kannan FEI, Advisor, Group Health, Safety & Environment, Group Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Function, ADNOC
    Ewan McMillan
    , Health & Safety Director, Scottish Power Renewables, ScottishPower
    Sara Leavesley,
    Director of Corporate Real Estate, Management and Safety, Eon
  • 11:30 - Networking Break

2. Technical Session – Accelerating

  • 11:40 -  Welcome from the moderator
    Moderator: Beate Hildenbrand, Technical Manager, Offshore Wind, Energy Institute 
  • 11:45 - A regulator perspective on the challenges for deploying solar in Bahrain
    Rami Osman, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 12:00 - Net-zero: What? Why? When? Carbon literacy in energy organisations
    Dr Helen Rodgers, Director, DRH AMRE Consultants
  • 12:15 -  An update on the SusWIN blade recycling project
    Nicki Small, Onshore O&M Environmental Manager, SSE
  • 12:30 - Q&A
    Moderator: Beate Hildenbrand, Technical Manager, Offshore Wind, Energy Institute
    Dr Helen Rodgers, Director, DRH AMRE Consultants
    Rami Osman, Energy Efficiency Specialist
    , Energy Efficiency Specialist, Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), Kingdom of Bahrain 
  • 12:40 - Summary from the moderator
    Beate Hildenbrand, Technical Manager, Offshore Wind, Energy Institute
  • 12:45 - Networking Lunch Break

3. Technical Session – Integrating

  • 13:45 - Welcome from the moderator
    Mark Jenkins, Global Risk Manager, Siemens Gamesa 
  • 13:50 - Managing the challenges of minimally staffed assets
    Richard Roels
    , Independent Human Factors Specialist, Risk Consulting Network
  • 14:05 - Employee fatigue in offshore wind: towards a sustainable workforce
    Dr Stefi McMaster, Post Doctorate Researcher, Centre for Human Factors, University of Hull
  • 14:20 - 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
  • 14:35 - Physical health, demands and capacity among offshore wind technicians: A PhD study
    Anne Skov Østergaard, MSc. Human Physiology, PhD student, An industrial PhD collaboration between Ørsted and the University of Southern Denmark
  • 14:50 - Q&A
    Moderator:  Mark Jenkins, Global Risk Manager, Siemens Gamesa
    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, Risk Consulting Network
    Anne Skov Østergaard, MSc. Human Physiology, PhD student, An industrial PhD collaboration between Ørsted and the University of Southern Denmark
  • 15:05 - Summary from the moderator
    Mark Jenkins, Global Risk Manager, Siemens Gamesa
  • 15:10 - Networking Break
  • 15:20 - Workshops
  • Measuring learning from incidents

    Companies invest time and money to learn from accidents and near-misses and become a safer organisation, but how do you know if learning is actually happening? This research-backed workshop is a reduced version of the EI’s Hearts and Minds Measuring Learning workshop. It will involve several interactive exercises to guide participants through thinking about how learning from incidents could be evaluated in their company.#

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand how learning happens after an accident or near-miss
    • Identify indicators that learning is happening
    • Identify evidence that can be used to evaluate learning from incidents
    • Learn best practice from others

    Dr Victoria Murphy, Learning from Incidents Researcher, The Open University

    Cyber Security in the workplace

    This workshop will:

    • Introduce the key principles of cyber security
    • The benefit of a full systems security approach
    • Present the potential cyber security threats to energy suppliers
    • Discuss the protective measures organisations should consider

    Libby Mayfield, Director, The Human in Cyber

    ‘Only Together’ – how clients and contractors work together safely

    Together, they will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in contractor safety management process and principles, and human performance. Only together is all about collaboration between clients and contractors. This workshop and video is used for client and contractor staff involved in contractor HSE management (pre- and post- award).

    Learning outcomes:

    • People make mistakes and only together we can prevent harm
    • People normalise risk. Only together can we avoid incidents
    • People struggle with dilemmas and only together we can solve them. Learn how clients and contractors can best work together

    Heidi Mykland, Senior Contracts Safety Advisor, Shell
    David Bourbon
    , Behavioural Based Safety Expert Lead, Shell

    16:20 - Networking/End of day 1

08:50 - Welcome to the conference
David Griffiths, Head of SHE, SSE Renewables


1. Technical Session – Adapting

  • 09:00 - Welcome from the moderator
    Kate Harvey
    , General Manager, G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation
  • 09:05 -  HSE Management on large scale commercial Solar PV projects
    Mark Kenyon, Regional HSSEQ Manager, Marubeni
  • 09:20 - Managing process safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre
  • 09:35 - A Safety Toolbox for better learning from incidents
    Stuart King, EI Good Practice Manager – Human Performance and Power Systems, Energy Institute
  • 09:50 - Q&A
    Moderator: Kate Harvey, General Manager, G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation
    Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes
    , Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre
    Mark Kenyon,
    Regional HSSEQ Manager, Marubeni
    Stuart King, EI Good Practice Manager – Human Performance and Power Systems, Energy Institute 
  • 10:00 - Summary from the moderator
    Kate Harvey
    , General Manager, G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation
  • 10:05 - Networking Break
  • 10:15 - Panel discussion: Climate change and society: approaches and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable future
    Session summary:
    How to define and manage sustainability – why is it so important for businesses to adapt?
    What does reaching net zero mean and how is it achievable?
    Addressing the sustainability challenges to the business and stakeholders
    Scope 1 and 2: how to reduce emissions across the energy generation and operations
    Early learning from COP26 on the cleaner energy revolution
    How to reach carbon neutrality that is aligned with the 1.5°c pathway?
    How to aspire a systemic change to a greener society
    How can sustainable energy solutions tackle climate change?
    Transferring skills and knowledge of your current workforce
    Ensuring the integration of human rights in the energy transition and strengthening governance and management
    Strategies for zero waste: how to reuse or recycle recovered assets
    Insights and lessons learnt into how to increase individual impact in contributing towards a green world
    How to create an inclusive and diverse environment
    Exploring how different countries and cultures are approaching the low carbon energy system
    Advancing in science and engineering - accelerating the transition to a sustainable, low carbon society through developing and researching new technologies and business models  
    Transparency and sustainability reporting: the importance of ESG and how are organisations contributing to sustainable development

    Moderator: TBC
    Eskild Lund Sørensen, Head of QHSE Design Risk & Supply Chain, Ørsted
    David Acres
    , Head of Renewables Policy, EDF
    David Wright,
    Chief Engineer, National Grid GroupRoyal Dutch Shell 
  • 11:15 - Networking Break

2. Technical Session – Accelerating

  • 11:25 - Vibeke Randegaard Talstad, Head of HSE, Projects Organization, Equinor
  • 11:30 - Invited session
  • 11:45 - Designing residential solar PV system for UK to last: Are the current installation practices safe?
    Zaki Iqbal, Project Manager, Solapak development
  • 12:00 - Invited session
  • 12:15 - Q&A
    Moderator: Vibeke Randegaard Talstad, Head of HSE, Projects Organization, Equinor
    Zaki Iqbal, Project Manager, Solapak development 
  • 12:25 - Summary from the moderator
    Vibeke Talstad, Head of HSE Technology, Digital And Innovation, Equinor
  • 12:30 - Networking Lunch Break

3. Technical Session – Integrating

  • 13:30 - Welcome from the moderator
    Marcus Peters FEI
    , Head of HSE Offshore (Global) and Head of HSE Culture & Contractor Engagement (Global), RWE Renewables UK
  • 13:35 - The lifecycle analysis comparison of the different storage technologies
    Caroline Taylor, Director of Research & Development, Earth Shifts Global Today
  • 13:50 - Health, Safety, environment and sustainability solutions from the oil and gas industry
    Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA
  • 14:05 - Using toolbox talks to talk about human rights
    Alistair Pyle, Principal Consultant, Impactt
  • 14:20 - Digital Innovation enables safe and efficient front-line operations in Bp wind farms
    Ryan Linzner, Complex Manager, Fowler, Bp
    Tehsheena Shams, CEO & Founder, Dynamo
  • 14:35 - Q&A
    Moderator: Marcus Peters FEI, Head of HSE Offshore (Global) and Head of HSE Culture & Contractor Engagement (Global), RWE Renewables UK
    Alistair Pyle, Principal Consultant, Impactt
    Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA
    Caroline Taylor, Director of Research & Development, Earth Shifts Global Today
    Ryan Linzner, Complex Manager, Fowler, Bp
    Tehsheena Shams, CEO & Founder, Dynamo 
  • 14:50 - Summary from the moderator
    Marcus Peters FEI, Head of HSE Offshore (Global) and Head of HSE Culture & Contractor Engagement (Global), RWE Renewables UK
  • 15:00 - 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

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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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