Renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy has developed the Onshore Wind Health and Safety Guidelines 2015 for RenewableUK, the U.K.'s renewable energy trade association.
According to SgurrEnergy, the guidelines assist those involved in onshore wind energy projects, at any stage of the lifecycle, in understanding and managing health and safety risks effectively and getting within compliance with their legal duties.
‘The guidelines are not just for health and safety specialists – anyone working on a wind farm has a responsibility for health and safety, and these guidelines aim to give concise and targeted advice, together with links to definitive sources of more detailed guidance,’ says David Malcolm, SgurrEnergy's principal engineer and author of the guidelines.
‘Integrating health and safety good practice into the management of projects and activities not only helps to keep people safe, but also avoids the delays and costs that can occur if hazards are only recognized at a later stage,’ Malcolm adds.
To read the guidelines, click here.