About the G+
G+ is the global health and safety organisation for the offshore wind industry. The Energy Institute provides the secretariat and supports the ongoing work of the G+.
We bring together business leaders, health and safety experts and organisations operating in the offshore wind industry to drive good practice and promote world-class safety performance across the sector.
We engage on important industry matters by facilitating discussion and bringing together industry stakeholders to speak with one voice for the offshore wind industry.
Senior executives of the G+ member companies have committed resources from their own company teams, and have also met under the auspices of the G+ Board, to actively lead the industry in finding solutions to the safety challenges that offshore wind projects face.
On 25th November 2015, the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) organised an Offshore Wind Leaders' workshop in Bootle, UK. The G+ was given a clear mandate to take on a visible leadership role in driving the improvement of health and safety performance in the offshore wind industry. The G+ 2016 stakeholder presentation demonstrates how the G+ has fulfilled the commitments set at this meeting.
Since the Bootle workshop, the G+ has had an aim to develop into a more global organisation. The G+ has Board members who are country champions and is always keen to liaise further with international stakeholders.
The G+ member companies use their positions, as major developers in the global offshore wind industry, to provide health and safety leadership and direction. The G+ collaborate to
- Ensure that health and safety are recognised as core values;
- Provide direction across the global offshore renewable energy sector;
- Establish an open network of health and safety experts, professionals and stakeholders;
- Promote a strong, sustainable and continually improving health and safety culture;
- Promote and maintain the highest possible standards of health and safety through the life cycle of offshore wind projects;
- Identify key health and safety risks and best practice solutions to mitigate those risks to an acceptable level; and
- Actively engage and work with major stakeholders to support, develop and/or deliver best practice health and safety solutions.
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International Collaboration Committee (ICC)
In response to the G+'s commitment to cooperation and as an output of the HSE “Offshore wind leaders event” held in November 2015 an Industry Collaboration Committee has been formed. This Collaboration Committee is chaired by the G+ and meets on a regular basis in order to ensure that the various organisations work programmes are consistent with current and emerging priority risks, that duplication is minimised and that efforts are undertaken by the most suitable organisation under a more collaborative framework.
Minutes from the last meeting can be found here.
Should you require further information on the Industry Collaboration Committee, please contact your relevant industry organisation represented on the committee.
At the 2016 G+ Stakeholder Forum the G+ published their first newsletter, providing articles on the G+ work programme and also submissions from individual members. A G+ newsletter will be published on a biannual basis to keep the industry informed of G+ activities and developments.
The latest newsletter is at the top of the below list:
If you have any queries on the newsletter or any of the articles in particular please use the website contact page.