Safe by Design Workshops

The Safe by Design workshop concept was initiated by The Crown Estate in 2012 and a number of workshops were held. In 2014, in response to the growing recognition of the G+ as a health and safety authority on offshore wind issues, the Crown Estate requested the G+ to take ownership of the Safe by Design initiative and develop the workshop programme around their risk profile.

The purpose of each workshop is to explore the current industry design on a particular topic/risk area and to investigate improvements in the design phase of an offshore wind farm project which will lead to a reduction in the number of incidents and lead to improvements and efficiencies in H&S performance.

The G+ has held five Safe by Design workshops, reports from three workshops are available to download using the following links:

A G+ Safe by Design workshop was held in September 2015 on Lifting Operations. It was decided that this was too large a topic for a workshop, and going forward topic areas will be more specific in scope. A workshop on davit cranes will be held in Summer 2017, and a topic for the Autumn 2017 Safe by Design is currently being finalised based on the 2016 G+ incident data. The G+ is keen to hear from companies with innovative designs that have the potential to improve facets of health and safety in the offshore wind industry.

If you have any questions relating to the G+ Safe by Design initiative, please contact us.