The purpose of each workshop is to explore the current industry design of a particular topic or risk area and to investigate improvements in the design phase of an offshore wind farm project. These improvements arising from the workshops help to reduce the number of incidents, improve efficiency and aid the sector’s overall health and safety performance.
The Safe by Design workshop concept was initiated by The Crown Estate in 2012 and a number of workshops were subsequently 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 that the G+ take ownership of the Safe by Design initiative and develop the workshop programme around their risk profile.
The G+ has held eight Safe by Design workshops - reports from seven workshops are available to download below. If you would like to order hard copies of any of the G+ documents, this can be done through the Energy Institute: https://publishing.energyinst.org/topics/renewables
The most recent Safe by Design workshop was held on 5th March 2019 on bolting and hydraulic torque and tension systems and the report is now available for download above.
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.