Notification
Chain Hoist Image

Chain Hoist Incident on Wind Farm

01-01-1970

During planned service work an incident involving a chain hoist occurred on a windfarm.  An investigation was carried out and the risk assesment and evaluation of the incident was undertaken.

Notification
picture

Suspended loads

01-01-1970

A Major Component Replacement (MCR) task was undertaken on a wind farm, during these works the roof canopy section was removed and reinstalled. An investigation was carried out which found failings in the existing risk assessment and evaluation of the task was undertaken.

Notification
safety

Local QHSE stop work due to arc flash event

01-01-1970

During planned works to replace the main breaker on a WTG an arc flash event has occurred. Initial investigations suggest there was a failure of the cross-boundary isolation that utilised a Terasaki Tempower2 AR325S low voltage (LV) air circuit breaker (ACB).

Notification

Arc Flash Incident Cross Boundary Isolations

01-01-1970

During planned works by technicians to replace the main breaker on a WTG an arc flash event occurred. Initial investigations suggest there was a failure of the cross-boundary isolation.

Notification

RIDDOR TX Coil Failure Incident

01-01-1970

A breakdown call was received for string 2 having no communications at a wind farm. The team got in touch with the HV Senior Authorised Person [SAP] from the Company to assist with fault finding as to why the HV had tripped. Each of the turbines on string 2 were checked to see which one had tripped, T12 was found to be off and upon further investigation, one of the coils on the transformer had blown.

Notification

LV Arc Flash Incident

01-01-1970

An incident occurred on a site that resulted in an arc-flash and burns injuries to wind turbine technicians working to replace a faulty wind turbine 690V circuit breaker. At the time of the incident, safe systems of work were in place, including electrical isolations. A full investigation is underway to determine the root-cause of the incident.

Notification
arcflash

Arc Flash Event

01-01-1970

During planned service work on a WTG the AT of the party was removing isolations to Q3 and Q10 within the 1S1 cabinet at the convertor platform level. When the technician removed the Q3 isolation, the lockout device fell down into the cabinet, appearing to fall between a gap in the protective covers and coming into contact with live conductors causing an Arc Flash Event to occur.

Notification
dropobject

Dropped object incident

01-01-1970

A wooden pallet containing a load was being lifted back onto the racking, and as the Forklift Truck was being turned, the load tipped, causing the wooden pallet to fall to the ground.

Notification
battery storage

Battery Energy Storage System Fire

01-01-1970

An incident occurred on a battery energy storage system that resulted in extensive damage to the battery system and container due to fire.

Notification
cabinet

Electrical Contact

01-01-1970

Fault finding within the Hub Spinner area cabinet +A6. A technician received electric shock following application of isolations.

Notification
excavator

Electricity cable struck by excavator

01-01-1970

An overhead 11kv electricity line was struck by arm of excavator. Operatives were backfilling trenches where fibre optic cables within ducts have been laid

Notification
hv trip

HV Trip caused a T-Stop at WTG

01-01-1970

A HV trip caused a T-stop at WTG 707. Technicians visited the turbine to investigate the fault following the HV trip. Upon arrival at the Nacelle they discovered damage to the Q7 cubicle. On further investigation the technicians found that an arc flash event had occurred within the Q7 cabinet.

Notification
arcflash

Arc Flash Burn

01-01-1970

A Senior Engineer suffered burns in his hands as a result of an Arc-Flash. The Engineer failed to work according to the correct work procedure and to disconnect the cables from the battery side before disconnecting the battery power cables from the BMS, resulting in an Arc Flash.

Notification
clifter

Crushed Finger - Suspension of Clifter

01-01-1970

An incident involving a Clifter device was reported recently.

An employee tried to operated a  Clifter device to move it further up the ladder but in doing so, his index finger got trapped.

Notification
Nit bottle fall

Nitrogen bottle falling from crane hatch

01-01-1970

A high potential near miss has been reported recently. During a maintenance operation while hoisting down the tools using the internal crane, a nitrogen bottle dropped through the crane’s hatch down to the ground.

COVID-19
COVID

Updated SafetyOn/ RUK Guidance regarding Procedures and Protocols for COVID-19

01-01-1970

This note sets out the key considerations that should be considered by duty holders when reviewing the specific guidance provided by relevant Governments and Regulators.

COVID-19
COVID

Updated SafetyOn/ RUK Guidance regarding Procedures and Protocols for COVID-19

01-01-1970

This note sets out the key considerations that should be considered by duty holders when reviewing the specific guidance provided by relevant Governments and Regulators.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 14

01-01-1970

Version 14 takes into account recent reviews of relevant Government and regulator guidance.

Alert
safety alert

Safety Alert - Mandatory use of rotor lock...

01-01-1970

Mandatory use of rotor lock on the main shaft prior to accessing the nacelle cellar (yaw area) on K08 Gamma and Delta 3000

Alert
service hoist 2

Avanti Traction hoist

01-01-1970

Avanti Traction hoist – M500 (500 and 508) Series SAFETY ALERT

Notification
crane

Failed crane beam support bracket

01-01-1970

The crane beam support bracket for the crane beam had failed, causing the beam and hoist to fall to the nacelle floor.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 13

01-01-1970

Version 13 includes addition of section on vaccination (chapter 5) and update of testing with inclusion of lateral flow testing (chapter 4)

Alert
safetyalert

Risk related to Petzl ASTRO and CANYON GUIDE harnesses which can cause personnel to fall from height

01-01-1970

A Safety Alert from the manufacturer PETZL instructing to immediately stop using and inspect the Petzl ASTRO and CANYON GUIDE harnesses.

Alert
angles

Temporary prohibition of the use of angle grinders

01-01-1970

During the activities of blade repair with rope access, an employee accidentally activated the angle grinder, causing a deep cut on his leg.

Alert
SafetyAlert

8mm Standard Zinc plated steel screwlink

01-01-1970

Safety Warning communication from Peguet

Alert
nutsandbolts

Nut on specific batches of Green Pin Shackles and Turnbuckles

01-01-1970

It was noted that some nuts of specific batches of Green Pin products do not conform with the safety specification as the threading was too loose.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 12

01-01-1970

Version 12 includes updated sections on training and competence in the O&M note (page 11) as well as in the Construction note (page 24) with revised information on temporary measures for GWO training and link to the HSE website.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 11

01-01-1970

Version 11 includes a short but significant section on Shielding (Chapter 5 in the individual notes). To make navigation of the document easier, we included direct links to the individual notes on page 4.

Notification
WTG

Rodent damage - LV Cables

01-01-1970

Rodent damage occurred to the sheath of low voltage (LV) cables in the transformer section of a wind turbine packaged substation.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance - Version 10

01-01-1970

SafetyOn/ Renewable UK COVID -19 Guidance (version 10; 09 December 2020)

Bulletin
WTG

3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines

01-01-1970

3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines.

Alert
KN95

UPDATE: KN95 Safety Alert

01-01-1970

Updated safety alert to clarify the use of masks designated as KN95

Alert
HV IMAGE

HV Incident: Update

01-01-1970

Safety, Health and Environmental Alert: Update

Alert
HV IMAGE

HV Flashover

01-01-1970

Maintenance on HV equipment on a windfarm

Alert
KN95

Quality of KN95 face masks

01-01-1970

Quality of KN95 face masks

Notification
wildfire

Wildfires

01-01-1970

There has been a been a mainly prolonged dry spell across much of the UK&I. There have been reports of wildfire around the country. This bulletin acts as a reminder to the increased potential for wildfires.

Alert
hand sanitiser

Alcohol-based hand sanitiser

01-01-1970

Alcohol-based hand sanitiser warning

Notification
Winter WTG

Winter Conditions

01-01-1970

This bulletin is issued to compliment the HSQE Bulletin 10/19 Winter Driving and focuses on winter conditions at the workplace.

Notification
Hand washing

Corona Virus Outbreak

01-01-1970

Corona Virus outbreak in China. Stop germs spreading, wash your hands!

Notification
Winter Driving

Winter Driving

01-01-1970

Increased risk of RTCs and general winter conditions on construction and asset sites during winter months

Alert
Wind Turbine

Transport of WTG Components

01-01-1970

Transport of heavy- and oversized Wind Turbine components