Fault finding within the Hub Spinner area cabinet +A6. A technician received electric shock following application of isolations.
An overhead 11kv electricity line was struck by arm of excavator. Operatives were backfilling trenches where fibre optic cables within ducts have been laid
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Version 14 takes into account recent reviews of relevant Government and regulator guidance.
Mandatory use of rotor lock on the main shaft prior to accessing the nacelle cellar (yaw area) on K08 Gamma and Delta 3000
Avanti Traction hoist – M500 (500 and 508) Series SAFETY ALERT
The crane beam support bracket for the crane beam had failed, causing the beam and hoist to fall to the nacelle floor.
Version 13 includes addition of section on vaccination (chapter 5) and update of testing with inclusion of lateral flow testing (chapter 4)
During the activities of blade repair with rope access, an employee accidentally activated the angle grinder, causing a deep cut on his leg.
Safety Warning communication from Peguet
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.
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.
Rodent damage occurred to the sheath of low voltage (LV) cables in the transformer section of a wind turbine packaged substation.
SafetyOn/ Renewable UK COVID -19 Guidance (version 10; 09 December 2020)
3M™ Fall Protection has identified a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of 3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines.
Updated safety alert to clarify the use of masks designated as KN95
Safety, Health and Environmental Alert: Update
Maintenance on HV equipment on a windfarm
Quality of KN95 face masks
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.
Alcohol-based hand sanitiser warning
This bulletin is issued to compliment the HSQE Bulletin 10/19 Winter Driving and focuses on winter conditions at the workplace.
Corona Virus outbreak in China. Stop germs spreading, wash your hands!
Increased risk of RTCs and general winter conditions on construction and asset sites during winter months
Transport of heavy- and oversized Wind Turbine components
Potential service life impact on RSTI-68 and RSTI-69