SafetyOn/ RUK Guidance regarding site operations, construction, and return to the office environment during COVID-19 (version 8; 21 August 2020)

This update highlights the reference of this guidance note in Scottish government guidance, amended wording on essential work and required personnel, reference to local lock-downs and national quarantine rules as well as track and trace systems.

Notification
Arc flash

Arc Flash Incident

29-05-2024

During service work being undertaken on a WTG, the AT of the party was removing Q3 and Q10 isolations on the convertor platform. When the technician was removing the Q3 lock plastic/ metal lockout device detached and fell into the cabinet.

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P7

Publication of WTSR SP7

15-05-2024

Click here to see the newly updated WTSR Support Procedure 7: Control and Management of Cross Boundary Safety Precautions between the WTSR and other Safety Rules

Alert
nutsandbolts

Nut on specific batches of Green Pin Shackles and Turnbuckles

14-05-2024

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.

Notification
Chain Hoist Image

Chain Hoist Incident on Wind Farm

02-05-2024

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.

News
newsletter

SafetyOn April 2024 Newsletter

29-04-2024

The first SafetyOn newsletter of the year is now live!
Featuring;
✔ SafetyOn's expanding workstreams including collaboration with G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation on manual handling
✔ Member spotlight featuring Kenneth Weatherstone
✔ Upcoming publications/ events including SafetyOn's annual stakeholder forum and Stand Up for Safety Week 2025

News
Generator High Voltage

SafetyOn guidance published: Wind Turbine Generator High Voltage Access Awareness

24-04-2024

The Wind Turbine Generator High Voltage Access Awareness good practice guidance document has been produced to assist the onshore wind industry to determine their minimum training and competency requirement for those working either in or on wind turbine generators (WTGs) which contain high voltage (HV) electrical equipment.

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mobilecrane

SafetyOn guidance published: Mobile Crane Lifting for Onshore Wind Farms

17-04-2024

This good practice guidance is aimed to improve mobile crane lifting operations, both during installation and major component exchange in operations and maintenance, within the onshore wind industry.

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cost recovery

Cost recovery legislation and guidance

03-04-2024

    Click here to access the following information:

  • Cost Recovery for Wind and Marine Energy (Renewables)
  • The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) (Amendment) and Gas Safety (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2024
  • HSE - Charging
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data

SafetyOn 2023 Health and Safety Incident Data Report

18-03-2024

We're thrilled to announce that the SafetyOn 2023 Health and Safety Incident Data Report is set to be published on 26 June 2024. This comprehensive report will be packed with insights, trends and invaluable data to empower you in the onshore wind industry. The report will be freely accessible to download from SafetyOn's website!

Notification
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Suspended loads

18-03-2024

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.

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newworld

SafetyOn feature in New Energy World

01-02-2024

Ensuring health and safety keeps pace with growth of the onshore wind sector.

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Stand Up For Safety

22nd-26th January

26-01-2024

22nd - 26th January: Stand Up for Safety Week is dedicated to creating time to discuss hazards working onshore and preventative measures that could be taken to reduce risk to health and safety

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SafetyOn chair

New SafetyOn Leadership

18-12-2023

Amidst plans to boost wind energy generation in the UK, the onshore wind industry health and safety organisation, SafetyOn, has today announced a new Chair to guide its burgeoning workstreams.

Notification
safety

Local QHSE stop work due to arc flash event

14-12-2023

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).

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forum

SafetyOn 5th Annual Stakeholder Day

13-12-2023

SafetyOn held its 5th Annual Stakeholder Day on 30th November 2023 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EICC. The event showcased key updates and successes delivered...

Alert
safetyalert

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

12-12-2023

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

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SGEA

Positive Improvement Award

04-12-2023

Following the SafetyOn Stakeholder forum, the SafetyOn Team were back at the EICC for the Scottish Green Energy Awards!

A fantastic evening, and we are absolutely delighted the hand injury campaign won Postive Improvement Award at the SGEA.

The innovative hand injury video campaign aims to raise awareness of hand injuries and mitigate these incidents.

The video campaign is freely available to download here.

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stakeholder event

SafetyOn 5th annual Stakeholder Forum

04-12-2023

Thank you to everyone who  attended the fifth annual SafetyOn stakeholder forum.

We hope you enjoyed the event, and we look forward to seeing you all at the next stakeholder forum in 2024.

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november

SafetyOn November 2023 Newsletter

20-11-2023

SafetyOn newsletter November issue is available!📰
Read more about:
- 2023 work programme in review
- Continued growth in Tier 2 membership
- Behind the stats: SafetyOn's 2022 Safety Report
- Looking ahead: 2024 work programme
- SafetyOn part of the Industry Colloboration Committee (ICC)
- SafetyOn stakeholder forum and attendance at external events

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award

IOSH Scotland Campaign of the Year Award

15-11-2023

📢 📢 IOSH Scotland Campaign of the Year Award!

We are thrilled the SafetyOn hand injury video campaign has been awarded Campaign of the Year at the 2023 IOSH Scotland Awards!

Four videos were released as part of the innovative campaign and are freely available to download here!

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Stakeholder event 2023

2023 SafetyOn Annual Stakeholder Forum

06-11-2023

The agenda for the upcoming SafetyOn Stakeholder Day on Thursday 30th November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). We are excited to see you all in person and are delighted to announce what we think is a very engaging and informative programme.

Notification

Arc Flash Incident Cross Boundary Isolations

27-10-2023

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

27-10-2023

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

27-10-2023

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.

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SGEA

SGEA nomination

16-10-2023

The innovative video campaign focuses on raising awareness of hand injuries, recognising risk, removing hazards, redesigning processes, and saving employees from harm.

Four videos were released as part of the campaign, and are freely available to everyone here.

News
iosh

IOSH Conference and Awards Dinner

30-08-2023

📢 📢 We are thrilled to announce that SafetyOn is an official sponsorship partner at this year's IOSH Conference and Awards Dinner.

The theme of this year's conference is 'Nurturing positive outcomes for people and the planet'.

The Conference and Awards Dinner takes place on Thursday 09th November. For more information on the event please visit the IOSH website.

Notification
arcflash

Arc Flash Event

15-08-2023

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.

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SafetyOn Background

SafetyOn hand injury campaign

08-08-2023

We're pleased to release the final video of the SafetyOn hand injury campaign; "The correct tools for the task"

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Digital Data

SafetyOn Incident Data Webinar

31-07-2023

Data Leads, Anna de Fortuna and Chris Forster will provide an overview of the data collection method, key trends, & explain how monitoring and gathering data on the h&s performance of the UK onshore wind sector informs our evidence-based work programme

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onshore wind con

Onshore Wind Conference

26-07-2023

SafetyOn is exhibiting at the 2023 Onshore wind conference on 21st September

News
Stakeholder event 2023

2023 SafetyOn Annual Stakeholder Day

21-07-2023

Date and venue announced for 2023 annual SafetyOn Stakeholder Day. To book your place "read more"

News
Wind Turbine

Safety is key as wind energy activity reaches record levels

12-07-2023

Safety is paramount as onshore and offshore wind activity reaches record levels globally.

Publication
report

SafetyOn 2022 incident data report

23-06-2023

SafetyOn 2022 Incident Data Report is out!

The SafetyOn incident data allows us to properly benchmark and monitor key safety metrics, and drive tangible change in our approach to safety.

Notification
dropobject

Dropped object incident

19-06-2023

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

19-06-2023

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

Publication
gloves

The right gloves for the job

23-05-2023

We are excited to release the third video of the SafetyOn hand injury campaign; "The right gloves for the job".

News
newsletter

SafetyOn April 2023 Newsletter

27-04-2023

Click here to access our April 2023 newsletter and stay informed on SafetyOn's efforts to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of health and safety in our sector.

News
WT

SafetyOn response to HSE letter

21-04-2023

SafetyOn response to HSE concerns regarding issues of integrating service lifts and their declaration of conformity within wind turbines

Notification
cabinet

Electrical Contact

05-04-2023

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

Publication
confined

Guidance for Management of Work in Confined Spaces for Onshore Wind

28-03-2023

SafetyOn has just launched a set of guidelines for Management of Work in Confined Spaces for Onshore Wind

Alert
angles

Temporary prohibition of the use of angle grinders

23-03-2023

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

Publication
hi 2

Recognise, Remove, Redesign

20-03-2023

The second video as part of the SafetyOn injury campaign emphasises the importance of Recognising risks, Removing hazards, Redesigning processes/ procedures/ environment.

News
Wind Turbine

HSE Letter to SafetyOn and G+

16-03-2023

Issues of integrating service lifts and their declaration of conformity within wind turbines

Notification
excavator

Electricity cable struck by excavator

28-02-2023

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

28-02-2023

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.

Publication
onshore

Contractor engagement and behavioural safety in onshore civils

16-02-2023

G+ and SafetyOn have just launched a set of guidelines for onshore civil engineering and construction works in wind industry.

Notification
arcflash

Arc Flash Burn

21-12-2022

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

09-12-2022

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.

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20221201_143215_1

SafetyOn 4th Annual Stakeholder Day

07-12-2022

SafetyOn held its 4th Annual Stakeholder Day on 1st December 2022 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EICC. The event showcased key updates and successes delivered...

News
handinjury

SafetyOn Launch Injury Trends Campaign

05-12-2022

The first video as part of the SafetyOn injury campaign shows a life changing hand injury. Three further videos will be released over a period of seven months as part of the injury trends video campaign.

News
updatedagenda

SafetyOn Stakeholder Day 2022 Agenda

22-11-2022

Here's the agenda for the upcoming SafetyOn Stakeholder Day on 01st December.  We look forward to seeing you at the EICC!

Notification
Nit bottle fall

Nitrogen bottle falling from crane hatch

04-11-2022

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.

News
20211202

SafetyOn 3rd Annual Stakeholder Day Report

09-03-2022

SafetyOn Stakeholder Days are held annually and attended by representatives from SafetyOn Tier1 and Tier 2 member companies and industry stakeholders. Around one hundred delegates...

COVID-19
COVID

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

07-02-2022

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

22-12-2021

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.

News
stakeholder_day

SafetyOn 3rd Annual Stakeholder Day

01-12-2021

Less than one month to go until our third SafetyOn Stakeholder Day 2021 on 02nd December 2020. We are excited to see you all soon in person at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EICC

News
Renewables conference

Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability Conference

03-11-2021

Register for the Energy Institute's Renewables: Health, Safety and Sustainability Conference in November 2021.

Publication
SafetyOn_Post-incident decommissioning of onshore wind turbines

SafetyOn Post-incident decommissioning of onshore wind turbines

29-09-2021

SafetyOn are pleased to announce the publication of its newest good practice guideline, Post-incident decommissioning of onshore wind turbines

News
Digital Data

SafetyOn incident data report summary

16-07-2021

Check out the SafetyOn 2020 incident data report summary. The report highlights the key points from SafetyOn incident data.

News
Wind Turbine

WTSR 4th Edition

30-06-2021

Release of  WTSR and Support Procedures - 4th Edition

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 14

24-06-2021

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

Alert
safety alert

Safety Alert - Mandatory use of rotor lock...

25-05-2021

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

17-05-2021

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

Notification
crane

Failed crane beam support bracket

29-04-2021

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

Alert
SafetyAlert

8mm Standard Zinc plated steel screwlink

27-04-2021

Safety Warning communication from Peguet

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 13

20-04-2021

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

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SO Brochure

SafetyOn Brochure

17-03-2021

SafetyOn is the health and safety organisation for the Onshore wind sector. Providing leadership in health and safety, we ensure transparency on the industry’s H&S performance, promote good practice and assist the industry in mitigating key emerging risks through co-operation

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 12

01-03-2021

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.

News
SO_Nesletter_Feb2021

SafetyOn February 2020 Newsletter

17-02-2021

SafetyOn have issued its first newsletter updating the industry on what we are doing to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of health and safety in our sector.

News
COVID

COVID 19 SafetyOn Letter to Members

04-02-2021

Following the recent announcements from UK and devolved Governments covering the VOC 202012/01 strain of COVID-19 and the increased restrictions across the UK, an extraordinary meeting of the COVID Guidance working group was held yesterday.

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance- Version 11

25-01-2021

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

06-01-2021

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

News
SafetyOn Logo

SafetyOn Stakeholder Forum 2020

26-11-2020

The agenda for the SafetyOn Annual Stakeholder forum is available

COVID-19
SO_COVID_Form

COVID 19 – Windfarm Critical Workers Work Details Summary Sheet

09-11-2020

The following information provides relevant details for the travel of the Critical Worker.

Bulletin
WTG

3M™ Protecta® Rebel Self-Retracting Lifelines

17-09-2020

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

COVID-19
COVID

SafetyOn/ RUK COVID-19 Guidance - Version 10

21-08-2020

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

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SafetyOn letter pic

SafetyOn response to HSE letter

04-08-2020

SafetyOn in its leadership role to ensure health and safety remains the onshore wind industry's top priority has responded to the letter from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Alert
KN95

UPDATE: KN95 Safety Alert

31-07-2020

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

Alert
HV IMAGE

HV Incident: Update

06-07-2020

Safety, Health and Environmental Alert: Update

Alert
HV IMAGE

HV Flashover

01-07-2020

Maintenance on HV equipment on a windfarm

Alert
KN95

Quality of KN95 face masks

12-06-2020

Quality of KN95 face masks

Alert
hand sanitiser

Alcohol-based hand sanitiser

11-05-2020

Alcohol-based hand sanitiser warning

Notification
wildfire

Wildfires

07-05-2020

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.

Notification
Winter WTG

Winter Conditions

02-03-2020

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

02-03-2020

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

Notification
Winter Driving

Winter Driving

02-03-2020

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

Alert
Wind Turbine

Transport of WTG Components

02-03-2020

Transport of heavy- and oversized Wind Turbine components