Since the formation of the SafetyOn, and under the direction of the Board of Directors, member companies through the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have met on a monthly basis to discuss experiences from accidents and incidents and to share lessons learned. Facilitated by the TAC Leader, the aim of these discussions has been to better understand the risks in the onshore wind industry, their root causes and possible mitigation actions to prevent further accidents and incidents.

Through the sharing and analysis of incident data provided by SafetyOn member companies, an evidence based understanding of the risks encountered during the development, construction and operational phases of a wind farm project is produced. This information will be used to identify key risks in the onshore wind industry and inform the SafetyOn work programme.

SafetyOn Onshore  Wind 2020 Health and Safety incident data report

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TAC Chair

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David Goodfellow is a chartered electrical engineer, safety professional and MBA. During his early career, he managed various disciplines within manufacturing and supply chain environments, always with a business excellence focus where he has applied lean and six sigma techniques. He has been managing QHSE since 2002 in manufacturing, research, construction and service environments within ALSTOM, AREVA and Siemens. David joined the wind industry in 2010 and is Head of QHSE for Nordex covering Northern and Eastern Europe. David currently also works with the safety committees of WindEurope, VDMA, GWO and IWEA to develop and share good practice within the industry.

TAC Vice Chair

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Karl Sollis is an Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. He started his health & safety career in 2001 in the Telecommunication industry advising on various aspects of industry including field & network operations, call centres & live television work. Karl joined the onshore wind industry in 2010 with an OEM working extensively in Germany, Ireland & Sweden overseeing the implementation of the WTSR on in excess of 130 Wind Farms across the UK & Ireland . He has a particular interest in working at height & rescue techniques. He currently also works with the OSRG to maintain & develop the WTSR.

Members of SafetyOn

  • Banks Renewables Limited
  • Deutsche Windtechnik
  • EDF Renewables
  • Enercon Services UK Ltd
  • Falck Renewables
  • Fred Olsen Renewables
  • GE Energy (UK) Limited
  • Natural Power
  • Nordex
  • Renewable Energy Systems Ltd
  • RWE
  • ScottishPower Renewables
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • SSE Renewables
  • Statkraft
  • Vattenfall UK
  • Ventient Energy
  • Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Ltd