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.
David Armour, Director of HSEQ, Natural Power
David has been involved in health and safety for the past 14 years having formally worked as a mechanical maintenance engineer. David has both health and safety, and engineering experience in a number of technical industries including offshore and onshore wind, solar, civil construction, port, maritime, and electrical utilities. David is a Chartered Member of IOSH and chairs the SafetyOn Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
TAC Vice Chair
David Goodfellow, Head of Quality and HSE, Northern Europe, Nordex Group
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.
Members of SafetyOn
- Banks Renewables Limited
- EDF Renewables
- E.ON Climate and Renewables UK
- Enercon Services UK Ltd
- Fred Olsen Renewables
- GE Energy (UK) Limited
- Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
- Natural Power
- Renewable Energy Systems Ltd
- Senvion UK Ltd
- Siemens Gamesa
- SSE Renewables
- ScottishPower Renewables
- Vattenfall UK
- Ventient Energy
- Vestas Celtic Wind Technology Ltd