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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Ewan McMillan has worked in the power industry for over 30 years largely in the operational leadership of power plants, thermal, hydro, pumped-storage and distribution energy networks. He has a keen interest in risk management, particularly from a practical perspective. Ewan applied engineering and operational experience to the subject of safety and health and so hasn’t come from a traditional safety background. His colleague once kindly said that “He’d done safety by osmosis”.

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
  • Full Circle
  • 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